• Paid Endorsement: Independent judiciary vital; vote to retain local judges

    To the Editor: Every four years we are asked to vote to retain our local judges who serve Riley and Clay counties. Over that four-year period, literally thousands of disputes come before our judges in criminal cases, divorces, civil disputes, .

  • K-State tennis has solid day at Drake

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Kansas State women’s tennis had another strong day at the Drake Jamboree on Saturday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. The Wildcats notched 10 total wins on the day. K-State captured nine of a possible 12 singles .

  • MHS cross country teams advance to state meet Xcgirls.phatch

    After winning its Class 6A regional at home in Warner Park Saturday afternoon, the Manhattan High boys’ cross country team is one step closer to successfully defending its state title from 2013. The Indians won handily over the other seven schools .

  • Indians drop sub-state final to Washburn Rural

    Looking at the bracket for the Wichita Southeast sub-state, the Manhattan High volleyball team knew it had a tough road against a familiar opponent to get back to state this season. After defeating Washburn Rural last season to put an .

  • Pack your bags: ‘Ile Sordou’ transports reader to French island

    “Murder on the Ile Sordou” is the fourth in the series of “Verlaque and Bonnet Provencal mysteries,” the others being “Death at the Chateau Bremont,” “Murder in the Rue Dumas,” and “Death in the Vines.” After reading one of the .

  • Grab a cookbook: It’s never too late to celebrate World Pasta Day Pecoraro

    Nothing says Italy like pasta. Some historians believe that Marco Polo introduced noodles to Italy after his journeys to China. There is evidence, however, that the Romans used durum wheat to make a pasta-like noodle called “lagane.” By the 1300’s, .

  • ‘Wind Is Not A River’ excels with emotion

    Author Brian Payton has written of what is sometimes referred to as America’s “unknown war,” the 1942 Japanese occupation of Attu and Kiska. These two islands are in the Aleutian Archipelago which extends for over a thousand miles west of .

  • ‘King Peggy’ an inspirational figure, read

    It isn’t often that one encounters a lady king, particularly one who also works as a secretary in the United States. This is truly a modern day Cinderella story that is actually happening today. Peggielene Bartels was born in .

  • Manhattan offers wide variety of colors for autumn walk or drive Leaves.phatch

    Burgundy, scarlet, vermilion, rust, blush, coral. Autumn’s many shades of red are on display now as area trees make their annual transformation. Charles Barden, professor of forestry at Kansas State University, said recent weather has made for unusually vivid .


    Joseph Edward “Joe” Nisil, Jr. 56, of Junction City, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at his home. The family provided the following information. Joe was born Aug. 12, 1958, the son of Joseph Edward and Jean (Austin) Nisil, Jr. Joe has lived in the Junction .


    Jack L. Hohman, 68, of Lawrence, died Oct. 23, 2014, in his home after a four-month battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The family provided the following information. Jack was born Oct. 30, 1945, in Manhattan, the son of Gail L. and Ruth (DeWyke) Hohman. He married .


    Doris Marlene (Goering) Griffin, 86, of Cottonwood Falls, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at the Golden Living Center of Chase County in Cottonwood Falls. The family provided the following information. The daughter of Richard B. and Rachel H. (Stuckey) Goering, Doris was born .


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