• Moran says he will look to end cuts, help Fort Riley Moran1.phatch

    U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., said Monday he will continue to work to end federal defense cuts while also ensuring Fort Riley is in the best possible position to benefit from changes in the Army. Moran visited with Army .

  • ‘Can’t anybody play this game?’

    The hits just keep on coming. Or not. As legendary baseball manager and Kansas City native Casey Stengel put it while watching his hapless New York Mets, “Been in this game 100 years, but I see new ways to lose ‘em .

  • Cameras to bolster court security

    Riley County commissioners decided Monday that money for courthouse security cameras would come out of the building fund. The cameras are part of a project to tighten courthouse security. The project also will include replacing courthouse doors, limiting their access, .

  • 2 wounded in JC shooting

    Junction City police say they are investigating a Sunday morning shooting that sent two men to the hospital. Police responded to the parking lot of The KINGZ Motorcycle Club, 805 Grant Ave., shortly before 4 a.m. and discovered Jackie Oliver, 42, suffering .

  • Minister finds purpose in funerals for those without ‘church home’ Neighborh.phatch

    Retired pastor Ben Duerfeldt has officiated 863 funerals in his 60-year career. A former pastor with the First Christian Church in Manhattan, Duerfeldt, 81, is now a go-to celebrant for those who aren’t members of a church. “Most of the funerals .

  • Commissioners to get revenue estimates

    The Manhattan City Commission will review on Tuesday the city’s potential future revenue to help prepare for the 2016 budget discussions that starts in May. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. City administrators will provide a .

  • Multi-car crash on I-70 leaves three injured

    A three-vehicle crash in Wabaunsee County caused injuries to three people on Sunday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the crash happened at 4:12 p.m. when Ronald M. Stos, 64, of Great Bend, who was driving his 2011 Ford Taurus westbound on .

  • Man gets probation in DUI, attempted robbery case

    A judge sentenced a Westmoreland man to probation on Monday for attempted robbery and drunken driving. Nathan Woodyard, 38, received 24 months probation for the May 11 incident. He must also pay and fines and fees totaling $1,063. Woodyard faces a 21-month prison sentence .

  • ‘Sister Act’ seems to exceed audience expectations Christopher.conner

    Audience members braved construction congested parking Friday to nearly fill McCain Auditorium for a performance of “Sister Act.” The musical is a stage adaptation of the 1992 film of the same title starring Whoopi Goldberg. Differing from the film, this “Sister .


    Susie J. Kiley, 85, of Manhattan, formerly of Junction City, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills in Manhattan. Susie was born Jan. 1, 1930, in Taegu, Korea. She was the daughter of Yong Kun Kim and Kill Yung Sun. Susie moved to the .


    Barbara Ann Hunsinger, 87, formerly of St. George, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at her home in Lawrence. She was born Dec. 6, 1927, in Junction City to Mike R. and Florence (Heidenreich) Pedro. On Dec. 9, 1945, she was united in marriage to William J. Hunsinger. .


    Annette Beame Hedke, 60, died on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at Central Christian Church, Wichita — co-officiated with L’Chaim B’Yeshua Congregation. Burial was to follow in .


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