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  • November 25, 2013

    Wamego fireman moonlights as writer


    WAMEGO — A volunteer firefighter for 27 years, Lyle Markey has seen it all, but his career hasn’t been a typical one. He’s a firefighter who writes novels. Markey, deputy fire chief of the Wamego Fire Department, published the first novel of an action/adventure

  • November 25, 2013

    Debate to continue on CVB accountability

    A row over $1.2 million has boiled to a head. Commissioners plan to discuss how the Convention and Visitors Bureau Board should be structured and who will control it during Tuesday night’s work session – 5 p.m. at City Hall. Last month, city commissioners asked staff

  • Columns | November 25, 2013

    An evening conversation: Just another day

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    There are zero shopping days left until my birthday. Just saying, you know? In truth, for a few years there was a serious side to carrying around this Nov. 25 birth date. We all were reminded of it again last weekend with a grim anniversary: President

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 25, 2013

    Decision needed on suitable home for new Riley County EMS office

    The Riley County Commission Monday discussed potential locations for a new Riley County Emergency Medical Services office. EMS is in the process of replacing its main station on Claflin and is looking at alternate locations. Officials have considered moving the services into Manhattan Fire Department

  • Local |Business | November 25, 2013

    K-State football impacts city revenues for Sept.

    K-State’s football season impacted Manhattan city revenues for September. Finance director Bernie Hayen said that although sales in the city were about the same as last year, two revenue sources seen in last year’s count did not turn up this year. “First, there

  • Obituaries | November 25, 2013


    Dana L. Bailey, 50, of Kansas City, Mo., former longtime resident of Manhattan, died Saturday at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo. She was born on Nov. 25, 1962, in Abilene. She was the daughter of Joseph “Max” and Edith Louise (Jennings) Bailey.  Memorial

  • Obituaries | November 25, 2013


    Monte A. McWilliams, 28, of Salina, died at his home in Salina on Thursday. The family provided some of the following information. The cause of death was not provided. Monte was born July 14, 1985 at Lincoln, Neb. He graduated from Junction City High School with the class

  • Obituaries | November 25, 2013


    Gretchen Brunner Mithen, 73, of Wamego, died Thursday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born July 3, 1940, in Wamego to Benjamin Brunner Jr., MD and Florence Muckenthaler Brunner, RN. She was united in marriage to

  • Arts, Leisure | November 25, 2013

    Special concert honors achievement of youth orchestras


    What began modestly a quarter century ago as a group of ten 4th - 6th graders has grown to become in 2013 a three-tier (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) set of string orchestras comprising seventy-nine 1st - 12th graders. A special 25th Anniversary Concert celebrating the substantial

  • Editorials | November 25, 2013

    Cocaine and the congressman

    We’re glad Trey Radel, a first-term Florida congressman, doesn’t represent this congressional district, or any district in Kansas. Not because he’s conservative — he’s said to be a favorite of the tea party and on Twitter has described himself as a “Hip

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