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  • Movies | July 28, 2014

    Screenplay is most basic weakness of ‘So It Goes’

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    “And So It Goes” is a modest little movie. It stars actors whose big box-office days are behind them, tells a familiar story intended to soothe older patrons, and doesn’t seem to have spent much money on sets, costumes, or screenplay writing.   I

  • Obituaries | July 28, 2014

    ROBERT L. FUNK

    Robert L. “Bob” Funk, 87, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Asbury Park in Newton. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Nov. 21, 1926, in Newton to Theo and Lydia (Hiebert) Funk. He lived in Hillsboro, where his father owned and ran a meat market

  • Obituaries | July 28, 2014

    PAUL BRANSON

    Paul Lyndon Branson II, 47, St. Joseph, Mo., formerly of Manhattan, died suddenly Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his parents’ home. According to a family member, Mr. Branson died after suffering either a pulmonary embolism or a heart attack. Efforts to revive him by family members and emergency

  • Obituaries | July 28, 2014

    MARION ELAINE LUND

    Marion Elaine Lund, 84, of Clay Center died Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Clay County Medical Center in Clay Center. She was born on Oct. 9, 1930, at Clay Center, the daughter of Edward E. and Mary (Jonsson) Naslund. On Oct. 9, 1949, she married the love of her life, Leland

  • Obituaries | July 28, 2014

    MALAKAI ROWLAND-VAN HORN

    Malakai Rowland-Van Horn, 23, of Clay Center died Friday, July 25, 2014 at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Arrangements are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

  • General Activities | July 28, 2014

    Melgares wins all-star race

    Manhattan High graduate and University of Kansas signee Chris Melgares won the two-mile Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star race on Saturday in Pittsburg, winning in a time of 9:43.5 by a margin of more than 25 seconds over the second-place finisher. Alaina Schroeder took second place among all

  • General Activities | July 28, 2014

    8U Aggies to hold tryout

    The machine pitch 8U Aggies will hold tryouts on Aug. 3 and Aug. 10 from 2-4 p.m. at Wilson Field in City Park. The Aggies are a newly-formed machine pitch baseball team that will play competitive tournaments throughout the state of Kansas. Eligible players must be

  • Arts & Leisure | July 27, 2014

    ‘The Little Mermaid’ and more

    SUNDAY Manhattan Public Library Summer Reading Program: Fizz Boom Read, through July 31. People of all ages from babies to teens to grandparents can participate. It’s free to sign up, and all you have to do is keep track of the time you spend reading

  • July 27, 2014

    Kansas broadcaster remains pillar of community radio

    Listen, I hear a Tad Poll. No, not a young frog. I hear a radio program called the Tad Poll which one legendary broadcaster has been doing for decades in rural Kansas. It’s today’s Kansas Profile. Tad Felts is news and sports director

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 27, 2014

    On 100th anniversary, remembering Fort Riley’s role in World War I

    FORT RILEY — World War II gets a lot of the buzz in American history books and folklore, but as the globe reflects on the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I on Monday, it may find that this important event - originally known


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