To the Editor: This week we learned that in Newton, a 2-year-old boy was injured after being left inside the home with access to his grandfather’s loaded handgun. The bullet reportedly grazed the boy’s finger and ended up lodged in the neighbor’s
Gender is often related to what type of severe or fatal crash a young male or young female driver will be involved in, according to a Kansas State University study. The university’s Sunanda Dissanayake, professor of civil engineering, and Niranga Amarasingha, doctoral student in
Betty Lee Lorenz, 89, of Manhattan, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Topeka. The family provided the following information. Betty was born Oct. 7, 1924, in Lawrence, the daughter of Lawrence L. and Ruby J. (Woodward) Martin. Betty graduated from Topeka High School. She married Henry D. Vogel
A handful of former Kansas State football players were cut this week ahead of a 3 p.m. Tuesday deadline to trim NFL rosters down to 75 players. One of the more surprising cuts was Washington Redskins’ linebacker Rob Jackson. The former defensive lineman spent six seasons
With students back in Manhattan and Kansas State football back in business Saturday, Riley County is preparing for the excitement. During Monday morning’s county commission meeting Lt. Erin Freidline of the Riley County Police Department reported that her fellow officers are preparing for gameday
John and Cindy La Barge are self-described “townies.” Together, they operate J&C Imaging, a Manhattan portrait studio that has allowed the husband-and-wife team to create lasting memories for others. “This is my home,” Cindy said as she sat next to John inside the
Riley County police on Saturday arrested an Olathe man in connection with the November 2013 death of Kansas State University freshman Jordan Forbit. Police reported Gregory Haug Jr., 21, was arrested for involuntary manslaughter stemming from Forbit’s death. He was also arrested on charges of possession
Surprise, surprise. Russia, China, Iran, Egypt and other nations with abysmal civil rights records have pounced on the shooting death by a police officer of an unarmed black teenager and the subsequent riots and police crackdown in Ferguson, Mo., as evidence of U.S. hypocrisy.
In the last year, Manhattanites have twice gotten the chance to hear local concerts by well-known survivors of the 1980s Rockabilly revival. Brian Setzer brought his big band to the McCain stage last December. Last Friday we saw Reverend Horton Heat in the Wareham Theater.
Delbert Harlan Simon, 85, of Alma, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Topeka. He was born Jan. 9, 1929, in rural Alma. He served in the United States Army. Delbert operated the family dairy and farm until his retirement in 1993. He married Virginia Mae Anderson on June 18, 1950, in
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