The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) has many important responsibilities, including overseeing state and federal funds that serve our mission to protect children, promote healthy families and encourage personal responsibility. In recent weeks, DCF has been criticized for maintaining a healthy reserve in
A year after fielding a record-sized boys’ swimming and diving team, Manhattan High swim coach Jerry Carpenter is down to around 30 athletes this winter. The loss of a large senior class and the addition of just two new freshmen has trimmed the roster down to
To the Editor: It’s nearing the end of the year and our local food pantry, the Flint Hills Breadbasket, could use your help. The pantry provides free food to low-income families and individuals who need food assistance. In Riley County, 18.4 percent of people are
The Manhattan Christian College men’s basketball team picked up its fourth win of the season Tuesday night, defeating Barclay College 74-64 in Manhattan. The Crusaders had a sluggish start to the game and the Bears jumped out to an early 7-2 lead.
To the Editor: About 50 years ago on Christmas Eve, Al Myers, a police officer, answered a call to a family residence. Upon taking care of the matter for the call, he realized that the children at this home had no Christmas gifts waiting for them.
The Rev. Melvin Lee Short, 85, of Manhattan, died Tuesday at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information He was born on April 15, 1928, in Carterville, Mo. He was the son of Chester R. and Mildred M. (Kepple) Short.
Floyd H. Clark, 90, of Manhattan, died Tuesday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born April 17, 1923, in Burns. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
Patty Jo Tiede, 60, a longtime Goodland resident, died Monday at her home in Goodland. The family provided some of the following information. She was born April 13, 1953, in Quinter. She was the daughter of Pat (Goetz) and Tommy Joe “TJ” Martin. She attended high school
Arlene Ulrich-Kaump, 84, of Manhattan, a beloved sister, sister-in-law, and aunt to many nieces and nephews, lost the battle with multiple melanoma and amyloidosis and died Nov. 24 at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on
Alan Reed, 57, of Blue Rapids, died on Monday at his sister’s home in Topeka after a short illness. The family provided some of the following information. Alan was born on April 2, 1956, in Marysville to Lloyd O. and Merna P. (Jones) Reed. He attended
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