Saturday, September 5, 2015


  • Arts, Leisure | August 27, 2015

    Jazz series opens with Topeka band

    TOPEKA — The longest continuously running jazz concert series in the nation — the Topeka Jazz Concert Series — will present the first concert of its 47th season on Sunday. The Topeka Jazz Workshop Band, under the direction of Ryan Simpson, will perform with a guest artist, trumpeter

  • Obituaries | August 27, 2015


    Melvin Everett Summers, 49, of Chicago died Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Chicago, after battling cancer. The family provided some of the following information. A Manhattan resident from 1993 to 2010, Melvin was born May 10, 1966, in Chicago, Illinois. He joined the U.S. Army in 1992 and graduated with a degree

  • Obituaries | August 27, 2015


    Robert Alvin “Bob” Wilcox, 96, of Manhattan, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born Oct. 3, 1918, in Nunda, South Dakota. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

  • Obituaries | August 27, 2015


    Judy A. Woodworth, 74, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.

  • Obituaries | August 27, 2015


    Elsie Merritt Thompson, 95, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills, just seven days shy of her 96th birthday. A memorial service will be at the Meadowlark Hills Community Room on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at 5 p.m. A private burial service will be held in Sunset Cemetery. The

  • Arts, Leisure | August 27, 2015

    K-State carnival, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and more


    With thousands of students returning to campus, you have noticed the increased traffic and longer lines at the stores. But it also means more events to attend. K-State is hosting its Week of Welcome and there are several events planned to welcome students and the

  • Arts, Leisure | August 27, 2015

    Flint Hills Beekeepers work to help declining bee numbers

    EMPORIA — A local group has been working for more than a decade to keep alive a hobby that is increasingly important for our very existence. The Flint Hills Beekeepers is a club that meets monthly. Its members are called apiarists — the official name for those

  • Volleyball | August 27, 2015

    Brand looks to direct Cats to success

    Last year was a banner season for Kansas State volleyball player Katie Brand. The setter followed up her stellar freshman campaign with an even better sophomore season, earning All-Big 12 First-team honors and honorable mention All-American honors — all while racking up the sixth-most assists for a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | August 26, 2015

    Parents, classmates mourn slain student at ceremony


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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 26, 2015

    Police searching for Sunflower Bank robber


    Riley County police are searching for a man who robbed Sunflower Bank Wednesday morning. The robbery reportedly took place at 10:20 a.m. at the bank, 2710 Anderson Ave. RCPD spokesman Matthew Droge said officers are looking for a white man, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a

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