• Local |Business |Government & Politics | July 15, 2014

    Workshop focused on regional goals set

    Work will continue Wednesday on developing future growth goals of the Manhattan area. This will be the second round of workshops for Manhattan Area 2035, the community-based effort to update the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan and the Manhattan Area Transportation Strategy. Project director Eric Cattell,

  • Editorials | July 15, 2014

    CDC’s problems must be corrected

    Americans are right to be alarmed at safety lapses and transparency issues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. If the professionals of the CDC cannot be trusted to keep deadly viruses secure, who can? Several recent revelations have rocked the CDC

  • Manhattan High School | July 15, 2014

    Wallace preps for national tournament


    Last year, when Manhattan High sophomore-to-be Mason Wallace went to Fargo, N.D., for the Asics/Vaughan Cadet and Junior Nationals, he was one of the youngest competitors in his division. When he returns to the summer’s final tournament next week, he’ll be

  • General Activities | July 15, 2014

    Junior 17ers win opener at Zone

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko junior 17ers won the opening game of the Class A Zone tournament in Marysville, beating Marysville, 7-3. Manhattan found itself trailing midway through the game when Marysville scored two runs in the top of the fourth to take a 3-2

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 15, 2014

    Researchers discover ‘hands’ that help bacteria establish infection

    When it comes to infecting humans and animals, bacteria need a helping hand. Kansas State University biochemists have found the helping hand: groups of tiny protein loops on the surface of cells. These loops are similar to the fingers of a hand, and by observing

  • Arts & Leisure | July 15, 2014

    One Act Play Festival proves fun for theatergoer


    Manhattan Arts Center’s One Act Play Festival ran Friday and Saturday night. The third annual Festival presented three one-act plays with the performance hall set up in a thrust configuration. The first play, written by American playwright John J Wooten was “The Role of

  • Letters | July 15, 2014

    Ensuring Obama’s failure only weakens our country

    To the Editor: I am bewildered and saddened at the way our president and first lady are treated by many in this country. The personal attacks from the extreme right wing denigrating their appearance and color are reprehensible. Terrible depictions on bill-boards, cartoons and the

  • Obituaries | July 15, 2014

    R. KAY McKEE

    R. Kay McKee, 88, died Monday, July 14, 2014 at his home in Abilene. The family provided the following information. Mr. McKee was born on Dec. 31, 1925, the son of Virgil and Esther (Ehrsam) McKee.  Kay graduated from Abilene High School was a World War II Army Air

  • Obituaries | July 15, 2014


    Rose (Uzelac) Hill, 88,  died Thursday, July 3, 2014 in San Marcos, Calif. The family provided the following information. Rose, a former Manhattan resident, was born on July 3, 1926, in Kansas City, Kan. She was preceded in death by her husband H. E. Hill.  She is survived

  • Obituaries | July 15, 2014


    Pamela Jean Hill, 67, died Friday, July 11, 2014,  at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. The family provided the following information. Pamela was born on Sept. 13, 1946, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of H. E. and Rose Hill. Pam was a CPR Instructor for

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