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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 09, 2014

    Trial set in kidnapping, theft case

    Jury trials were scheduled on Monday for a Manhattan man facing kidnapping, aggravated robbery and theft charges in one case, and two counts of theft and one count of making false information in another case. Jerred Snyder, 30, stood before Riley County Judge John Bosch as

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 09, 2014

    Commission to tackle utility rates

    City commissioners will discuss utility rates Tuesday during a 2015 budget work session. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The proposed utility increases are four percent for water, three percent for wastewater, and four percent for residential and commercial stormwater. Carryover topics from

  • Editorials | June 09, 2014

    Measles outbreak easily preventable

    The 300-plus cases of measles that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recorded in the United States thus far this year don’t sound like many. That’s about one in 1 million Americans. Yet through just five months, the total for this year

  • Letters | June 09, 2014

    Two controversies reflect ‘hypocrisy in action’ in U.S.

    To the Editor: Maybe I am suffering from “outrage fatigue,” but I just can’t see the logic of the following issues. 1. I have been looking at black “POW/MIA” flags at every veterans event, biker rally and military funeral for the last 40 years. Our

  • Letters | June 09, 2014

    D-Day anniversary brought back personal memory of Ike

    To t he Editor: I listened Friday morning about the landings at Omaha Beach and the role of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower. I was drafted in September 1945. While serving in Panama in a controlled harbor mine unit, I had the honor of being part of an

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 09, 2014

    Summit seeks to improve rural access to good food

    Local grocery stores are vital to rural America. But as small towns lose population to larger cities, the issue of finding healthful food in rural areas is a growing concern. To help small grocery store owners create sustainable solutions, Kansas State University is hosting the

  • Obituaries | June 09, 2014

    MARIETTA BARR

    Marietta Elizabeth Barr, 94, of Wamego, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Valley Vista Good Samaritan Center.  Marietta was born on Sept. 18, 1919, in rural Flush. She married Russell N. Barr on Feb. 9, 1945.  He preceded her in death. Marietta was a homemaker, but also owned and

  • Obituaries | June 09, 2014

    BILL SMITH

    Bill Smith, 50, died on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. He was born on Feb. 7, 1964, in Milford, Del., the son of James Courtland and AnnaMay (Pavlik) Smith Jr.  Bill was an electrician at Kansas State University at the K-State Division of

  • Obituaries | June 09, 2014

    STEVEN SWANDER

    Steven (Steve) R. Swander, 60, of Wamego, formerly of Manhattan, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. Steve was born Sept. 1, 1953, in Osborne, the son of Stanley and Shirley (Thornburg) Swander. As a young child his family moved to

  • Obituaries | June 09, 2014

    MARILENA FERGUSON

    Marilena Hedrick Ferguson, 83, a resident of Manhattan since 1960, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at her home. The family provided some of the following information. They said she died peacefully, surrounded by her family. Marilena was born on March 20, 1931, in Chickasha, Okla., to the Rev. Robert Gideon Hedrick


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