Saturday, February 6, 2016


  • Area Schools | January 31, 2016


    At Blue Rapids, Valley Heights outscored Frankfort by 12 in the fourth quarter to pull away in a 67-50 win on Friday. The Mustangs led 19-14 after the first period and extended that lead to 31-22 at halftime. The Wildcats tried to rally back in the

  • Area Schools | January 31, 2016


    At Riley, Riley County led 20-10 at halftime and kept on pulling away in a 54-34 win over Wabaunsee. The Falcons led 12-5 after one quarter and then outscored the Chargers 8-5 in the second quarter. Riley County outscored Wabaunsee 18-8 in the third quarter

  • Obituaries | January 31, 2016


    Matthew James Soldan died Jan. 27, 2016, in Manhattan. He was born the same day, the son of Daryn Matthew Soldan and Melissa Ann Soldan of Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. Matthew is survived by his grandparents David and Dorothy Soldan, of Manhattan,

  • Obituaries | January 31, 2016


    Fred A. Sortor, 93, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Fred was born April 25, 1922, in Clay Center, the son of Fred and Anna (Tolin) Sortor. He was raised in Clay Center and graduated

  • Obituaries | January 31, 2016


    Derek Lee Buell, 44, of Westmoreland, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at his home. The funeral home declined to provide cause of death information. The family provided some of the following information. Derek was born Jan. 24, 1972, in Portland, Oregon, the son of Clinton Otis and Shari Lynn (Shafer)

  • Obituaries | January 31, 2016


    Dorothy Marie Swoboda Rehschuh, 96, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Dorothy was born Aug. 20, 1919, in Omaha, Nebraska, the oldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Swoboda.  She is survived by her daughters,

  • Obituaries | January 31, 2016


    Ona Borg, 92, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Leavenworth. She was born June 5, 1923, in Manhattan, the daughter of Bert and Ethel (Vail) Scritchfield. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

  • Obituaries | January 31, 2016


    William W. Quigley, 87, of Manhattan, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community’s Sloan House. He was born Feb. 26, 1928, in Barada, Nebraska. Cremation is planned with memorial services to be held at a later date. The Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, located at 1616 Poyntz Avenue in

  • January 31, 2016

    Hard work puts Holthus in K-State Hall of Fame


    When Mitch Holthus got the call, he was so moved to tears that he had to pull over on an interstate in Houston, Texas. Holthus, who served as the voice of the Kansas State Wildcats from 1983-96 before moving on to the Kansas City Chiefs,

  • Arts & Leisure | January 31, 2016

    Keeping journal for 52 years has helped man be happier, healthier

    Charley Kempthorne wakes each morning before sunrise, pours a cup of black coffee, opens his computer and writes in a private journal that he began in 1964. These days, he logs between 1,000 and 3,000 words a day. By his rough calculations, his journal is about 10 million words

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