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  • Local |Kansas State University | October 10, 2013

    Construction to begin on new K-State buildings

    Groundbreakings for the engineering and business colleges will occur October 25 at K-State during homecoming weekend. The groundbreaking for the new business college begins at 10:45 a.m. at the building site near North Manhattan Avenue and Lovers Lane, which is east of President Kirk Schulz’s

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 10, 2013

    Author to discuss new book

    Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner David Finkel will discuss his most recent book, “Thank You For Your Service,” which has ties to the Manhattan area. Finkel will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Kansas State University Alumni Center main ballroom. A book sale

  • Arts, Leisure | October 10, 2013

    Saxman Houston Person appearing in Topeka

      TOPEKA — Topeka Jazz Workshop’s third concert of the 2013-14 season will feature Houston Person, a swinging tenor saxman who says he wants to give people “good, solid melodies with some improvisation and plenty of blues feel.”   The concert will be from 3 to 5 p.m.

  • Obituaries | October 10, 2013


    Billy Lee “Bill” Braden, 82, of Wamego, died Wednesday at his home. The family provided some of the following information. Bill was born on Sept. 21, 1931, in Eureka to John Mordecai and Helen Ruth Braden.  He was raised on the family farm south of Eureka where

  • Obituaries | October 10, 2013


    William Robert “Woody” Woodward, 58, of Manhattan died Tuesday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born June 26, 1955, in San Bernardino, Calif. He was the son of William Robert Mann and Charlotte Love. Woody graduated

  • Editorials | October 10, 2013

    State policy ignores harsh reality

    We sure do wish the Brownback administration would stop turning down federal money that can improve the lot of our state’s citizens. The prime example, of course is the $31.5 million in federal money to lay the groundwork for health care exchanges called for in

  • Obituaries | October 10, 2013


    Ronald Racette, 88, of Clyde, died Tuesday at Park Villa Nursing Home in Clyde. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Feb. 12, 1925, in St. Joseph to Delphos and Emma (Pelland) Racette. Ronald married Maxine Girard on Jan. 26, 1948, in St. Joseph. He

  • Letters | October 10, 2013

    While we’re at it, let’s also teach astrology and alchemy

    To the Editor: I have a proposal for Robert Mullin, whose letter was published Wednesday. Let’s go all in on students in public schools being “pro-choice” in evaluating evidence and determining scientific validity. Sections on astronomy should include astrology, which pre-dates Christianity, because many

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 10, 2013

    WIC checks could bounce

    Riley County is seeing the effects of the federal government shutdown in several ways, according to officials who spoke at the county commission meeting Thursday. Brenda Nickel, director of the Riley County Health Department, said the Women, Infants and Children program will be greatly affected

  • Men's Basketball | October 10, 2013

    KSU men picked 5th in Big 12

    As the Kansas State men’s basketball team prepares to defend its Big 12 regular season title, the league’s coaches have picked them to finish in the middle of the pack this year. The Wildcats were tabbed fifth —  tied with Oklahoma — as the season-opener

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