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    Randal B. “Randy” Lawrence, 63, of Manhattan, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born May 29, 1951. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502..


    Omar Jay Pickett, 96, formerly of Greenleaf, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, in rural Geary County. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Feb. 22, 1919, in Washington County, the fifth of eight children to James and Lydia (Barker) Pickett. He .

  • Big 12 announces future tourney plans

    IRVING, Texas — The Big 12 is keeping its men’s basketball tournament in Kansas City through at least 2020, and the conference plans play the baseball and for women’s basketball tournaments in Oklahoma City for multiple years. Kansas City has annually .

  • Hospital to start $15.5M upgrades

    Via Christi Hospital’s $15.5 million facility renovation will begin on Monday. The project starts with the emergency department expansion. Work on the new outpatient pavilion will begin in July. Completion of both projects is expected in August 2016. Kayla Thomas, hospital .

  • Adventure park offers views of Manhattan from above Zip5.phatch

    As Steve and Kris Springer see it, people spend enough time flipping through smart phones and tablets these days — it’s time for them to get outside, and start zipping through the trees. It hasn’t been an easy process .

  • 4-Hers experience college life at Discovery Days Discoverydays.phatch

    It’s a mini-college experience and a time for 4-Hers across the state to come together for a week of learning and fun, according to those who make it happen. This year, 620 junior high and high school students, as well .

  • Despite perfect rounds, local speller misses cut Ellarosencranz.phatch

    Manhattan’s eighth-grade 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee qualifier Ella Rosenkranz will not move on as a semifinalist in the competition this week. Rosenkranz, a student at Eisenhower Middle School, made it all the way to Washington, D.C., for the .

  • National security a constant endeavor

    Area residents on Wednesday received a double dose of the federal government’s efforts to protect Americans from whatever threats arise in the 21st century. Perhaps the most awaited event was the formal groundbreaking for NBAF — the National Bio- and .

  • Science is vital to agriculture

    Last Saturday in various cities across our nation and beyond, marches were held in opposition to Monsanto, an agro-chemical corporation known for benefiting the farming industry in many ways. It is being erroneously blamed for just about every negative environ-mental .

  • New mapping data to arrive a month early

    Riley County will have updated mapping data sooner than expected, said county IT director Kevin Howser. The data is from an airplane equipped with LiDAR — which stands for Light Detection And Ranging — technology. The process involves a remote-sensing method used .

  • Manhattan’s sales tax receipts continue to surge

    Manhattan’s May sales tax collections increased nearly 7 percent compared to the same period last year. The city had $917,647 in sales tax revenue, according to the May sales tax report, which reflects the previous month’s sales. That is an .

  • Zabel not slowed by rare condition

    FLUSH — Athletics are everything to Rock Creek junior Michael Zabel. But there was a time when he considered giving it all up. Zabel, who will compete for a Class 4A medal in discus on Saturday in Wichita, suffers from a .


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