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  • BARBARA COONROD

    Barbara Coonrod, 93, of Manhattan, died early morning Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan. She was born on Dec. 7, 1920, in Salina, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Southworth) Stevens. Complete obituary information and service times are pending and .

  • JOSE RIVERA-RIOS

    Jose Luis Rivera-Rios, 81, of Junction City, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. Jose was born Sept. 18, 1933, in Cidra, Puerto Rico, the son of Juan B. and Alejandrina (Rios) Rivera. Jose came to Junction City when he joined .

  • THOMAS A. HARTLOFF

    Thomas A. “Tom” Hartloff, 76, of Blue Rapids, died at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Tom was born Sept. 3, 1938, to Eva L. (Warner) and John R. Hartloff in Wamego. He graduated from Wamego High School, then joined .

  • Don’t consolidate Kansas elections

    Consolidating elections — moving spring municipal and school board elections to the fall — was a lousy idea last year and it’s a lousy idea this year. Unfortunately, that hasn’t kept the Kansas Legislature from considering the idea. At a .

  • Patronize local merchants on Small Business Saturday

    To the Editor;: The holiday shopping season officially kicks off Thanksgiving week with big-box stores promoting special Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday supporting shopping on-line.  Sitting between these two big shopping days is Small Business Saturday, a day .

  • Foster, Cats hold off Purdue in Maui Kstatecolor.phatch

    Marcus Foster went from his worst, to his best. Foster was 1 of 13 from the field last Friday in a loss to Long Beach State, but he came up big on Monday when his team needed him in the opening game .

  • Martin gets her shot early with K-State Martin1.phatch

    Shaelyn Martin had a plan this season. The freshman from Salina had hoped to make it into the Kansas State starting lineup at some point this year. She thought it was a possibility, or at least it was something she .

  • Hobby becomes community service for LaGrange Neighbor.phatch

    Since retiring from the Army, it’s safe to say Col. Gary LaGrange has been a busy bee. He’s also been a bee keeper. LaGrange has 32 bee hives scattered throughout the area, with four hives at Sunset Zoo and .

  • Pool parking on agenda

    The Manhattan City Commission will discuss options on Tuesday for City Park’s pool parking lot and pedestrian improvements. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. There will be no votes at the meeting. There are two .

  • Organizers hope taller tree will heighten excitement at festival

    Kansas’s tallest holiday tree will stand 65 feet tall in Blue Earth Plaza at the Festival of Lights ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday. The tree is the focus of the festival, which was celebrated for the first time last .

  • Commission recognizes Small Business Saturday

    With the holiday shopping season’s busiest time just days away, Riley County commissioners signed a proclamation Monday morning declaring this weekend Small Business Saturday in the county. The commission’s proclamation said for every $100 that’s spent locally at .

  • Store evacuated after fire report

    Shoppers were evacuated from Best Buy on Monday following a report of a possible fire. Officials responded to a report of smoke in the store at about noon, according to officials. Manhattan Fire Department battalion chief Steve Shepek said a .





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