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  • Obituaries | January 03, 2014


    Billy Joe Webb, 31, of Riley, died Wednesday at his residence. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on June 21, 1982, at Clay Center. He was the son of Joe Bob and Alice Irene (Bolek) Webb. Billy was a member of the Boy

  • Obituaries | January 03, 2014


    Dorothy A. (Hupe) Straub, 85, of Belvue, died Thursday in Manhattan at The Good Shepherd Hospice House. The family provided some of the following information. Dorothy was born Aug. 3, 1928, in Wamego. She was the daughter of Carl and Catherine “Dean” (Sackrider) Hupe. Dorothy grew up on

  • Women's Basketball | January 03, 2014

    No. 9 Bears run past Cats for 92-63 win

    Britney Griner may be gone, but it still didn’t matter on Thursday night, as ninth-ranked Baylor eased past Kansas State, 92-63, at Bramlage Coliseum. The Bears dominated the Wildcats in nearly every facet of the game — starting with a game-high 40 points from Odyssey Sims.

  • Men's Basketball | January 03, 2014

    K-State up to the challenge vs. No. 6 OSU

    It was just a year ago that the odds seemed stacked against Kansas State in its Big 12 opener. The Wildcats were facing a Top 25-ranked Oklahoma State team led by one of the country’s top freshman. And although the Wildcats had just defeated No. 8

  • Editorials | January 03, 2014

    Public v. private: Speech issues differ

    Freedom of speech has become a major coffee-shop topic the past few weeks, regionally as the Kansas Board of Regents policy on social media use has come under fire — and nationally with a huge flap over the comments made by Phil Robertson, one of the

  • January 03, 2014

    Thanks to all who helped with Toys for Manhattan

    To the Editor: Yes, Christmas has come and gone, but the memories of Toys for Manhattan helping many children and families in our community will linger a long time. I am not sure if elves come disguised as angels or angels as elves, but there

  • Letters | January 03, 2014

    Sen. Hawk corrects error   in recent newsletter

    To the Editor: This past week I sent out a print newsletter to constituents in the 22nd Senate District providing a legislative update from the 2013 session and a preview of the 2014 session. Unfortunately, there was a typographical error made in the portion discussing the tax

  • 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

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