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  • Local |Government, Politics | October 07, 2013

    Downtown parking woes continuing

    Notes from Monday’s county commission meeting: • Road construction downtown has been delayed but is nearing its end. Gina Scroggs, executive director of Downtown Manhattan, Inc., said the installation of pedestrian signals is behind schedule. If they are not in place in time for Promenade

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 07, 2013

    Pottawatomie County water, sewer agreement up for feedback

    City commissioners Tuesday will be asked for feedback on an agreement between the city and Pottawatomie County governing water and sewer supplied by the city to Blue Township. The city has been working on a new contract for water and sewer service for the township

  • Editorials | October 07, 2013

    Keeping terrorists on the defensive

    We appreciate the request of Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan for an explanation for why US personnel swooped into Tripoli Saturday and captured Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, better known as Anas al-Libi. We presume, though, that his remarks, and whatever indignation accompanied them, were for domestic

  • Columns | October 07, 2013

    Lands of Oz are worlds apart

    A month ago, voters in Australia, that other Oz, overwhelmingly elected a conservative government, the Coali-tion of Liberal (trust me) and National parties. Within a week the defeated Labor Party had handed over the reins of government, regrouping to fight another day. After spending five

  • October 07, 2013

    Parker sentenced to life in prison

    From Army fatigues to an orange jump suit, former Fort Riley soldier Daniel Parker was sentenced to life imprisonment for first-degree murder today for the death of Frederick Beverly on Jan. 1, 2012. Parker, 27, of Junction City, was also convicted of criminal discharge of a firearm at

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 07, 2013

    Dedication of rose garden Saturday honoring fraternity’s late house mother

    The dedication of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Red Rose Garden, the first named campus landmark for a Kansas State Greek chapter, will be 10:30 am Saturday at the KSU Gardens on Denison Avenue. “It is a tradition of Pi Kappa Phi chapters nationwide to donate

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | October 07, 2013

    Locals get their chance to decide if the ‘Price is Right’

    What do a famous game show host, a man wearing purple pants, a Texas A&M booster and a room full of diehard TV fans have in common? They were all in attendance Sunday night for “The Price is Right Live.” The stage show

  • Obituaries | October 07, 2013


    Kenneth Leroy Edwards, 83, of St. George, died Saturday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was a long-time resident of the area. Kenny was born Nov. 8, 1929, in Winfield. He was the son of Virgil and Eva Robinson Edwards. He was raised on the family

  • Obituaries | October 07, 2013


    Charles Samuel (Chuck) Herr, 84, of Manhattan, died October 2. Chuck was born in Dallas Center, Iowa on June 2, 1929, the son of the late Albert H. and Vivian Frances (Miller) Herr. On June 15, 1956, in Manhattan at the First United Methodist Church, he was united in marriage to

  • Obituaries | October 07, 2013


    Dolores Shehi, 87, died on Saturday at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. She was born on March 9, 1926 in Winfield. She was the daughter of Harvey “Bill” Ponton and Dorothy Mary (Salley) Ponton. Complete obituary and service information is pending and will be announced by the

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