• Obituaries | June 29, 2014

    Mark Jilka

    Mark M. Jilka, 49, of Manhattan, died June 26, 2014, as the result of an automobile-bicycle accident south of Manhattan. He was born May 1, 1965, in Salina, the son of Eugene W. and Dorothy F. (Haslauer) Jilka. Mark graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School, and then in 2002 from

  • Obituaries | June 29, 2014

    Bert Lading

    Bert Paul Lading, 72, of Westmoreland, died Friday, June 27, 2014, at his home. Bert was born Aug.10, 1941, in Horton, the son of Henry and Marie Noe Lading. He worked his adult life as a compliance specialist for the USDA Farm Service Agency, formerly the ASDS.  He

  • Editorials | June 29, 2014

    Everybody take a deep breath

    If major cuts occur at Fort Riley, the impact to the Manhattan area would be staggering. But it’s important to emphasize the first word in that sentence: If. The Army is studying what cuts would mean to its installations. That’s part of the

  • Columns | June 29, 2014

    Iraq situation: Who is at fault?

    For one who has been inside the foreign policy bureaucracy, one of the more frustrating aspects of a situation like the current one in Iraq is the use of often silly talking points used by whomever is in power to explain why the current crisis

  • Manhattan High School | June 29, 2014

    Treasure leaps to Canadian HJ title

    MONCTON, New Brunswick – Junior Alyx Treasure capped off a sensational outdoor season with a first-place finish at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Moncton, New Brunswick. The Wildcat high jumper cleared a personal best height of 1.89m/6-02.25 en route to her third career

  • Books | June 29, 2014

    ‘Sitcom’ offers deep reflection and outlook on TV staple

    Sometimes it’s important to read about television. ‘Sitcom’  reviews the history of the situation comedy in 24 chapters, each focusing on a particular sitcom, in roughly chronological order from “I Love Lucy “ to modern shows like “Community.” Many of the chapters are fairly obvious

  • Books | June 29, 2014

    ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ a beauty in language and in story


    Are you looking for a novel with exquisitely beautiful language? If so, I have the perfect story for you. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr is a book that will dazzle you with its turn of phrase, with its amazingly precise imagery.

  • General Activities | June 29, 2014

    Munsen paces Manko seniors

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers got a standout performance from starting pitcher Grant Munsen Saturday afternoon, winning 5-0 over Home Plate Baseball in a rematch from Thursday’s pool play game. Munsen took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and finished off the

  • Books | June 29, 2014

    Bipolar disorder workbook educates

    It scares and confuses family members, friends and co-workers. Documentaries elaborate on the seriousness of it. Scientists and psychiatrists are fascinated and puzzled by it.  It is not the same as occasionally feeling down in the dumps or having one of those bad days.

  • Court Calendar | June 29, 2014

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, June 30, 2014 9:00 - KSL 9:00 Bates, Marcus SENTENCING (13 CR 497 Poss Meth w/i) KSL III 9:00 Finney, Tariq Status on diversion (14 CR 297 CDP) KSL III 9:00 Gerdes, Kevin Status (14 TR 831 DUI #2, No Interlock Device) JWG III 9:00 Huffman, David Status (14 CR 156 Poss Meth & DP) KSL III 9:00 Mallam, Lucas

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