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  • Student receives scholarship to study Russian in Kyrgyzstan

    Kansas State University student Joel Blankenship, sophomore in political science, history and international studies, Valley Center, has been awarded a David L. Boren Scholarship for 2015-2016. The National Security Education Program sponsors the David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships. Boren .

  • Tobacco tax revenue would be ill used

    There’s an excellent reason to support raising tobacco taxes, even to the extent that Gov. Sam Brownback proposed at the outset of the 2015 legislative session. Unfortunately, it’s not the reason the Brownback administration has in mind. A tax .

  • NRA political clout killed scientific research on guns

    To the Editor: Ron Johnson’s opinion piece “Hit job” on NRA unprofessional,” was filled with so much disinformation that it’s hard to known where to start. While it is true that the NRA does not have the authority .

  • Heavy rain allows us to hold off on watering

    To the Editor: Hallelujah for Monday’s wonderful deluge of rain, from northeast Kansas to southwest Kansas. Now, since our sprinkler systems aren’t smart enough to detect moisture in the ground, I recommend that we act in absentia in .

  • MHS swimmers top Spartans on senior day Scipio200medley.phatch

    Facing a partial squad from Emporia Wednesday afternoon at the KSU Natatorium, the Manhattan High swim team scored a clean sweep on senior day. The Indians won each of the 11 swimming events at the meet, with Emporia’s only win .

  • ‘The Mikado’ takes a pop turn at the MAC G.w.clift1

    Penny Cullers, local arts stalwart, is currently the Artistic Director of Manhattan Arts Center. She has directed a version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado” which runs through this weekend. Like Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance,” which .


    Ronald J. Sweat, 77, of Manhattan, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born June 25, 1937, in Kirwin, the son of Eugene and Jean (Stuckman) Sweat. Ron was raised .


    Judy Lea Dummermuth Benson, 71, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at her home in Wichita. The family provided some of the following information. She was born July 2, 1943, in Waterville, to Frederick M. and Isabelle Sawin Dummermuth. Her parents preceded her in death. Surviving .


    The celebration of life service for Warren J. Bayer will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at College Heights Baptist Church, 2320 Anderson Ave. in Manhattan..


    Barbara J. Hanks, 79, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the Via Christi hospital in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan..


    Marian Hopper, 88, of Randolph, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home..

  • Mother’s Day, Sinatra Project, ‘Mikado,’ improv and more

    It is a weekend of off-the-cuff comedy as On the Spot, K-State’s improv team, has three chances for you (and mom) to laugh. Tonight, one of the groups within On the Spot, called Get in the Van, will perform .


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