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  • No longer dreading the ‘twang’ Bethany047cut.phatch

    Several years ago, Country Stampede might have been my worst nightmare. I didn’t like country music at all growing up. Maybe it’s because it was so pervasive in rural Kansas. My area of the state didn’t have .

  • Four people at Stampede hospitalized

    Four people at Country Stampede received medical treatment Thursday morning after being poisoned by carbon monoxide. Riley County EMS Director Larry Couchman said that around 4 a.m., three adults and one teenager were poisoned because of two poorly positioned generators .

  • Barbara Wilson

    Barbara King Wilson, a prominent supporter of Kansas State University and other local entities, died Saturday June 28, 2014, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community-Wroten House, Manhattan at age 97. She was born on May 20, 1917, in Topeka. Wilson was a 1938 Washburn University graduate with .

  • Carmen Cook

    Carmen Madonna Cook, 85, of Manhattan, died June 25, 2014, at Homestead Assisted Living in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Aug. 11, 1928, in Kinsley, the daughter of Harris and Nettie (Wilson) Countryman. Carmen grew up in Garden .

  • Lucille Achenbach

    Lucille L. Achenbach, 94, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Nov. 1, 1919 in Beloit, the daughter of Jay A. and Ina J. (Lockard) Gould. Lucille .

  • Bert Lading

    Bert Paul Lading, 72, of Westmoreland, died Friday, June 27, 2014, at his home. Bert was born Aug.10, 1941, in Horton, the son of Henry and Marie Noe Lading. He worked his adult life as a compliance specialist for the USDA Farm Service Agency, .

  • Mark Jilka

    Mark M. Jilka, 49, of Manhattan, died June 26, 2014, as the result of an automobile-bicycle accident south of Manhattan. He was born May 1, 1965, in Salina, the son of Eugene W. and Dorothy F. (Haslauer) Jilka. Mark graduated from Shawnee Mission North High .

  • Bert Lading

    Bert Paul Lading, 72, of Westmoreland, died Friday, June 27, 2014, at his home. Bert was born Aug.10, 1941, in Horton, the son of Henry and Marie Noe Lading. He worked his adult life as a compliance specialist for the USDA Farm Service Agency, .

  • Everybody take a deep breath

    If major cuts occur at Fort Riley, the impact to the Manhattan area would be staggering. But it’s important to emphasize the first word in that sentence: If. The Army is studying what cuts would mean to its installations. .

  • Iraq situation: Who is at fault?

    For one who has been inside the foreign policy bureaucracy, one of the more frustrating aspects of a situation like the current one in Iraq is the use of often silly talking points used by whomever is in power to .

  • Treasure leaps to Canadian HJ title

    MONCTON, New Brunswick – Junior Alyx Treasure capped off a sensational outdoor season with a first-place finish at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Moncton, New Brunswick. The Wildcat high jumper cleared a personal best height of 1.89m/6-02.25 en .

  • ‘Sitcom’ offers deep reflection and outlook on TV staple

    Sometimes it’s important to read about television. ‘Sitcom’  reviews the history of the situation comedy in 24 chapters, each focusing on a particular sitcom, in roughly chronological order from “I Love Lucy “ to modern shows like “Community.” Many of .





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