Wednesday, February 10, 2016


  • Letters | March 05, 2014

    Thanks to thousands, MLA book sale was a big success

    To the Editor: The Polar Vortex could not stop local citizens from their quest for a good book last weekend. Thousands braved sub-zero temperatures to make the Manhattan Library Association’s book sale the most successful ever. Children and adults alike left the library with

  • Letters | March 05, 2014

    Bergman students fortunate to have Richard for music

    To the Editor: As a parent, I understand the responsibilities of never getting a day off.  However, this year one teacher at Frank V. Bergman Elementary School has stood out to me as especially responsible in demonstrating his tireless work ethic with the children.&

  • Movies | March 05, 2014

    Even you could have written action flick ‘Non-Stop’


    OK. So Tom and Mary have just left the movie theater and have gone on to a party. There they got to talking with their old friends, John and Diane, who asked about the film. “It was the usual sort of thing,” Tom said. “So

  • Local |Business | March 05, 2014

    Ray’s Apple Market east to close

    The Ray’s Apple Market grocery store at 222 N. Sixth St. is closing, the owners announced Wednesday. A liquidation of inventory will begin March 12, and once the inventory is depleted, the store will close, owners Mike and Nelda Floersch said. The Sixth Street location, which

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 05, 2014

    K-State vet students learn about legislative process

    Two days in the nation’s capital will have a lasting impact on two students from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. On a break from learning how to treat animals, first-year student Kelsey Sparrow, Overland Park, and second-year student Penelope Burchfiel,

  • Obituaries | March 05, 2014


    Daniel Davy, 69, died during emergency surgery on Feb. 22 at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Lynne Davy, and his sister Jeremy Jane Davy. The family provided some of the following information. Daniel was born

  • Obituaries | March 05, 2014


    Jane L. Peterson, 56, of St. George, was found deceased on Friday in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born June 26, 1957, in Wamego. She was the daughter of Mark and Isabel (Gros) Torrey, and had been a lifetime area resident. 

  • Obituaries | March 05, 2014


    W. Joan Olson Lardner, 83, of Topeka, died Tuesday at Midland Care Hospice House. The family provided some of the following information. Joan was born April 4, 1930, in Olsburg. She was the daughter of Victor Smith Olson and Rosa Catherine Lintz Olson. Joan attended St. Mary College

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | March 04, 2014

    Obama’s budget allots $300M for NBAF

    The last funding piece to the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) puzzle is included in President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. The budget proposal released Tuesday includes $300 million to initiate construction in FY 15 on the NBAF main laboratory, which will be the

  • Local |Agriculture | March 04, 2014

    Farm mom of the year has plenty to say on agriculture

    Debbie lyons-blythe.phatch

    PAXICO — It’s entirely fair to call her one of the nation’s best-known agriculture spokespeople. Not to mention the busiest. The farm wife does everything: pull calves, bale hay, shop for groceries, keep watch over five kids (often supporting them in person), cook breakfast,

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