Lifestyle

  • 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

  • Off The Beat | July 27, 2014

    Fair fosters magical environment

    Bethany047cut.phatch

    There’s never been a time when the county fair hasn’t been a part of my life, so I get a little excited when I see those Ferris wheels go up every year. This is largely because I’m from Republic County, where time

  • July 27, 2014

    Event marks centennial for Riley County Extension

    This year’s Riley County Fair has special significance to the K-State Research and Extension Riley County office, which, along with cooperative extension offices across the country, is celebrating 100 years of existence. Inside Pottorf Hall, a corner display depicts the history of the extension program

  • Local |Business | July 27, 2014

    Onaga’s prescription for fully funded, staffed rural hospital

    ONAGA — Providing quality health care in rural areas has always been a hit-and-miss proposition. In that context, a large and sparsely populated chunk of northeastern Kansas has scored a notable hit with a new $22 million hospital and wellness campus under construction in the center of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 27, 2014

    Man hit by truck, killed in JC

    A Junction City man died at Geary Community Hospital after he was run over by a truck early Saturday morning. Junction City police reported 23-year-old Cody Martin received treatment at the hospital, but GCH personnel later pronounced him dead. Police found Martin in the roadway


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