Vincent Elliott “Mike” Gillespie, 86, of Manhattan, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. He was born on Feb. 7, 1928, in Boston, Mass. Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Gillespie of the home; daughter, Kathryn Nell Gillespie Seltzer and .

  • KPERS cutbacks are costly

    Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan to reduce payments to the state’s pension system undercuts the reforms he helped champion and would cost taxpayers billions of dollars. Surely there is a better way to pay for his tax cuts. In 2012, .


    Mary (Helton) Shaver, 90, of Wamego, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at her home.  Private family services will be held a later date..


    The Rev. Merritt Max Wright, 94, of Topeka, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Emporia. He was born Feb. 21, 1920, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was the younger of two sons born to the Rev. Herbert Thomas and Eda Zeloa (Young) Wright. He grew .


    Bill J. “Bodie” Faith, 91, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the information. He was born on March 22, 1923, in Manhattan. He was the son of Oliver W. and Alta (.


    Betty L. (Burt) Zenger, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, surrounded by her family at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan after a lengthy illness. The family provided some of the following information She will be forever remembered by sons, Steve and .


    Joan Aldous, 88, of South Bend, Ind., died Oct. 29, 2014, at Signature Healthcare of South Bend. She was a professor emerita at the University of Notre Dame. She was born Jan. 9, 1926, in the District of Columbia to Alfred Evans Aldous and Coral .

  • Dancing pros, ‘Devil Bat,’ dueling pianos and more

    As some K-State stars rehearse this weekend for Dancing with the K-State Stars, which is on Feb. 10 in McCain, the McCain Performance Series is bringing professional dancers for “Dancing Pros Live “at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Some of the world’s .

  • K-State survives, edges OSU in overtime Jube.phatch

    Jeff Mittie thought it was good. The Kansas State coach has never been so happy to be wrong. Oklahoma State’s Lakota Beatty buried a deep, desperation 3-pointer that was closer to the half-court line than the arc as the .

  • Woods has double-double in OT victory Woods1.phatch

    Ashia Woods can’t remember the last time she attempted 16 free throws — not in her collegiate career or during her high school days at Wichita Collegiate. But on Wednesday night in a 52-51 overtime victory against Oklahoma State, the Kansas .

  • Derricott confirms transfer from KSU Mugderricottcolor.phatch

    When Kansas State landed D’Vonta Derricott, it looked like the Wildcats had found their next impact linebacker. A highly touted junior college player at Garden City Community College, Derricott never saw the field for the Wildcats this season as .

  • Police address ‘sexting’ incidents at local schools

    At least four incidents of juveniles sending or receiving sexually explicit images among their peers — or sexting — have occurred in the last six months in Riley County, according to a police official. About 20 parents of USD 383 students attended on Tuesday .


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