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  • Obituaries | May 27, 2014


    Alice Margaret Wickstrum, 98, of Leonardville, died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Survivors include a daughter, Joy Deane and husband Noel Pfizenmaier of Randolph; a daughter-in-law, Lynda Wickstrum of Manhattan; a brother, Arlan and wife Arlene Habluetzel of Clay Center; and 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and

  • Obituaries | May 27, 2014


    Kenneth W. “Ken” Willey, 77, of Milford,  died Monday, March 17, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home.  Cremation has taken place with the assistance of Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel. Memorial services with military honors will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery, 5181

  • Women's Basketball | May 27, 2014

    Romero granted her release from K-State

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    Former Kansas State point guard Leticia Romero has been granted her release. Announced Tuesday morning, K-State modified institutional policy that prohibited the decision of a campus appeals committee to be overturned, giving sole discretion to the athletic director to review all denial rulings. Romero, who

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 26, 2014

    City to begin budget talks

    City commissioners will start its 2015 budget discussions Tuesday. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. This is the beginning of a planning process that will last through August. The preliminary 2015 mill levy is 46.078 mills, an increase of 2.654 mills from this current year.

  • Local | May 26, 2014

    Despite rain, residents gather to honor fallen soldiers


    The early morning rains on Monday lifted as more than one hundred people began to arrive at Sunset Cemetery. They came as many of them do every year to commemorate Memorial Day. The strains of songs played by the Manhattan Municipal Band such as “America

  • Movies | May 26, 2014

    ‘Blended’ isn’t really bad, but it isn’t ‘Happy Gilmore’


    “Blended” is probably a little better than par for the Adam Sandler movie course, though golf metaphors may remind readers of the comedian’s “Happy Gilmore,” a film which benefits from a few surreal passages and from Sandler’s all-in characterization. “Blended” isn’t really

  • Neighbors | May 26, 2014

    Man’s love of model planes helped club take off


    Gary Niehaus said he was bringing in one of his “smaller” planes. When Niehaus opened the back of his van on a hot, sunny afternoon in the Mercury parking lot last week, he revealed quite a sight. The airplane’s nose nearly touched the front

  • Area Schools |Manhattan High School | May 26, 2014

    Spring sports wrap this week

    Most years, Memorial Day is the official start of summer and a chance for high school athletes to reflect on the end of a long season. For many teams at both Manhattan High and the surrounding area, the holiday will serve as a much-needed day

  • Editorials | May 26, 2014

    A day to remember fallen warriors

    There is something peaceful and gratifying about Americans — young ones and old ones — planting American flags at the gravestones of soldiers who died defending our nation. It is a simple, beautiful, act. Some of the gravestones are from wars decades ago; others are fairly new.

  • Obituaries | May 26, 2014


    Jan Martin VerBrugge, 72, of Manhattan, died Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born on Dec. 17, 1941, in Emporia. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church with burial following in Sunrise Cemetery. The

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