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  • County to decide on old hospital building

    The Pottawatomie County Commission is expected to decide soon whether or not to purchase the former DeChairo Hospital building at Westmoreland. Jim Moore, president of Farmers State Bank, Westmoreland, told commissioners Monday that if the county is not interested, the .

  • KSU scientists help unravel nature of Higgs boson

    New physics research involving Kansas State University faculty members has helped shed light on how our universe works. A recently published study in the journal Nature Physics reports scientists have found evidence that the Higgs boson — a fundamental particle proposed .

  • Free food for everyone at school?

    Something bothers us about the idea of a federal program to provide free breakfasts and lunches to all students in an entire school — or an entire school district — just because a relatively high proportion of students fall below a certain .

  • Native American mascots are inaccurate stereotypes

    To the Editor: I’m Mike Ford. I attended Northview Elementary, Manhattan Jr. High and Manhattan High School between 1981-1986. I’m a Choctaw/Biloxi descendant. I’m also a person who marched at Arrowhead Stadium in 2005 protesting the Redskins .

  • ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ keeps kids, their adult entertained

    The sequel to Dreamworks’ 2010 feature “How to Train Your Dragon” begins five years after the Vikings of Berk made peace with the dragons that once plagued their town. While most of the young dragon riders compete in Berk’s dragon .

  • Mize to make acoustic performance at FHDC

    Country singer Logan Mize will make an acoustic performance at the Flint Hills Discovery Center Sunday. The Clearwater native, who now lives in Nashville, will play a “mini-concert” at 12:30 p.m., followed by a meet-and-greet from 1 to 2 p.m. Mize .

  • Gertrude Leppla

    Gertrude M. Leppla, 94, of Topeka, formerly of Manhattan, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at her home. The family provided the following information. She was born June 12, 1920, in Manhattan to Henry and Gertrude (Whitebread) Allen. She graduated from Manhattan High School and attended .

  • Jeanetta Farrell

    Jeanetta Frances Farrell, 87, of Wamego, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Villa St. Francis in Olathe. The family provided the following information. Jeanetta was born on Jan. 10, 1927, in rural Flush, the daughter of John and Bertha (Umscheid) Eichman. Jeanetta married Colman Gregory .

  • Anne Caldwell

    Anne Caldwell died on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Westy Care Home in Westmoreland. Memorial Services for Anne Caldwell will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June, 28, 2014 at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 601 Poyntz Ave. Inurnment will follow in the .

  • Cindy Jo Petty

    Cindy Jo Petty, 61, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Cumming, Ga. after a battle with cancer. The family provided the following information. She was born on Oct. 2, 1953, in Chanute, the daughter of Arthur Ray and Alberta Petty. The family moved to Manhattan .

  • M. Elaine Hitsman

    M. Elaine Hitsman, 71, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at the Clay County Medical Center in Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information. Elaine was born on Feb. 24, 1943 in Randolph, the daughter of David and Emma (Rogers) Stitt. Elaine attended .

  • Cats pick up commitment from RB

    Kansas State added a running back to its 2015 class on Monday, getting a commitment from Kalin Heath. The Cartersville, Ga., running back is rated as a three-star athlete by both Rivals and 24/7 Sports. At 6-foot-3, 180 pounds, Heath is listed by .





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