• Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 20, 2014

    Police respond to 15 weather-related accidents

    The Riley County Police Department responded to 15 vehicle accidents Thursday morning as weather conditions made for slippery roads. Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said only two of the 15 accidents resulted in medical transport for non-life threatening injuries. Droge said the accidents occurred all over

  • Letters | February 20, 2014

    Thanks for assistance with recent food drive

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Surgical Hospital recently sponsored a “share the love” food drive. A total of 2,175 nonperishable food items were donated to the Flint Hills Breadbasket. As members of the organizing committee, we want to express a public note of thanks and appreciation

  • Obituaries | February 20, 2014


    Kim Phelps, 79, of Manhattan, died Feb. 13 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ben Duerfeldt officiating. Online condolences may be left for the family

  • Obituaries | February 20, 2014


    Ronald P. Sariñana, 79, of Wamego, died Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Mercy Regional Health Center.  Ron was born in Lincoln Heights, Calif., on Jan. 26, 1935, to the late Dorothy (Brownstein)  and Amador J. Sariñana. Ron and Bonnie Jean Hoerner were united in marriage

  • Movies | February 20, 2014

    ‘Winter’s Tale’ a likable film with a good cast


    Remember Eva Marie Saint? She was the female lead in two legendary motion pictures, “On the Waterfront” and Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest”—Cary Grant tosses her onto the top bunk in the railroad car sleeping compartment in the last scene of the latter movie.

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 20, 2014

    Business ethics competition draws six schools to K-State

    Six university teams from the region are getting the chance to compete for a grand prize of $2,000 in the Phillips 66-Enactus Business Ethics Case Competition today through Saturday, hosted by Kansas State University and sponsored by the Phillips 66 Excellence in Business Ethics Initiative. Teams competing

  • Arts & Leisure | February 20, 2014

    Trumpeter featured on Topeka stage

    TOPEKA — The seventh concert in this season’s Topeka Jazz Workshop, Inc., series will be Sunday and will feature New York trumpeter Jim Seeley, a native of Holton, Kan. Seeley won a TJW scholarship in 1978 and is one of several scholarship winners who have made

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 20, 2014

    Vet students earn ‘wings’ with Air Force scholarships

    Two Kansas State University veterinary students recently earned their “wings.” First-year students Erica Hamman, Topeka, and Megan Guyan, Colfax, Calif., have been sworn in as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force. The students were officially commissioned by being the recipients of the U.

  • Arts & Leisure | February 20, 2014

    Symphony concert spotlights youth winner

    TOPEKA — The Topeka Symphony will present music by Mozart, Sibelius, and Brahms on Saturday in White Concert Hall on the Washburn University campus.  The 7:30 p.m. program, sponsored by the Topeka Symphony League, will be led by the Topeka Symphony’s conductor, Kyle Wiley

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 20, 2014

    ‘Taste of Costa Rica’ to be offered at K-State

    Paola Paez, professor of nutrition at the University of Costa Rica, will visit Kansas State University to share her knowledge on Costa Rican culture, cuisine, nutrition and food safety. “Food and Culture: A Taste of Costa Rica” will be presented by the College of Human

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