• NRA political clout killed scientific research on guns

    To the Editor: Ron Johnson’s opinion piece “Hit job” on NRA unprofessional,” was filled with so much disinformation that it’s hard to known where to start. While it is true that the NRA does not have the authority .

  • Heavy rain allows us to hold off on watering

    To the Editor: Hallelujah for Monday’s wonderful deluge of rain, from northeast Kansas to southwest Kansas. Now, since our sprinkler systems aren’t smart enough to detect moisture in the ground, I recommend that we act in absentia in .

  • MHS swimmers top Spartans on senior day Scipio200medley.phatch

    Facing a partial squad from Emporia Wednesday afternoon at the KSU Natatorium, the Manhattan High swim team scored a clean sweep on senior day. The Indians won each of the 11 swimming events at the meet, with Emporia’s only win .

  • ‘The Mikado’ takes a pop turn at the MAC G.w.clift1

    Penny Cullers, local arts stalwart, is currently the Artistic Director of Manhattan Arts Center. She has directed a version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado” which runs through this weekend. Like Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance,” which .


    Ronald J. Sweat, 77, of Manhattan, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born June 25, 1937, in Kirwin, the son of Eugene and Jean (Stuckman) Sweat. Ron was raised .


    Judy Lea Dummermuth Benson, 71, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at her home in Wichita. The family provided some of the following information. She was born July 2, 1943, in Waterville, to Frederick M. and Isabelle Sawin Dummermuth. Her parents preceded her in death. Surviving .


    The celebration of life service for Warren J. Bayer will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at College Heights Baptist Church, 2320 Anderson Ave. in Manhattan..


    Barbara J. Hanks, 79, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the Via Christi hospital in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan..


    Marian Hopper, 88, of Randolph, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home..

  • Mother’s Day, Sinatra Project, ‘Mikado,’ improv and more

    It is a weekend of off-the-cuff comedy as On the Spot, K-State’s improv team, has three chances for you (and mom) to laugh. Tonight, one of the groups within On the Spot, called Get in the Van, will perform .

  • Big 12 Conference agrees on tiebreaker for football

    Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby will never need to visit two stadiums on the last day of the season again. He will hand out only one trophy in football next year. The league agreed on a championship tiebreaker Wednesday during its .

  • Over objections, commission approves Noor Residence Noor residence.phatch

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday approved rezoning the Islamic Center of Manhattan’s land for a proposed apartment complex. The Islamic Center proposed rezoning its land from a single-family residential district to a planned unit development to build a .


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