• Organizers plan 2nd Everybody Counts

    The second Everybody Counts event for people and families in need will happen Saturday. Organizers are describing the event as a community celebration with a cookout and children’s activities, including a bouncy house. But it also serves as a .

  • Bevy of road projects could affect traffic Kimballvert.phatch

    Two street construction projects should be completed Friday as crews begin work on a slate of new projects. Construction at the 17th Street and Laramie Street intersection, and work on Poyntz Avenue and U.S. Highway 24 outside the entrance to .

  • Attorneys seek to dismiss charges in JC murder case

    JUNCTION CITY — An arraignment hearing for a Kansas City man facing murder charges in both Geary and Riley counties was continued on Monday when his attorney indicated they’re seeking to have an aggravated robbery charge dismissed in the Geary .

  • Judge assigns new defender in kidnapping, robbery trial

    Riley County District Judge John Bosch on Monday assigned a new attorney to defend Jerred Snyder, the Manhattan man accused of kidnapping and robbing a man in one case and pawning stolen items in another. Bosch appointed Jillian Waesche to .

  • Closing in on an overhaul of the VA?

    Although tentative agreements in Washington, D.C., often don’t amount to much, there’s reason for optimism that one worked out over the weekend between key House and Senate leaders might hold up. Perhaps the primary reason is that .

  • Israel must end Gaza blockade

    As of this morning, the Israeli bombardment and invasion of Gaza have killed an more than 1,000 Palestinians, wounded more than 4,000 and dislocated at least 100,000 residents fleeing Israeli troops and bombs. The Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice condemns Israel’s .

  • Mall resigns as MHS softball coach

    After 14 years in the program and 10 years as head coach, Scott Mall has resigned as head coach of the Manhattan High softball team. Mall decided to step down in order to give another coach the chance to guide the team. .

  • Screenplay is most basic weakness of ‘So It Goes’ G.w.clift1

    “And So It Goes” is a modest little movie. It stars actors whose big box-office days are behind them, tells a familiar story intended to soothe older patrons, and doesn’t seem to have spent much money on sets, costumes, .


    Robert L. “Bob” Funk, 87, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Asbury Park in Newton. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Nov. 21, 1926, in Newton to Theo and Lydia (Hiebert) Funk. He lived in Hillsboro, where his father owned .


    Paul Lyndon Branson II, 47, St. Joseph, Mo., formerly of Manhattan, died suddenly Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his parents’ home. According to a family member, Mr. Branson died after suffering either a pulmonary embolism or a heart attack. Efforts to revive him .


    Marion Elaine Lund, 84, of Clay Center died Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Clay County Medical Center in Clay Center. She was born on Oct. 9, 1930, at Clay Center, the daughter of Edward E. and Mary (Jonsson) Naslund. On Oct. 9, 1949, she married the .


    Malakai Rowland-Van Horn, 23, of Clay Center died Friday, July 25, 2014 at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Arrangements are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..


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