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  • Arts, Leisure | December 09, 2013

    Winter Dance ’13 impressive, entertaining


    Because of the city Christmas parade, I had a mite of trouble getting from dinner downtown out to the campus and to Chapman (formerly Nichols) Theater last weekend. For me the kick-off of the Christmas season is Winter Dance, the annual fall semester-ending performance of

  • Obituaries | December 09, 2013


    Belinda Mary Brockish Ebert, 78, died Dec. 7 at the Westmoreland Care Home in Westmoreland, where she had been a resident for the past five years. The family provided some of the following information. Belinda was born on May 20, 1935, in Blaine to Genevieve and John L. Brockish.

  • Obituaries | December 09, 2013


    Laura T. Rigel, 68, of Blue Rapids died Sunday at her home in Blue Rapids after an extended illness. Laura was born on April 28, 1945, in Topeka. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School, Salina, in 1963. She married Frank L. Rigel on Aug. 16, 1980, in Manhattan. Laura worked

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 09, 2013

    Fire displaces eight apartment residents

    Eight residents needed temporary shelter Sunday night after their apartment complex at 1227 Vattier St. caught fire from arcing electrical meters. Firefighters from the Manhattan Fire Department responded at 9:37 p.m. to the three-story apartment building, owned by Robert Huber of Manhattan, where they found the

  • December 09, 2013

    Much more than a fieldhouse

    The folks behind the Fieldhouse Project are nothing if not bold. The transformation of parks and recreation facilities they envision for Manhattan is so comprehensive that it transcends a mere fieldhouse, though such a structure is one of the facilities organizers hope will be built.

  • Letters | December 09, 2013

    Enjoy holiday concert, help fund auditorium upgrades

    To Editor: On Dec. 7, 1941, 72 years ago last Saturday, World War II began for the United States with the attack on Pearl Harbor. In 1946, the citizens of Manhattan voted three times to build a living memorial to remember the 101 soldiers from Riley County who sacrificed their

  • Letters | December 09, 2013

    What was our country even doing in those places?

    To the Editor: In a letter to the editor Friday, Pat Burns wrote that we have given diplomacy a chance in 12 different conflicts starting with the Vietnam War, and it has not worked. We should give up on diplomacy.  We have also tried military

  • Area Schools | December 09, 2013

    Riley County girls win Hays tournament

    At Hays, the Riley County girls won the Hays Shootout Saturday with a dominant win over the Great Bend Panthers in the championship game, 74-53. The Falcons led 22-8 after the first quarter and led by 33 points heading into the fourth quarter before calling off

  • Area Schools | December 09, 2013

    Pike Valley 42, Blue Valley-Randolph 25

    At Randolph, the Rams lost to Pike Valley on Saturday, capping a tough three-game stretch at home this weekend. Individual scoring was not available. Blue Valley hosts Linn on Tuesday.

  • Area Schools | December 09, 2013

    Riley County 80, Colby 75

    At Hays, the Riley County boys won the seventh-place game at the Hays Shootout to cap its weekend with a victory after a pair of losses to open the season. Trace Nelson scored 30 points, making a trio of 3s and finishing 9 of 12 from the free-throw

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