• Rising Clare Dunn ready for Stampede main stage show

    Clare Dunn isn’t your father’s country and western music star. Though influenced by the greats that came before her, Dunn is breaking the mold of the female country artists of years past — or rather shattering that mold with .

  • Wary coffee convert finds the jolt Kristina.phatch

    I recently stopped into a local coffee shop and tried a new drink. Five years ago, I probably wouldn’t even have been in the shop in the first place. I’ve been a slow convert to the coffee world. .


    Gladys Wille, 101, died Saturday, May 2, 2015. She was born June 2, 1913, in Alma, the youngest child of Frank Dervin and Etta Craig Freeman. She graduated from Alma High School District 16, in 1931. She was active in school activities, the music department, singing in .


    Rebecca “Beccy” Jane (Fink) Dearborn, 68, of Ankeny, Iowa, died on May 19, 2015, at her home after a four year battle with cancer. The family provided the following information and said she “passed into our savior’s arms” when she died. Beccy .


    Delmar R. “Pete” Gehrt, 85, of Manhattan, died in Overland Park on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The family provided some of the following information and said he died surrounded by his loving family. Pete was born on Jan. 3, 1930, in Manhattan to John and .


    Helen Fulkerson, 92, died Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community-Wroten House, Manhattan. She was born Jan. 5, 1923, the daughter of Ralph and Marie (Kuehn) Weaver. A complete obituary is pending and will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 .


    Moses Richardson Jr., 77, died Friday, May, 15, 2015 in Chicago. He received his education from Manhattan High School and attended Fort Scott College. He met and married Jannie Floyd June 17, 1961 and they had four children. Moses is preceded in death by his .

  • Garden tour, speed dating and Festival of Breads

    TODAY Riley County Master Gardeners 27th Annual Garden Tour, 1-5 p.m. Tour six private gardens and the K-State Gardens. This year features the gardens of Mark and Ann Knackendoffel, Rusell and Eileen Briggs, Jim and Nancy Parker, Keith and .

  • Q&A with former Wildcat quarterback Dan Manucci Manucci (2).phatch

    Dan Manucci was a Phoenix area high school star triple-sport athlete who went on to play football and baseball at Mesa Community College before playing football at Kansas State his junior and senior years in 1977-78. Following his time as .

  • Small towns, city collaborate on regional development

    “You reap what you sow.” The truth of that timeless proverb has been demonstrated forever.  Today we will learn about an organization serving south central Kansas which is helping to sow regional cooperation and reaping the results. Carl Koster .

  • Feel free to explore what works when planting wildflowers Greggeyestone1

    A couple of our sites on this year’s garden tour include perennial wildflower areas. Wildflower is a loose term. It implies that the plant naturally grows around here when given the necessary conditions. It is probably neither a hybrid .

  • How much of a threat is China’s growing navy?

    There has been so much focus on ISIS, Vladimir Putin and Russia that they might seem to be Washington’s only major foreign policy concerns.  Oh, we’re concerned about North Korea, Iran and a plethora of other countries, .


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