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  • ‘Cats’ successfully herded at MAC theater Ben.nyberg

    The 2014-15 theater season of the Manhattan Arts Center launched this past week with presentations in the Grosh Performance Hall of the celebrated Andrew Lloyd Webber musical from 1981, Cats. Final shows this week: Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and a .

  • Jail loaf no piece of cake for misbehaving inmates Prisonloaf.phatch

    Deep inside the freezers at the Riley County Jail are tightly wrapped, 6-ounce packages of a concoction so foul it would be a surprise to see dogs fight over the contents. The packages contain jail loaf, also called prison loaf .

  • Hong Kong scenes are remarkable

    Footage of the demonstrations in Hong Kong on Monday morning and again this morning was truly amazing. Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents — mostly students, the TV reporters said — gathered in the street, voicing chants and otherwise defying one .


    Kenneth “Ken” Edwin Hitch, 56, of Wamego, died at his home on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. The family provided the following information. Ken was born on April 6, 1958, to Lewis “Lew” and Danna Jean (Foltz) Hitch in Ellis.  He attended grade school in .


    Evelyn Lenora Pfaff Lawson, 88, of Leonardville, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. The family provided the following information. She was born on Sept. 14, 1926, in Leonardville, the daughter of Charley and Ruth (Seagren) Nelson.  She graduated from Leonardville .


    George M. Olson, 92, of Axtell, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at his home.  Visitation is on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Axtell-Landreth Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.  A funeral will .

  • Residents can learn about science of climate change

    To the Editor: In response to Monday’s letter to the editor by Richard Kramer, I would like to make this invitation. This spring I will be offering a UFM class on the science of climate change (class dates are .

  • Potential ‘Maze Runner’ viewers should heed warning G.w.clift1

    Before a movie fan goes into a theater to watch “The Maze Runner,” he really should be warned that it is intended as the beginning of another of these adolescent sci-fi competition stories, like the “Hunger Games” films. Actually the .

  • Residents share flood insurance increase concerns

    Concerned residents Monday told Riley County commissioners and representatives of Kansas’ congressmen how they felt about the possibility of increased flood insurance rates. The Riley County Commission held a summit about the issue. “Such increases are overwhelming to some with .

  • Life on the road easier with company for these friends Neighbors.phatch

    Mike Wilson and Frank Garcia weren’t even supposed to be in Manhattan. Yet on Thursday afternoon, the traveling buddies found themselves sitting in the grass near the corner of Leavenworth Street and Tuttle Creek Boulevard. Some drivers passing by .

  • Man gets 6-year sentence in 2 cases

    A Manhattan man was sentenced on Monday to six years in prison for an April kidnapping and robbery and for falsifying information on a pawn ticket in another case. Jerred Snyder, 30, reached a plea agreement in both cases earlier this .

  • Horse power on display at Old Settlers Day

    ALTA VISTA — Horse power is far from dead and gone, say some area farmers. They were on hand to give historical demonstrations at Saturday’s Old Settlers Day at Alta Vista, but they said rising fuel costs and other overhead .


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