• Candidates deserve thanks for running

    It’s easy to take for granted something that happened earlier this week: A pool of well-qualified candidates filed to run for local offices in the Manhattan area. It’s very good, and those candidates are to be thanked for .

  • MHS girls ready for Mac Classic Gbb2.phatch

    Manhattan High girls’ basketball coach Scott Mall knows his team will have its hands full as the defending champions this weekend in McPherson at the 20th annual Mid-America Classic. Coming in as the No. 3 seed, Manhattan (8-2, 4-2 Centennial) played .

  • Research: Nearly all home chefs contaminate food

    If you’re gearing up for a big Super Bowl bash, you might want to consult the best food-handling practices. New research from Kansas State University finds that most home chefs drop the ball on food safety. Researchers at Kansas .

  • Denying climate change exists does not serve us well

    To the Editor: There has been a vigorous exchange about climate change on these pages lately, and that’s a good thing. No matter where you stand on this issue, when you speak out, you’re “preachin’ to the choir.” .


    Vincent Elliott “Mike” Gillespie, 86, of Manhattan, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. He was born on Feb. 7, 1928, in Boston, Mass. Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Gillespie of the home; daughter, Kathryn Nell Gillespie Seltzer and .

  • KPERS cutbacks are costly

    Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan to reduce payments to the state’s pension system undercuts the reforms he helped champion and would cost taxpayers billions of dollars. Surely there is a better way to pay for his tax cuts. In 2012, .


    Mary (Helton) Shaver, 90, of Wamego, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at her home.  Private family services will be held a later date..


    The Rev. Merritt Max Wright, 94, of Topeka, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Emporia. He was born Feb. 21, 1920, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was the younger of two sons born to the Rev. Herbert Thomas and Eda Zeloa (Young) Wright. He grew .


    Bill J. “Bodie” Faith, 91, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the information. He was born on March 22, 1923, in Manhattan. He was the son of Oliver W. and Alta (.


    Betty L. (Burt) Zenger, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, surrounded by her family at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan after a lengthy illness. The family provided some of the following information She will be forever remembered by sons, Steve and .


    Joan Aldous, 88, of South Bend, Ind., died Oct. 29, 2014, at Signature Healthcare of South Bend. She was a professor emerita at the University of Notre Dame. She was born Jan. 9, 1926, in the District of Columbia to Alfred Evans Aldous and Coral .

  • Dancing pros, ‘Devil Bat,’ dueling pianos and more

    As some K-State stars rehearse this weekend for Dancing with the K-State Stars, which is on Feb. 10 in McCain, the McCain Performance Series is bringing professional dancers for “Dancing Pros Live “at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Some of the world’s .


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