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  • If you like monkeys, you’ll like ‘Monkey Kingdom’ Christopher.conner

    Tina Fey narrates this year’s Disney Nature Earth Day feature, “Monkey Kingdom.” Filmed in Sri Lanka, the nature documentary follows “Maya,” a low -ranking member of the toque macaque troop occupying the forest territory around a feature named castle .

  • Auditions planned for youth ensembles

    TOPEKA —Auditions for the 2015-2016 Topeka Symphony Youth Ensembles will be Saturday, May 9, at Washburn University. The three youth ensembles are Debut Orchestra, Youth Philharmonic, and Youth Orchestra. Rehearsals begin Sept. 8. All rehearsals are on Tuesdays with concerts on Nov. 15, 2015, .

  • Focus on fracking is worthwhile

    Earthquakes seem to have eased a bit in south-central Kansas, which is good news. But whether that stems from a decline in fracking associated with depressed oil prices or an order limiting wastewater disposal in certain wells there is unclear. .

  • MHS golfers win in Topeka

    The Manhattan High boys’ golf team took first place by a wide margin at Monday’s Topeka High Invitational at Lake Shawnee in Topeka. At a meet that didn’t feature the full varsity squads of several teams in attendance, .

  • Domestic violence is heinous

    The Kansas Coalition against Sexual & Domestic Violence found that in one day, 727 victims of domestic violence requested services. Sadly, almost 300 requests were not met because of various issues, such as lack of funding or lack of employees. It is .

  • Indians beat Hayden in OT, 3-2

    Normally the more aggressive team on the soccer pitch, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team found itself on its heels much of the night against Hayden on Tuesday. But the Indians found a way to pull out the win, scoring .

  • MHS softball sweeps Scots

    The Manhattan High softball team got its first sweep of the young season, winning a pair of games against Highland Park on Tuesday at Hummer Sports Park in Topeka. The Indians won both games by run-rule, winning the first game 15.

  • Riley man faces multiple drug charges

    Riley County police arrested a 54-year-old Riley man after they executed a search warrant Tuesday night and seized more than 1/4 pound of drugs. Randy Siebold was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent .

  • Police issue warning about counterfeit bills

    Police in Riley County are warning people of a potential counterfeit bills scam. Officers responded on Tuesday to reports from businesses in the Manhattan area of the use of counterfeit $100 bills. Businesses included Pizza Hut on Moro Street and Hosteler .


    Johnny Guy Burnett, 68, of De Soto, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at home, with his family by his side. The family provided some of the following information. Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, with visitation from 6 to 8 p..


    Janeva Steger, 60, Lawrence, died Friday, April 17, 2015, at her home. The family provided some of the following information. A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wade Russell officiating. She was .


    Larry Melvin Glover, 46, Alma, died at his home Sunday, April 19, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. Larry was born on April 11, 1969, in Wamego, to Robert and Margaret (Ellison) Glover. He would graduate from Wamego High School in 1988 and .


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