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  • Obituaries | November 18, 2013


    Judy Ann Metcalf, 69, died Thursday in Lawrence. The family provided some of the following information. She was surrounded by her loving family. Judy was born on March 1, 1944, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Emery and Phyllis Humphrey. She spent her grade school years in Pine River, Minn.

  • Obituaries | November 18, 2013


    David Arends, 68, of Alta Vista, died Saturday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. David was born May 14, 1945 in Bloomington, Ill., the son of Clarence and Mildred Arends.  He attended schools in Bloomington and graduated from

  • Obituaries | November 18, 2013


    Fran Beaty, 90, of Manhattan, died Monday at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. She was born Feb. 23, 1923, in Jefferson City, Mo., and had been a Manhattan resident since 1949. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

  • Obituaries | November 18, 2013


    Jerald (Jerry) Miller, 66, of Wamego, died Saturday. Private services are pending with Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego. Complete obituary and service information will appear later.

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 18, 2013

    College of Architecture earns high rankings

    With three design programs ranked among the nation’s Top 10, Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design is among the nation’s highest ranked. Kansas State University’s graduate program in landscape architecture is No. 2 in the nation, second only to Harvard,

  • Arts, Leisure | November 18, 2013

    ‘Memphis’ finishes out big musical week in Manhattan


    Area fans of musical theater recently found themselves rushing off to see plays three nights within a week or so. There was the K-State School of Performing Arts production of the musical The Wedding Singer that we saw on the stage of McCain Auditorium. Then,

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 18, 2013

    Facility gets expanded and upgraded to EPA standards

    Eco-friendly Manhattanites can now flush with confidence. The Manhattan city government recently unveiled the newly upgraded and expanded wastewater treatment plant, a facility that complies with stricter EPA regulations. Robert DeWitt, assistant for the water and wastewater division, said there were three components to the

  • Local |Fort Riley | November 18, 2013

    Fort Riley fire takes 8 hours to put out

    Flames at Fort Riley took firefighters eight hours to put out Sunday afternoon. Several area fire departments responded to a fire at the base’s impact area – where soldiers shoot artillery.  At press time Monday, Fort Riley personnel could not immediately respond to say

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 18, 2013

    County OKs bonds for road

    The Riley County Board of Commissioners approved a bond issue Monday to pay for construction on McDowell Creek Road. The board voted 2 to 1 to approve the measure, with commissioner Bob Boyd dissenting. “We have to be prudent managers of these funds,” Boyd said. The McDowell

  • Neighbors | November 18, 2013

    Paratrooper turned pastor enjoys sharing message


    For years, the Reverend Paul Barkey’s career required him to jump to the ground from an airplane, sometimes even in the dark. “At night, you can’t see the trees,” Barkey said. “You can’t tell the difference between a road and a stream.”

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