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  • Obituaries | January 20, 2014


    Earl Ryder, Jr., 79, of Paxico, died at his home on Saturday. The family provided some of the following information. He was born March 12, 1934 in Taunton, Mass. He was the son of Earl A. Ryder, and Evelyn Hattie Coe Ryder. Following his graduation from Taunton High

  • Obituaries | January 20, 2014


    Barbara Ann Wyant, 65, of Riley, died Saturday at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Nov. 24, 1948, at Corpus Christi, Texas. She was the daughter of Raleigh Edward and Beulah Evelyn (Sikes) Williams. She

  • Local |Education | January 20, 2014

    Edleston: MATC needs sales tax

    The Manhattan Area Technical College has reached such a funding crisis that the school actually might have to close. That dramatic wake-up call was sounded Saturday by MATC president Rob Edleston during the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce leaders’ retreat in the Kansas City suburb

  • Obituaries | January 20, 2014


    Caroline Barbara Hougland, 76, a former resident of Riley, died Saturday, at the Leonardville Nursing Home in Leonardville. Arrangements are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

  • Neighbors | January 20, 2014

    Freelance poster artist a presence in Aggieville

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    Anyone exploring Manhattan’s local music scene might have noticed the whimsical work of Keegan Hudspeth hanging in several Aggieville store windows. Hudspeth, 27, is a freelance poster artist who currently creates material for Aggie Central Station. He also designed the art for Aggiefest 2013 – Aggieville’s

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 20, 2014

    Federal funding for ATA bus?

    City commissioners will discuss supporting a regional transit agency during their regular session Tuesday evening. An agreement among various governmental entities comprising the Fling Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) could create a Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration – with the purpose of administering federal funds for

  • Obituaries | January 20, 2014


    Anthony D. “TC” Coltharp, 60, of Manhattan, died Sunday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born on July 20, 1953 in Clay Center and was the son of George and Pauline (Siebold) Coltharp. Complete service times and obituary information is pending and will be

  • Obituaries | January 20, 2014


    Merlyn John Ridder, 89, of rural Westmoreland, died Saturday at his home near Flush. The family provided some of the following information. He was born March 3, 1924, in Topeka. He was the son of August and Mary Straub Ridder. He attended grade school in Paxico and graduated

  • Columns | January 20, 2014

    An evening conversation: lest we forget

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    Matthew is 16 and lives in Overland Park. He is the son of my partner Melissa and – even accounting for some bias – I’ve got to say he’s a very bright kid. This past weekend, history buff Matthew was genuinely distressed by things he was

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 20, 2014

    K-State receives patent

    Kansas State University was recently granted a U.S. patent for a material that helps convert straw and other grasses into a cleaner substance for alternative energy and fuel. The patent, “Char Supported Catalysts for Syngas Cleanup and Condition,” was issued to the Kansas State

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