Friday, May 29, 2015


  • Area Schools | May 26, 2013

    Valley Heights girls take 2nd, boys 3rd at state track meet

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    WICHITA—- Five was enough for Valley Heights at the state track meet. The Mustangs brought just five athletes — two girls and three boys — to the meet, but managed to finish top three in both sets of team standings. “It’s a neat deal — we

  • Local |Business | May 26, 2013

    Dollar General gives grant to Wamego library

    Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded $1000 to Wamego Public Library in Wamego to support literacy programs. “At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving others throughout the communities we serve,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “It’s exciting to

  • Gardening | May 26, 2013

    Taking care of the insect pests of summertime


    The count for this spring is two. I have found two ticks on myself. The first was still crawling and the second had attached. A slow and steady pull by the head of the tick got it to release. No mosquitoes or chiggers yet. Ticks,

  • Local |Business | May 26, 2013

    Architect firm merges with local holding company

    Anderson Knight Architects will join the Action Pact Holdings family of companies effective June 1, and will assume the name of Action Pact Design. “This move will enable Action Pact to broaden the spectrum of services we offer clients, creating a more integrated end-to-end solution for

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 26, 2013

    Crime forecast program aids arrests

    RCPD arrested two suspects believed to be responsible for victimizing over thirty community members since at least last month utilizing a crime forecast program. The result of an ongoing investigation into multiple vehicle burglaries in the Manhattan area led to the arrests of Dustin Thomure, 21,

  • Local |Business | May 26, 2013

    Three win legacy award from Meadowlark Hills

    Burke and Margery Bayer, and Barbara Wilson received the Manhattan Legacy Award on May 20 at the Meadowlark Hills Legacy Banquet. The Bayers and Wilson were recognized for their long-standing history, dedication and support of Meadowlark Hills. Burke Bayer served on the Meadowlark Hills board for

  • Obituaries | May 26, 2013

    Jimmy Lee Cope

    Jimmy Lee Cope, 65, of Topeka died May 15 at a Topeka hospital.

  • Obituaries | May 26, 2013

    Allen Janke

    Allen Webster Janke, 79, of Manhattan died May 15 in Manhattan.

  • Obituaries | May 26, 2013

    John R. Stauffer

    John R. Stauffer, 90, of Westmoreland and formerly of Blue Rapids died May 23 at the Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland.

  • Columns | May 26, 2013

    Hollande’s France is spiraling downward

    Things keep going from bad to worse for French President, Francois Hollande. His popularity has dropped to 27 percent — the lowest of any president of the Fifth Republic. The primary reason is the disastrous condition of the country’s economy. As a man in an unemployment

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