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  • Local |Business | March 10, 2014

    Official: EMS stats a mixed bag

    Larry Couchman, director of emergency EMS services for Riley County, said the emergency response statistics from this year’s Fake Patty’s Day were better in some ways and worse in others. Overall, there were 45 calls for service Saturday with 31 one of them related to

  • March 10, 2014

    Man honored for his fast-talking ways


    For Jerry Pitney, auctioneering wasn’t just a profession, it was a passion. In January, the 75-year-old Wamego resident was given the highest honor possible in the Kansas Auctioneers Association. He was named to its Hall of Fame. “For me, myself, I never thought I’

  • Local |Business | March 10, 2014

    Library book sale raises $10,981

    Manhattan Public Library’s annual book sale raised $10,981 to buy new books and fund library programs, according to a press release. The annual sale took place Feb. 28-March 2 at the library, 629 Poyntz Ave. Patrons gathered to peruse many of the 100,000 used books — some donated and

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 10, 2014

    County approves bid for drainage structure

    The Riley County Commission on Monday approved a bid for a drainage structure for a ditch on Casement Road. The commissioners passed the bid for the ditch outfall structure, which allows for the discharge of water, for $334,189.01 by Bettis Asphalt & Construction Inc. of Topeka

  • Obituaries | March 10, 2014


    Doris Jean Millsap, 87, died March 9, 2014, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Doris was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was born Jan. 3, 1927 at Bethany Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., the first child of Cecil Harold Whitmer

  • Obituaries | March 10, 2014


    Glenda S. Sullins, 82, died Sunday March 9, 2014, at Stormont-Vail Medical Center, Topeka. She was born on Aug. 11, 1931 in Oklahoma City, Okla. A complete obituary and service information are pending and will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Ave.Manhattan, KS 66502.

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 10, 2014

    Former John Deere executive to present lecture at K-State

    David C. Everitt, a former John Deere division president, will present “Combining business objectives, appropriate technology and social support programs to help feed a hungry world” at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Fiedler Hall Auditorium at Kansas State University. The event is part of the College

  • Editorials | March 10, 2014

    Championship aspirations

    Area basketball fans needn’t wait for the NCAA tournaments to satisfy their postseason basketball fix. There are eight area teams — six high school girls teams and two boys teams — worth following. Three of the girls teams — Manhattan, Wamego and Riley County — are league champions

  • Columns | March 10, 2014

    ‘Now, for the rest of the story’

    Not long ago Gov. Sam Brownback was in Washington, D.C. boasting at a national political conference that when he took office, Kansas was broke, with just $876.05 in its bank account, but that through his leadership the state now had $700 million in reserve. Given the

  • Arts & Leisure | March 10, 2014

    K-State one-act opera performances top-notch


    Last weekend, K-State’s School of Music, Theater, and Dance produced an evening of operatic entertainment in Chapman (formerly Nichols) Theater. The auditorium is a nearly perfect place to see a show. The program featured a couple of very attractive one-act operas. And the productions

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