• Keillor gets warm reception at McCain Keillor.phatch

    McCain Auditorium on Monday hosted an evening with writer and radio personality Garrison Keillor. Manhattan managed to nearly fill the house for the Monday night appearance by Mr. Keillor. The reception was warm, as many stood to welcome his tall, .

  • China’s judicial reform inches along

    The United States in 2013 executed 39 people, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. In our view, that was 39 too many. But that was far fewer than were executed in China, which, as it happens, is contemplating judicial reforms that could .

  • Tranparency is needed on KSU’s equestrian decision

    To the Editor: As a concerned parent of a K-State equestrian athlete, it saddens me that K-State Athletic Director John Currie is being allowed to spin this story without challenge. Please consider the following points: 1) Mr. Currie’s entire premise .

  • Paid Endorsement: Anderson will protect Kansans’ insurance interests

    To the Editor: Billionaires Charles and David Koch of Wichita want to repeal Obamacare, relax over-sight rules for insurance companies and privatize Medicare. The Republican candidate for Kansas Insurance Commissioner, Ken Selzer, shares their goals. Seltzer said that if elected, .

  • ‘Miss Julie’ presented at Purple Masque Theater G.w.clift1

    August Strindberg’s 1888 play “Miss Julie” got a decent, quick production in K-State’s haunted Purple Masque Theater last weekend. This is the student venue on campus, a small house with a thrust stage and three to five rows of .

  • Kansas State students selected to promote libraries, educate peers

    Thousands of students spend time studying in Kansas State University Libraries, and about 60 students find part-time work there every year. But a select group is going above and beyond to promote K-State Libraries as volunteers. Eleven students from a wide .

  • Tours set at K-State’s haunted Purple Masque

    The K-State Theatre Organization at Kansas State University is celebrating Halloween with “The Haunted Masque” at the Purple Masque Theatre from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 29-31. “The Haunted Masque” is an opportunity to tour the Purple Masque Theatre, find .


    Richard Herbert “Dick” Nixon, 59, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Provo, Utah. The family provided the following information. Dick was born on Nov, 21, 1955, to Charles Herbert “Bert” and Marjorie Ruth Kimball Nixon in Clay Center.  His family moved to Zeandale in .


    Loleta A. Morton, 84, of Frankfort, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at the Frankfort Community Care Home. Visitation will be on Wednesday from noon-8 p.m. at the Padden Funeral Chapel in Frankfort. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Funeral .


    Peter Christopher Melton, 29, of Cherryvale, died as a result of an automobile accident on Saturday, October 25, 2014, on Cherryvale Parkway in Labette County. The family provided the following information. Peter was born in Lincoln, Neb., on April 8, 1985, the son of Vicky .


    Rudolph “Sam” F. Winter, 96, of Linn, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Linn Community Nursing Home. The family provided the following information. Sam was raised in the Palmer community. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After being .

  • County to have Ebola meetings

    Riley County Health Department officials announced two community information meetings on the Ebola virus. The first is from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 145 at K-State’s Biosecurity Research Institute. The second is from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday in .


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