• ‘All Joy and No Fun’ a thought-provoking look at modern parenting

    If you are a parent and thinking you are working much harder on parenting than your parents did but are enjoying it way less, then this impressive first book from Jennifer Senior is the book for you.  The author, .

  • Late surge pushes Manhattan boys past JC, 84-61 Mbb3.phatch

    Manhattan High was looking for its ninth straight win over Junction City when the rivals met Friday night in Manhattan for the Centennial League opener for both teams. It didn’t come easy, but the Indians — led by senior forward .

  • Tribe girls nearly score 100 in win over Junction City Wbb1.phatch

    Entering the Manhattan girls’ Centennial League opener on Friday night against rival Junction City, Indians coach Scott Mall said he warned his team not to overlook the Blue Jays — like he thought it did last season. Mall’s Indians apparently .

  • Get in the Summer Solstice spirit with a selection of short reads Pecoraro

    Today is the Winter Solstice, the first day of winter, and the shortest day of the year. You have 9 hours, 33 minutes, and 11 seconds of daylight to work with today. What will you do with yours? If reading is on your .

  • Swedish author pens witty, refreshing tale

    You might not be aware, because 1961 was a long time ago and because this amazing story is fiction, but that was the year three pertinent people were born. Most important was Nombeko Mayeki, who started life in the poorest of .

  • SADIE FRASCHILLA

    Sadie Rosaria Fraschilla, 85, of Riley, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at her residence. The family provided the following information. She was born on Nov. 7, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Nunzio and Jennie Cannizzaro. She was married to Guiseppe “Joe” Fraschilla .

  • ALBERT EDWARD NIELSON

    Albert Edward “Al” Nielson, 99, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Al was born on April 25, 1915, in rural Marysville, the son of James M. and Emma (Zybach) Nielson.  He grew .

  • DOROTHA ANN LEE

    Dorotha Ann “Dottie” Lee, 75, of Salina, died Thursday, Dec, 18, 2014, at Salina Regional Health Center. The family provided the following information. Dorotha was born in Iola on May 14, 1939, a daughter of the late Crystal Maxine (Jensen) and Franklin Glen West. She .

  • ‘World of Hunger Games’ a hit for fans

    “May the odds forever be in your favor!” Most “Hunger Games” fans know what that statement means and who said it. ‘Effie Trinket’ is so cheerful and peppy in “The Hunger Games” series. Maybe she should drop all the publicity .

  • DONNA BEAUCHAMP

    Donna B. Beauchamp, 86, of Manhattan,  died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. She was born on June 18, 1928, in rural Beverly, the daughter of Delbert and Ione (Chambers) Percival.  .

  • Valley Heights 58, Doniphan West 29

    At Highland, the Mustangs outscored Doniphan West in every quarter to win easily against their Twin-Valley League foe. Valley Heights led by 18 at halftime. Sidney Blackburn paced the Mustangs with 19 points, while Brandi Jo Roepke had 15 and Kayla Smith finished .

  • Wamego 42, Clay Center 31

    At Wamego, the Red Raiders overcame an early deficit and stayed undefeated with a win over Clay Center. Wamego trailed 13-6 after the first quarter but outscored the Tigers in each of the following three quarters to win. Allison Seufert .





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