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  • Local |Government & Politics | May 27, 2014

    Legislative review: Major bills from 2014

    Considering the bulk of the budget was passed in 2013, the 2014 Kansas legislative session was still particularly eventful. From an attempt to legislate basketball games to the passing of the court-mandated school finance bill that repealed teacher tenure, things in Topeka were busy. Here’s an

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | May 27, 2014

    Man injured in K-99 accident

    WESTMORELAND — A Lindsborg man suffered disabling injuries Friday night in an accident on K-99. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that 45-year-old Brad Anderson was driving an F-350 pickup truck south on Kansas Highway 99, less than half a mile north of Beulah Road in rural Pottawatomie

  • Manhattan High School | May 27, 2014

    Indians win all-sports league crown

    In a school year with eight different Centennial League titles to its credit, Manhattan High School has won the league’s all-sports title for the 2013-14 athletic seasons, taking back the award from Washburn Rural, which edged the Indians last year. Manhattan won or shared

  • Editorials | May 27, 2014

    Even small tax increases add up

    The reluctance of Manhattan-Ogden School Board President Curt Herrman and member Darell Edie to raise the board’s capital outlay budget taxing authority is appreciated. Nevertheless, the majority was right to raise the cap from the present 6 mills to the maximum of 8 mills for items

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Fort Riley | May 27, 2014

    Fort Riley soldier found dead from gunshot

    JUNCTION CITY —Police discovered a Fort Riley soldier dead from a single gunshot wound on Monday. Junction City police and Fire Department and EMS responded to 1731 North Park Drive Apt. 5 Monday in response to a call that a subject had been shot. When police arrived,

  • Obituaries | May 27, 2014


    Jan Martin VerBrugge, 72, died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.  The family provided the following information. Jan was born in Emporia on Dec. 17, 1941, to Martin and Joanna VerBrugge. He graduated from Emporia High School in 1959 and Emporia State University in 1964.&

  • May 27, 2014


    Danny Dale Trayer, 87, of Manhattan, died Monday, May 26, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. He was born on March 2, 1927, in Strong City, the son of Dale and Dorothy Estelle (Arnold) Trayer.  He attended schools in the

  • Obituaries | May 27, 2014


    Thomas V. Swisher, 61, of Manhattan, died Saturday, May 24, 2014. The family provided the following information. Tom Swisher, son of the late Vernon Thomas and Glydis Kelley Swisher; loving husband of Kathy Gay Swisher, went to heaven on May 24 at KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. He

  • Obituaries | May 27, 2014


    Alice Margaret Wickstrum, 98, of Leonardville, died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Survivors include a daughter, Joy Deane and husband Noel Pfizenmaier of Randolph; a daughter-in-law, Lynda Wickstrum of Manhattan; a brother, Arlan and wife Arlene Habluetzel of Clay Center; and 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and

  • Obituaries | May 27, 2014


    Kenneth W. “Ken” Willey, 77, of Milford,  died Monday, March 17, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home.  Cremation has taken place with the assistance of Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel. Memorial services with military honors will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery, 5181

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