Theola Louise (Straub) Bearman, 84, of Wamego, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at her home. The family provided the following information. Theola was born to Theodore and Margaret (Brockish) Straub on Sept. 18, 1930, in rural Wamego.  Theola grew up in the Wamego area .


    Kevin Deets, 61, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on May 15, 1953, in Beloit, the daughter of Gene and Joice (Weise) Kimerer. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by .

  • Adventure camp, microbe and more

    Looking for that perfect last minute holiday gift? Look no further than the Manhattan Arts Center’s Wrap It Up! Art Sale. Featuring work from more than 80 local artists, including pottery, jewelry, photography, fiber art, woodwork and glass, you’ll .

  • Cats say bowl win a lift for next year

    Kansas State’s win over Michigan in last season’s Buffalo Wings Bowl is still being felt by the Wildcats today — and a big reason why K-State players say they’re in position to finish this year with 10 wins. “Winning .

  • Victim identified in range death

    Police have identified the man who died at an Ogden shooting range Saturday as a Fort Riley soldier, and they believe his death was a suicide. Pfc. Milton Barrera, 20, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head Saturday afternoon .

  • It was a great show when Rimes was on-stage G.w.clift1

    When LeAnn Rimes was on-stage at McCain Auditorium last week, the entertainment was terrific. Former child sensation Rimes—we were reminded by the “1982” on the stage-backing slide that the singer is still only 32 years old—has a big voice and .

  • K-State sets bowl pep rally start time

    The K-State Alumni Association and K-State Athletics have now announced the location and start time for the public pep rally ahead of the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. The K-State pep rally will be Thursday, Jan. 1, at Freeman .

  • Commission close to decision on clinic purchase

    Pott County Commissioners hope to make a decision soon whether or not to purchase the former medical clinic building at Westmoreland. In responding to questions from Leslie Campbell, health director, commissioners said relocating the health department to the clinic building .

  • Jackpot: Woman takes home $500 in Mercury bingo contest Bingowinner.phatch

    Cecilia Faye Royer wasn’t stretching her luck when she started playing The Manhattan Mercury’s bingo contest in October, she was just playing a game. Royer’s decision to play paid off. She claimed the top prize of $500 Monday .

  • Witnesses testify in kidnapping, robbery case

    Witnesses took the stand last week in Riley County Court where new details were released in an October aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery incident allegedly involving four Manhattan men. According to witnesses Keli Del Lee and Haley Ann Hart, Kansas .

  • Commissioners take issue with new transmission line

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday expressed disapproval of a new power transmission line transecting the county from Jeffrey Energy Center. Commissioners asked County Counselor John Watt to draft a letter asking Westar Energy to consider expanding its right-of-way and upgrading the .


    Marian W. Kelchak, 96, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. She was born March 31, 1918, in Wheeling, W.Va., the daughter of Earl H. and Minnie I. (Hart) Waterhouse. Mrs. Kelchak .


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