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  • Local |Government, Politics | October 21, 2013

    Health dept. offers services to help with healthcare enrollment

    The Riley County Health Department has begun offering a service to help county residents enroll in the marketplace exchange in accordance with the Affordable Health Care Act. Amy Chaplin has been trained as a certified application counselor for the marketplace exchange. The position will allow

  • Local |Education |Business | October 21, 2013

    Squirrel causes power outage at MHS West

    Manhattan High School’s west campus lost power for about 30 minutes Monday morning. The power company blamed a squirrel. In an email sent to parents, Principal Greg Hoyt said power went out across campus at about 10:15 a.m. The school contacted Westar Energy; power was

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | October 21, 2013

    17-year-old dies in crash

    A Blue Valley High senior died early Saturday after being ejected during a single vehicle accident in Northeast Riley County. Trevor Cole Redding, 17, of Randolph died at the scene two miles northeast of Leonardville. He was taken to Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home. According to a Kansas

  • Editorials | October 21, 2013

    Kline didn’t deserve law license

    Many of Phill Kline’s allies, especially Kansans who want to ban abortion, are convinced that a liberal establishment — in Kansas! — conspired to humiliate him. “This is just another layer of icing on the Kansas Tiller/Sebelius late-term abortion corruption cake,” declared Mary Kay Culp,

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 21, 2013

    Student spends his summer improving dental care in Panama

    Helping others and sharing knowledge are important to Kansas State University student Eduardo Acosta. That’s why the senior in biology and pre-dentistry, Dodge City, spent part of his summer in Panama working with children. Acosta participated in a two-week summer dental mission trip to

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 21, 2013

    Workshop will show importance of table manners in landing job

    A workshop sponsored by Kansas State University’s career and employment services will show how good manners at the dining table are important when it comes to landing a job or that next client. The university’s annual fall Dining Etiquette Workshop will be at 5:30

  • Obituaries | October 21, 2013


    Mercelus Chester Biesenthal, 84, of rural Wheaton, died Saturday at Wamego Health Center. He was a life-long resident of the area. The family provided some of the following information. Mercelus was born June 2, 1929, on the family farm, south of Wheaton. He was the son of August

  • Area Schools |Manhattan High School | October 21, 2013

    MHS’ Fraley, Lei take 8th at state tennis

    In high school tennis in Kansas, there isn’t typically much shame in losing to the elite players in the Kansas City metro area. With that in mind, Kristen Fraley and Cathy Lei’s eighth-place finish Sunday in the doubles bracket of the Class 6A

  • Obituaries | October 21, 2013


    David Lee Welch, 54, of Manhattan, died as the result of a single car accident near Green River, Utah. He was born July 6, 1959, in Marysville. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

  • Movies | October 21, 2013

    ‘Captain Phillips’ tells its story effectively


    As someone who followed news of the Maersk Alabama in 2009, I was curious how director Paul Greengrass would approach the story in “Captain Phillips.” The film begins as Phillips (Tom Hanks) prepares to leave his Vermont home to catch a flight. He is scheduled to

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