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    Helga S. Sullivan, 89, of Manhattan, died Friday, May 1, 2015, at her residence. The family provided some of the following information. Helga was born May 19, 1925 in Germany, where she was raised. She was married to her beloved husband John Patrick Sullivan for .


    Avis A. Urquhart, 80, of Los Angeles, California, and formerly of Manhattan, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. The family provided some of the following information. She was born in 1934 in Kansas to a seamstress and tenant farmer. She graduated with .

  • Avalon salon hires nail technician

    Emily Gassmann has been hired at Avalon Hair and Nail Salon as a nail technician. Gassmann, 19, grew up in Manhattan and worked in the family business at Wildcat Pet Resort for almost 10 years. She graduated high school in 2013, and attended .

  • Local ERA real estate changes ownership

    ERA High Pointe Realty recently acquired ownership of ERA The Conderman Group. The new ownership team consists of Andy Carson, Ricci Dillon, Katie Wolf and Jean Bigbee Hill. ERA High Pointe Realty has 16 licensed Realtors. The company is at 1430 Poyntz .

  • Give your plants a fighting chance Greggeyestone1

    Most perennial plants have shown growth by now, although I still have a hedge tree that has yet to leaf out. But some of plants — like hardy hibiscus and crape myrtle — are still dormant. I was afraid that last fall .

  • With Iran, Obama ignores his great weakness

    President Barack Obama’s position on the proposed nuclear deal with Iran is clear, even to those of us who are not nuclear engineers.  He believes he has found a way to keep the Iranians from developing nuclear weapons.&.

  • Body First hires yoga instructor

    Yoga instructor Laura Rose joined the Body First Wellness and Recreation Center staff on April 15. Rose completed the YogaWorks 200-hour Foundational Teacher Training in January. Alexandria Crow led the training sessions at Orange Sky Yoga in Manhattan. Her training included .

  • Lockett drafted by Seahawks in 3rd round

    Tyler Lockett is headed to Seattle. Kansas State’s record-breaking wide receiver and return specialist was drafted Friday night in the third round of the NFL Draft — 69th overall — by the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle traded up with Washington to grab .

  • City asks RCPD to cover shortfall

    Manhattan city manager Ron Fehr on Thursday lobbied the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board for help covering a $500,000 shortfall because of delinquent property taxes. Fehr asked the law board to approve using a portion of RCPD’s $668,000 emergency reserve .

  • Sampler founder’s passion drives festival’s growth

    The Kansas Sampler Festival began as a book signing. Marci Penner and her father, Mil, had just published “Kansas Weekend Guide” and hosted about 1,000 people on their family farm near Inman in 1990. Last year, more than 11,000 people filled Wamego’s .

  • Military expert: Russia has will to use nuclear weapons

    A military expert says Russia has demonstrated a willingness to use nuclear weapons and also “hasn’t finished the job” in its invasion of Ukraine. Roger N. McDermott, a senior international fellow in the foreign military studies office at Fort .

  • USD 383’s reserve fund down $1.27M since 2010

    USD 383’s contingency reserve fund has declined by more than $1 million since 2010. The fund, designed for emergencies and unforeseen circumstances, is down $1,272,348 since that time and now sits at $1,339,635 after the school district transferred $250,000 from it this year into its .


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