Thursday, February 11, 2016


  • Local | January 02, 2014

    First baby of 2014 born to OB nurse

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    Manhattan’s first baby of the new year was born Wednesday to a Mercy Regional Health Center labor and delivery nurse. Amaia Gloria Banks was born at 3:24 a.m. Wednesday to Danielle and Mike Banks of Manhattan, the first birth of 2014 at the hospital. She

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 02, 2014

    Body of soldier recovered from lake

    The body of a Fort Riley soldier was recovered from Milford Lake on Wednesday afternoon after a long search by rescuers. The Geary County Sheriff’s Department, along with multiple area emergency personnel, recovered the body of 31-year-old Thomas Hedrick, a U.S. Army specialist

  • Arts & Leisure | January 02, 2014

    Art of the Flint Hills, plus Tuttle Creek Eagle Day


    It is your last chance to see with your own eyes the exhibit, “Through Artists’ Eyes” at the Strecker-Nelson Art Gallery. See the work of 44 artists, from Kansas natives to those who traveled across oceans to depict the Tallgrass Prairie. These artists’ personal visions demonstrate

  • Editorials | January 02, 2014

    Persistence made Wildcats successful

    Yes, we realize that Bill Snyder’s clichés have become something of a local giggle — after all, how long can you actually chop wood or row a boat? Well, maybe we all should pay more attention, because it was almost solely because of relentless

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 02, 2014

    Corrections mental health position filled

    Riley County Community Corrections has filled a position to offer mental health services to its clients. Brett Bruning started last month in his position as care coordinator with Pawnee Mental Health Services. Since that time, Bruning has been helping to identify those in the system

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 02, 2014

    Suspect held after man found dead

    Pottawatomie County authorities believe a Rossville man was murdered early New Year’s Day. Levi W. Bishop, 24, was found shot to death at 4:43 a.m. inside a car when it pulled up to the St. Marys Police Department, according to a police report. Three people

  • Letters | January 02, 2014

    This act of kindness didn’t go unnoticed

    To the Editor: Just days before Christmas, while the snow was still falling, one gentleman who was picking up a skid loader from his construction site took it upon himself to scoop multiple driveways of unsuspecting families. This included an untouched driveway of a deployed

  • Obituaries | January 02, 2014


    Pauline Josephine Dinger, 94, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita.  She was a life-long resident of the area. Pauline was born Oct. 4, 1919, in Osborne, the daughter of George and Sadie Scott William. She attended local schools and graduated

  • Obituaries | January 02, 2014


    Eve Loleetta Grace Gettys, 63, of Manhattan died Sunday, Dec.29, 2013, at her home, with her family and friends at her bedside. The family provided some of the following information. She was born in Charleston, W. Va., and at age 1 moved to Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from

  • Obituaries | January 02, 2014


    Wayde Byrd Sr. died on Dec. 29, 2013, at the age of 88. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on July 2, 1925 in Joes, Colo. His family moved to Manhattan when he was 8 years old. He attended Manhattan schools. He married Lillian Rogers on

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