• Local |Business | July 23, 2014

    Local Boys and Girls Club marks 20 years of service


    The Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan celebrated its 20th birthday and recognized those who made the milestone possible during a reception Tuesday night. About three dozen people attended the event, which featured a brief introduction and awards presentation from the organization’s executive director,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 23, 2014

    Man arrested for murder attempt in JC shooting

    Junction City police arrested a man for attempted murder after he reportedly shot and injured a person Tuesday night near Wendy’s, 440 W. Sixth St. Police arrested Robbie Fountain Jr., 21, of Junction City, following an interview with officers investigating the shooting. According to a news

  • Editorials | July 23, 2014

    When push comes to shove…

    As political statements go, the Second Amendment Protection Act, which the Kansas Legislature approved in 2013, doesn’t bother with subtlety. It was an act of defiance of the Obama administration’s efforts to strengthen gun laws in response to more mass murders than most Americans

  • Letters | July 23, 2014

    Thanks for making 94th city band season such fun

    To the Editor: What a great concert season we have had! The weather was exceptional, crowds very large and the band was spectacular! Thank you all for attending and supporting the band, and a very special thanks to all who have donated in support of

  • Letters | July 23, 2014

    McCain Performance Series has something for everyone

    To the Editor: The 2014-2015 McCain Performance Series is just around the corner, and what an amazing schedule it is! The season kicks off Friday, Sept. 5, with blues legend Buddy Guy. Other performances include Larry the Cable Guy, Straight No Chaser, “An Evening with Garrison

  • Tennis | July 23, 2014

    Steinberg named K-State women’s tennis coach


    Danielle Steinberg — the 2014 Southland Conference Coach of the Year — has been named the seventh head women’s tennis coach at Kansas State, athletic director John Currie announced Wednesday. Steinberg, who has spent the previous two seasons as the head coach at McNeese State, agreed to

  • General Activities | July 23, 2014

    17ers stay alive with 6-4 victory

    With the season on the line, the Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers built a four-run lead and held on to win Tuesday in Salina. The 17ers defeated the Buhler Nationals, 6-4, to advance to play Salina today at 4 p.m. The winner of that

  • Obituaries | July 23, 2014


    Joel (Joe) Merlin Spiller, 86, of Frankfort, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Joe was surrounded by loving family members and died of natural causes. He was born on Jan. 12, 1928 in Clements, the son of Blanche

  • Obituaries | July 23, 2014


    Marguerite June Beck, 81, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. The family provided the following information. Marguerite was born on June 16, 1933, in Dodge City, to William C. and Edna (Smiley) Copp.  She graduated from Kinsley High School in 1951, and attended

  • Obituaries | July 23, 2014


    Rodney Mason Bowen, 76, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Rod was born March 12, 1938, in Seminole, Okla., the son of Jasper V. and Golden A. (Marvel) Bowen.  He had been a Manhattan

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