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  • CAROL HOOD

    Carol A. Hood, 61, of Waterville, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. Carol is survived by her daughter, Tonja Metcalf and husband Ted of Waterville; mother, Annie Haverkamp of Seneca; brother, David Haverkamp and wife Myra .

  • THOMAS DEKAT

    Thomas Henry Dekat, 88, of Saint George, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Wamego Health Center. He was born on Feb. 2, 1926, in Flush, to the late Laura Mary (Winter) and Clemens Henry Dekat. He graduated from Flush High School in 1944, was a .

  • VIVIAN ROSS

    Vivian D. Ross, 80, of Manhattan, died July 13, 2014, at Meadowlark Hills-Sloan House. She was born Nov. 20, 1933, in Iola. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502..

  • FLORENCE HADIN

    Florence Ruth Johnston Hadin, 93, of Leonardville, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..

  • KSU, Miss. State agree to football series — on Twitter

    In what might be a first in social media history, Kansas State and Mississippi State agreed Friday afternoon to a home-and-home football series on Twitter. Everything short of signing the actual contract, both athletic directors — K-State’s John Currie and .

  • 17ers start Saturday with a win

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers opened Saturday at the Great Plains Shootout with a 6-5 win over the Salina Sliders at SCABA Baseball Complex in Topeka. The 17ers played a game late Saturday night, but the results were .

  • Area teens learn parallel parking, responsibility in drivers ed Drivered-7.phatch

    Manhattan teenagers are preparing for a new step toward independence as they wrap up what they’ve learned in drivers education, taking their big tests this week. Some of the 120 summer drivers ed students describe themselves as confident drivers, having .

  • Spaghetti dinner, MAC camp, and more local events

    SUNDAY Manhattan Public Library Summer Reading Program: Fizz Boom Read, through July 31. People of all ages from babies to teens to grandparents can participate. It’s free to sign up, and all you have to do is keep track of .

  • RCPD and MFD face off in barbecue contest at Relay for Life Relayforlife-6.phatch

    The smell of good barbecue is hard to resist. Some barbecue is better than others. The Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County Police Department held their fourth-annual barbecue competition during the Relay for Life event Saturday at City Park. Famous .

  • Where you can take firearms following new open carry law

    Despite the state’s new law reducing local government’s ability to regulate unconcealed carry, there are now fewer places you can openly carry firearms in Manhattan. The new law, which started July 1, prohibits local government from banning open carry .

  • Morgan looks to unseat Kobach for secretary of state 071314 scott morgan.phatch

    Scott Morgan wants the office of secretary of state to return to a “tradition of quiet competence,” almost a “non-partisan” role. He says that’s a far cry from what it has become under current Kansas Secretary of State Kris .

  • Volunteers count butterflies for national study Butterflycount-2.phatch

    A team of volunteers began counting butterflies around Manhattan on Thursday morning for the 40th annual count by the North American Butterfly Association. “The purpose is to monitor butterfly populations in North America,” said John Row, a plant materials specialist .







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