Tuesday, May 3, 2016


  • Obituaries | April 23, 2016


    Willie S. McDonald, 68, Junction City, died April 19, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Willie was born May 6, 1947, in Belle Glade, Florida, to Freddie and Willie Lee (Griston) McDonald. He graduated from Lakeshore High School in

  • Letters | April 23, 2016

    Funding bill is a detour from safe roads, bridges

    To the Editor: About six years ago our state leaders began pulling money from the transportation program to help with the state’s general fund. The T-Works program, supported by all 105 county commissions, allotted $1.5 billion for transportation preservation over a 10-year period. Through the years,

  • Obituaries | April 23, 2016


    Leniel H. “Len” Harbers, 81, Manhattan, died Monday, April 18, 2016, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Len was born Nov. 11, 1934, in LaGrange, Texas, the son of Henry B. and Helen (Krueger) Harbers. Len was raised in LaGrange where

  • Obituaries | April 23, 2016


    Vernon Carl Larson, 93, Manhattan, died April 23, 2016, at Meadowlark Hills Wroten House. He was born April 8, 1923, in Stambough, Michigan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

  • Obituaries | April 23, 2016


    Beau William Miller, 36, Enterprise, died Thursday, April 21, 2016, with his family by his side at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, awaiting a heart transplant.  The family provided some of the following information. Beau was born Aug. 4, 1979, in Abilene, the son of Bill and

  • Manhattan High School | April 23, 2016

    Vikings sweep MHS softball

    The Manhattan High softball team was swept in a doubleheader at Seaman on Friday afternoon, dropping the first game, 7-0, before losing the nightcap, 15-0, in four innings. In Game 1, Seaman scored first with a single run in the bottom of the first inning, then

  • Letters | April 23, 2016

    Legislature must rise up and stop Gov. Brownback

    To the Editor: “When bullies rise up, we must join together to beat them back.”  (“The Majestic”). If ever there was a time to beat back the bullies, it is now. It is time for the Kansas Legislature to quit kidding around and restore

  • Manhattan High School | April 23, 2016

    MHS track and field takes 2nd at home

    Javelin josh.mercury

    With the KU Relays in full swing in Lawrence this weekend, Friday’s Manhattan Invitational track and field meet at Bishop Stadium was a smaller meet than in past years, but the competition was still strong. With just three teams making the trip, the Indians

  • Letters | April 23, 2016

    Obama puts personal plans above presidential duties

    To the Editor: Tuned-in citizens know about the recent incident that preceded President Barack Obama’s decision to finish watching a baseball game in Cuba and to dance in Argentina while Americans like me thought that he should have immediately returned to Washington, D. C.

  • Gardening | April 23, 2016

    Consider local options for Arbor Day


    The last Friday in April is celebrated as both the Kansas and National Arbor Day. Arbor Day started in Nebraska in 1872. There are numerous reasons to celebrate trees. One example is that one tree can remove 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually. Many

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