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  • Obituaries | May 27, 2014


    Jan Martin VerBrugge, 72, died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.  The family provided the following information. Jan was born in Emporia on Dec. 17, 1941, to Martin and Joanna VerBrugge. He graduated from Emporia High School in 1959 and Emporia State University in 1964.&

  • May 27, 2014


    Danny Dale Trayer, 87, of Manhattan, died Monday, May 26, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. He was born on March 2, 1927, in Strong City, the son of Dale and Dorothy Estelle (Arnold) Trayer.  He attended schools in the

  • Obituaries | May 27, 2014


    Thomas V. Swisher, 61, of Manhattan, died Saturday, May 24, 2014. The family provided the following information. Tom Swisher, son of the late Vernon Thomas and Glydis Kelley Swisher; loving husband of Kathy Gay Swisher, went to heaven on May 24 at KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. He

  • 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

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