• Abilene troupe offers fine performance of great musical G.w.clift1

    Roger Miller’s musical “Big River” is a hoot. And Abilene’s Great Plains Theater has opened its twentieth (!) season with a fine, happy production of the show. The story comes from Mark Twain’s greatest novel, “The Adventures of .

  • Manko Jrs split with Kansas Senators

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko junior 17ers earned a split on the road against the Kansas Senators Thursday night in Topeka, after rain took away the team’s lone scheduled home games on Tuesday and forced a change in venue. .

  • Indians land 6 on all-league soccer team

    The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team landed six on the Centennial League all-league teams to end the season, led by two first-team selections. Par McNair at midfielder and Ally Taylor at defender were each named to the all-Centennial first team, .


    Shirley Bletscher, 82, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Medicalodge in Clay Center. She was born Dec. 14, 1931, in Clay Center, the daughter of Wayne and Naomi (Yocum) Dunable. Shirley grew up in Clay Center.  She married Merton Bletscher on March 10, 1971, and .

  • K-State’s Field takes 6th at NCAA meet

    EUGENE, Ore. — The Kansas State track and field team continued its start to the NCAA Division-I Outdoor Track and Field Championships with another batch of notable performances in day-two action. Along with a first-team All-America showing by Devin Field in .

  • K-State’s Weldon qualifies for U.S. Public Links

    Kansas State men’s golf senior-to-be Kyle Weldon will compete in his second straight U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship after winning a qualifying event, Monday and Tuesday, at Aberdeen Golf Club in Eureka, Mo. After going wire-to-wire to win .

  • Families remember 7 Fort Riley soldiers who died this year Victorypark2.phatch

    Sabina Edwards tried to keep it together when thinking about a particular memory of her son, the late Spc. Terry Gordon. Edwards said seeing the color guard during the annual Victory Park ceremony Thursday at Fort Riley brought back memories .

  • Vargo says future of vote counting is up for debate

    Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo told county commissioners Thursday morning the future of the way votes are counted in elections is up in the air, with neither the state nor the federal government sure which direction to go. Vargo said .

  • World Cup begins to runneth over

    In America, it’s baseball season. The Kansas City Royals have won nine of 13 games, and their 4-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians Wednesday night vaulted the team into second place in their division, just two games behind the Detroit .

  • America needs lawmakers who’ve known hard times

    To the Editor: I’m an individual who has multiple disabilities and who is a fighter. I have overcome multiple injuries and accidents and am still going strong at 63 years of age. I also raise my middle-school-aged grandson. I successfully .

  • There’s lots more than Legos on the new-DVD shelves

    Of the new movies planned for release on home viewing media during June, people tell me the “Legomovie” is the pick. Honest. Maybe I’m talking with the wrong people. But I do feel confident this family movie will entertain. .

  • Campsites, reserved seats sold out at Stampede Janakramer small for a1.phatch

    Country Stampede is completely sold out of campsites and reserved seating for the first time in its 19-year history, organizers have announced. The four-day country music festival is set for June 26-29 at Tuttle Creek State Park. Festival organizers said .


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