• Signs of the times?

    We suppose the move toward electronic signs in Manhattan is inevitable. After all, businesses and organizations erect signs to convey messages, and digital electronic signs might convey those messages in more modern fashion than traditional signs do. We get that, .

  • Plenty of our neighbors deserve thanks, recognition

    To the Editor: This letter is to honor two totally unrelated but positive examples of community benefit in Manhattan. One is Charlie Sprott and the counseling staff and teachers at Manhattan High School’s east campus. We appreciate their support. .

  • We’re fortunate to have a hospital of Mercy’s quality

    To the Editor: My wife just went through colon cancer surgery at Mercy Regional Health Center. After having gone through three major surgeries in three big-city hospitals in Arizona, we were amazed at the superiority of Mercy. That was the .

  • Crafty Seniors grateful for support of young people

    To the Editor: The Crafty Seniors would like to express our appreciation and thanks to the young people outside Manhattan Town Center who have given us a hand in loading our crafts and supplies at the end of our sales .

  • Kivett, DeVinny earn All-Big 12 honors

    The Kansas State baseball team picked up a pair of All-Big 12 honors on Tuesday as senior Ross Kivett was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team and Tanner DeVinny was named to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team. Selected as a utility player, .

  • Army’s M4s being upgraded to M4A1s

    Officials from Program Executive Office Soldier visited the 1st Infantry Division on Wednesday to observe the conversion of previously fielded M4 carbine guns to the M4A1 configuration. Big Red One units are the first to have their M4s .


    Linus S. Lauer, 89, died peacefully on Monday, May 19, 2014. The family provided the following information. He was born in Blaine on June 11, 1924, to Martha (Hemmen) and Antone P. Lauer.  He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1942.  He attended Wichita .


    Lawrence “Larry” E. Eckart, 75, of Wamego died Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Wamego Health Center. The family provided the following information. Larry was born March 20, 1939, in Wamego, the son of Albert J. and Marie C. (Ebert) Eckart. He grew up and .


    Robert E. “Bob” Walsh, 87, of Blue Rapids, died on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. Survivors include his daughter Yolanda Walsh, Nine Mile Falls, Wash.; step-son Terry Baker and wife Mary Alice, Blue Rapids; a brother .


    Judith A. Richter, 58, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was born November 21, 1955, in Council Grove,. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502..


    C. R. “Bud” Crabtree, 86, of Twin Falls, Idaho, formerly of Manhattan, died Thursday, May 8, 2014. The family provided the following information. Bud was born to William Clinton and Corda A. (Logsdon) Crabtree on April 19, 1928, in St. Joseph, Mo.  Bud married .

  • Rock Creek softball defeats Riley County

    The Rock Creek softball team won their regional opener on Monday, beating Riley County 10-0 to advance to play Rossville in Rossville today in the regional semi-finals. With a win, the Mustangs would advance to a regional final, also tonight, .


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