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  • Obituaries | January 28, 2014


    Edward “Ed” Lynn Penn, 63, of rural St. George, died Sunday at his home. The family provided some of the following information. Ed was born on June 17, 1950, in LaFontaine. He was the son of Manuel B. and Ethel M. (Myers) Penn. He graduated from Manhattan High

  • Obituaries | January 28, 2014


    Anna B. Davis, 97, of Clay Center died Saturday at the Clay County Medical Center in Clay Center. Additional obituary and service information will be announced later by the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

  • Local |Business | January 28, 2014

    Allegiant to end flights to Phoenix beginning in February

    Allegiant Air announced Monday that it would be halting flights between Manhattan and the Phoenix-Mesa area at the end of February. Media representatives for Allegiant said that the service to Arizona, which began on Nov. 7, would stop on Feb. 23 — and any bookings beyond that date

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 28, 2014

    K-State names engineering dean

    Darren Dawson, chair of electrical and computer engineering at Clemson University, has been named engineering dean at Kansas State. Dawson will start work July 1 at a salary of $316,200 for the upcoming fiscal year. When he joins K-State, Dawson will be leading a college attempting to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 28, 2014

    Love, McKenith plead not guilty

    A Manhattan mother and son each pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of aiding and abetting first-degree murder. Christina Love, 49, and James McKenith, 33, appeared in Riley County District Court for their arraignment in which Judge Meryl Wilson scheduled them separate trials upon their request.

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 28, 2014

    Officials to set regular meetings for Fieldhouse talks

    The Fieldhouse Project continues to spark discussion. Local government officials plan to start meeting regularly to find a plan for upgrading the area’s youth sports facilities. City manager Ron Fehr said that the group of citizens that put together a proposal to upgrade local

  • Columns | January 28, 2014

    An evening conversation: the case for print

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    There are plenty of people making the case that newspapers are dying. And in truth, it wouldn’t take you long to find a tale of some famous old big-city newspaper that just slashed its staff by a hundred. The world belongs to the internet,

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | January 28, 2014

    Gospel singer to perform at KSU

    World-renowned gospel singer Rev. Wintley Phipps Sr. has performed for iconic figures, including Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and every U.S. president since Jimmy Carter.  Phipps will perform at K-State Wednesday night at 7. The Grammy-nominated singer is on campus to give an inspirational message at

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | January 28, 2014

    Wamego woman suing over vaccination

    WESTMORELAND — A Wamego woman has filed suit against the Pottawatomie County Health Department, alleging that carelessness and negligence resulted in “severe, permanent and devastating injuries” to her daughter. Jody K. Hupe filed the suit in Pott County District Court Dec. 26, alleging that her daughter, Brooke

  • Local |Business | January 28, 2014

    Residential construction in Pott County rebounds to pre-recession levels

    WESTMORELAND — Residential construction in Pottawatomie County has rebounded to the pre-recession level of 2007, zoning administrator Gregg Webster told county commissioners Monday. Pott County issued 121 residential building permits in 2013, surpassing the 118 issued in 2007, according to figures provided by Webster. “As you can see, we’re in

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