Thursday, July 28, 2016


  • Obituaries | July 17, 2016


    Jack Carter “Trey” Allen III, 45, of the McDowell Creek community in Manhattan died peacefully with his parents present on July 7, 2016. Trey had battled multiple myeloma cancer since 2013. The family provided some of the following information.  Trey was born Jan. 20, 1971, in Richardson, Texas, the son

  • Obituaries | July 17, 2016


    Maj. Willard Francis Dempsey Jr., 88, died July 12, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House after a battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. Bill was born in the Bronx, New York, on March 24, 1928. He was the son of Willard F. Dempsey Sr.

  • Obituaries | July 17, 2016


    Joseph H. Mills, 82, Manhattan, died Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Joe was born Jan. 6, 1934, in Russell, the son of Harold F. and Lorraine C. (Mahoney) Mills. Joe grew up on the family

  • Track & Field | July 17, 2016

    K-State professor to join medical staff at Rio Olympics


    More than 10,000 athletes from around the world will converge at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next month in the hopes of achieving their dream of winning a gold medal. Phillip Vardiman will be living out one of his own dreams without ever competing.

  • Books | July 17, 2016

    W.E. Self seeks to expose Junction City’s past

    Why did the community powers in Junction City destroy a flourishing economic and social area by leveling the 200 block of East 9th Street in 1974? William E. Self examines the history as well as the social and economic natures of that area in “9th Street Chronicles.”

  • Books | July 17, 2016

    WWII novel seamlessly blends history, fiction

    Col. Noel Macrae is a British diplomat who’s been transferred from Vienna to Berlin in 1938. This is before Hitler annexed Austria but well after observers who weren’t wearing blinders could see that the Fuhrer was determined to take the world to war. Unfortunately,

  • Books | July 17, 2016

    A family history starts in Africa

    This impressive epic first novel by Ghanaian-American author Yaa Gyasi depicts the lives of descendants of two half-sisters in mid-18th century Gold Coast (later Ghana) over the next 300 years. Although the two women, Effia and Esi, never meet and are not even aware of

  • Books | July 16, 2016

    Friendship between man, robot central to Install’s novel

    Deborah Install’s title, “A Robot in the Garden,” may mislead readers into thinking this clever little English comedy is science fiction. True, lots of androids inhabit the story, but they are simply side dressing for a highly entertaining buddy road trip. Considering our culture’

  • Editorials | July 16, 2016

    Given demands, a sound city budget

    Manhattan property owners who might grimace at news that the City Commission is publishing a budget calling for a 1.5-mill levy increase ought to realize that this is the maximum increase the city is considering. Indications from commissioners last week suggest that the actual increase

  • July 16, 2016

    Central National Bank holds ribbon cutting

    Central National Bank hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 7 to formally open its new lending services office at the corner of Highway 99 and Highway 24 in Wamego. The new location offers a full array of commercial, agricultural, and mortgage lending services, and will also have

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