June C. Schwerdt, 92, a former longtime Manhattan resident, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Minneapolis, Kansas. She was born on Feb. 25, 1924, in Weldon Springs, Missouri. June worked for many years for Kramer Food Service at Kansas State .

  • Congress could use such wisdom

    Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum aren’t the only former senators who decry the tone of the presidential campaign and the hyperpartisanship that afflicts the current generation in Congress, but that hardly detracts from their collective wisdom. The two spoke .

  • Thanks for making Mini Maker Faire a hit

    To the Editor: The third annual Aggieville Mini Maker Faire saw beautiful weather, better-than-ever turnout and so many smiles along Moro Street. It was a great day in the heart of Manhattan, and we’re so grateful for those who .

  • Former KSU president dealing with FB fallout

    Mike Leach is no Bill Snyder. Leach, the Washington State University football coach and former Texas Tech coach, has been under fire as three of his players were arrested or under investigation for assault and robbery charges in the past .

  • Number of properties in tax sale falls after payments

    During Monday’s Riley County commission meeting, assistant county counselor Craig Cox told the board that the number of properties to be included in a tax sale later this month has decreased to 164 because four property owners paid off their .

  • Heath wins Big 12 POTW

    Thanks to a 75-yard punt-return touchdown in the third quarter last week against Florida Atlantic, Kansas State wide receiver Dominque Heath was named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday. The honor is the first in Heath’.

  • ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ good for some laughs

    Recently people have been asking me what movie they should go to the theater to see. I now have an almost one-sizefits- all answer to the question. Because last weekend I was in a (mostly female) crowd at the theater .

  • Course plenty challenging for Fort Riley’s warriors

    Brent Steffensen rarely feels unsafe. That’s because he’s a ninja — or as close as you can get without having been born centuries earlier and trained in Japanese martial arts — so he could likely run, jump or climb his .

  • Shifting debate

    Some local pastors want to eliminate the idea that there’s a Christian monolith. Many churches are at different points in the spectrum when it comes to dealing with sexual orientation and gender identity. Troy Bowers, senior pastor at First .

  • Navy commander to deliver Landon Lecture at K-State

    The outgoing commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, Navy Adm. Cecil Haney, will present a Landon Lecture this fall at Kansas State University. Haney’s lecture will be at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21 in McCain Auditorium. It is free and .


    Marilyn F. Johnson, 84, Manhattan, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Marilyn was born April 7, 1932, in Riley County, the daughter of Alfred W. ‘Butch’ and Lula P. (Haller) .


    Grace A. Davies, 93, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at her home in Manhattan. The family provided some of the foll owing information. Grace was born on March 14, 1923, in Spokane, Washington, the daughter of Joseph Samuel and Ruth Shirley (Robinson) Littlefield. She was .


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