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  • Local |Government, Politics | November 27, 2013

    Board disputes control of CVB

    After two hours of deliberations Tuesday night, city commissioners decided they want to take back control of the Convention and Visitors Bureau advisory board. But the CVB budget, currently $1.2 million, apparently will remain with the Chamber of Commerce. Only a change in the city’s

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 27, 2013

    Sebelius claims website to improve

    U.S. health secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday that the battered federal health insurance website will be improved. Sebelius made the claim during a conference call Tuesday with state and local officials across the country. She said everything is on track for a “significantly different

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 27, 2013

    Robbery suspect arrested

    A homeless man was arrested Wednesday in connection with last week’s robbery of Dara’s Fast Lane, 1816 Claflin Road. Travis Bowman, 22, who has no listed address in the Manhattan area, was arrested by Riley County police at 9 p.m. Wednesday on charges of aggravated

  • Obituaries | November 27, 2013


    Collin Michael Baptist, infant son of Capt. Collin Michael Baptist and Erin L. Baptist, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Saturday at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas. Collin was preceded in death by his grandmother, Kathleen V. Baptist, in 1995. Survivors include his parents; grandparents,

  • Obituaries | November 27, 2013


    Daniel Frank ‘Dan’ Herbert, 30, of Overland Park, died Sunday. A funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 11822 Holmes in Kansas City, Mo.  Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., one hour prior to the service. The family provided

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | November 27, 2013

    CID investigating Fort Riley rape charge

    FORT RILEY — After a Manhattan woman reported being raped at the fort on Sunday, Master Sgt. Michael Lavigne confirmed that special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) are investigating the allegations. CID is working closely with local law enforcement and takes

  • Obituaries | November 27, 2013


    Thelma Wilkerson, 95, of Manhattan, died Wednesday at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community — Honstead House. She was born on Sept. 10, 1918, in Kenton, Ohio. She was the daughter of Willis and Mabel (Marmon) Berry. Complete service times and obituary information are pending and will be announced by

  • Movies | November 27, 2013

    ‘Delivery Man’ an ill-conceived motion picture


    The new Vince Vaughn movie, “Delivery Man,” has been issued in a rush. Either that or the filmmakers saw what they had shot, threw up their hands, and pushed the movie into the Release basket in the same way a young parent might drop a

  • Editorials | November 27, 2013

    China overreaches on air space claim

    We were glad that two U.S. Air Force B-52s earlier this week flew over the East China Sea in air space that China over the weekend unilaterally claimed as part of its expanded “air defense identification zone.” The B-52s, which were not

  • Letters | November 27, 2013

    Help local business owners strengthen this community

    To the Editor: You see “these faces” running fundraisers for the local schools. You see “these faces” not only sponsoring local youth activities, but coaching, directing and participating in these activities. You see “these faces” on local boards such as the Boys and Girls Club,

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