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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 05, 2014

    Four locals arrested for attempted aggravated robbery

    The Riley County Police Department received an attempted aggravated robbery complaint at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday in the 2100 block of Green Avenue. Upon arrival, officers were told that Anson Eddy, 30, of Manhattan was approached by at least two subjects. One of these subjects was brandishing

  • Obituaries | January 05, 2014


    Blaine N. Thomas, 90, a lifetime resident and active community member of Manhattan, died Friday at his home. Blaine was born on Aug. 18, 1923, in Manhattan, the son of Ora and Alta (Shields) Thomas. He grew up and attended schools in Manhattan, graduating from Manhattan High School.

  • Obituaries | January 05, 2014


    Phyllis Marie Jack, 89, a long-time Manhattan resident, died Dec. 14 in Gainesville, Fla. She was born Jan. 4, 1924, in Burlington, Iowa. She was married to Lowell E. Jack on Oct. 10, 1948. He died in 2010. Surviving are Steven Allen Jack and his wife, Randi Tveitaraas Jack, of Lawrence, and

  • Obituaries | January 05, 2014


    Jennie M. Schmidt, 86, of Manhattan, died Friday at Autumn Hills in Riley. She was born April 27, 1927, in Altus, Ark., the daughter of Samuel Henry and Mattie Lou (McMinn) Wood. Mrs. Schmidt graduated from high school and then earned her teaching certificate. She taught in local

  • Obituaries | January 05, 2014


    Sharon K. ‘Shari’ (Meador) Fulton, 69, died Dec. 19. She was the daughter of Ione and Claude Meador, (both deceased), beloved wife of 46 years. She was a retired secretary of KMS in Wichita. Survivors include her husband, Glenn; son and daughter-in-law, Sean and Sonia Fulton of Overland

  • Obituaries | January 05, 2014


    Hobart Paul Boles, 95, of Huntsville, Ala., died Thursday. He was born in Brandsville, Mo., and was married to the former Donnie Hutchinson. She preceded him in death. He received an AB in biology and education in 1939, MS in biology from Kansas State University in 1947 and

  • Arts, Leisure | January 05, 2014

    Flint Hills Bridal Show, Nathan Corsi and more

    TODAY   Read to Dogs, 2-4 p.m. Read to a certified therapy dog. The dogs have been trained to listen, and they help children relax while reading. Avid readers welcome also. No sign up required. Manhattan Public Library Storytime Room. MONDAY   First Monday

  • Gardening | January 05, 2014

    Clean up Christmas trees for fresh start to 2014


    Dropping needles is common this time of year. The needles are coming from holiday decorations and hopefully not from your landscape plants. The wreath was starting to shed before it even got hung up. It has been repurposed as mulch. The Christmas tree came down

  • Columns | January 05, 2014

    Germans pull off a first: A female defense minister

    Dale R. Herspring Contributing Writer       To most observers it looked like Thomas de Maziere, son of one of Germany’s most famous post-World War II generals, would remain the country’s defense minister.  Most specialists on Germany would agree that he

  • Football |Area Schools | January 05, 2014

    Abilene High teammates key for K-State football

    The home team is behind by one point with just over two minutes to play. A conference victory and eligibility for a bowl game are on the line, but it doesn’t look good for the home team. They have the ball, but way back

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