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  • Obituaries | June 19, 2014


    Genevieve J. Wertzberger, 86, died on Monday, June 16, 2014. She was born on Jan. 16, 1927. Genevieve lived most of her life in Manhattan. For the last two years, she lived in Boca Raton, Fla. She is survived by her son, Robert M. Sapp Jr. , and his partner, Clyde

  • Obituaries | June 19, 2014


    Esther Pauline Elliott, 86, of Plains died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. She was born Nov. 21, 1927, with her twin sister Fern in Las Vegas, N.M., to Loury and Vella Nelson Correll. Esther married Jack Elliott on Aug. 5, 1949 in Plains. He

  • Obituaries | June 19, 2014


    Norma Irene Berg, 92, of Manhattan died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Lyle House at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. She was born Jan. 27, 1922, on a farm near Montrose. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

  • Manhattan High School | June 19, 2014

    Two MHS players named All-Americans

    After each compiling special seasons for the Manhattan High baseball team this spring, Bret Fehr and Jesse Steinbring are drawing national attention for their accomplishments. The two were named to the 2014 Louisville Slugger High School All-America team, joining an exclusive club of just three other

  • Arts & Leisure | June 19, 2014

    Creepy-crawly science at library


    Learn about things creepy and tiny to massive and extinct this Saturday. It’s Science Saturday at the Manhattan Public Library, and you will be getting a “bug” surprise. For every human, there are 1.5 million bugs. Learn about, meet, and maybe eat our tiny neighbors

  • Golf |Tennis | June 19, 2014

    Niedermayerova, Wood named Big 12 Scholar-Athletes

    Kansas State senior tennis player Petra Niedermayerova and senior golfer Daniel Wood were named Big 12 Scholar-Athletes of the Year on Wednesday. It’s the second straight season Niedermayerova has earned the honor in her sport, voted on by the league’s coaches. Wood is the

  • Editorials | June 18, 2014

    Suspect’s capture renews old debates

    So divisive is just about anything pertaining to the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that even good news sparks debate in our nation’s capital. The good, or at least somewhat satisfying, news is that U.S. special forces captured a

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 18, 2014

    City narrows street tax options

    City commissioners narrowed the options Tuesday for taking a street maintenance sales tax to voters. The commission’s preference is for the question to go on the November ballot with a request for either 0.1-, 0.15- or 0.2-percent sales tax increase. An April ballot question

  • Local |Education |Business | June 18, 2014

    District closes summer lunch site

    A USD 383 feeding site was closed because of low participation after one week of operation. District director of food service Stephanie Smith said there were only eight students at the Family and Child Resource Center, 2101 Claflin Ave., where people were being fed beginning June 2. “We

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 18, 2014

    Difficult decisions as county budget requests wrap up

    Budget appropriation presentations from county departments and entities to Riley County commissioners wrapped up last week, and there is no doubt that tough decisions are ahead for 2015. Revenues are down, and demands for services are up. While many departments asked for the same funding as

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