• Flint Hills Soccer Club to conduct tryouts

    The Flint Hills Soccer Club, with teams for area youth ranging from age 6 and up, will hold tryouts for its fall 2014 and spring 2015 teams, beginning this weekend. The tryouts start this Saturday, June 14, and continue on June 21 and June 28. Boys .

  • New exhibit at Flint Hills Discovery Center explores period when ‘everything was bigger and colder’ Iceage2.phatch

    If you’re tall enough, you might be able to look at the life-size picture of a giant beaver face-to-face. Visitors at the Flint Hills Discovery Center will soon see why giant is in the animal’s name when the .

  • City weighs adding position

    Some city commissioners said Tuesday they weren’t sure about adding a full-time public program coordinator at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. The Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo currently share a public program coordinator. The city is proposing that each .

  • Officials propose $134M budget

    City officials have made adjustments to the 2015 budget from the numbers presented at the May 27 work session. The proposed 2015 budget, presented at Tuesday’s city commission meeting, is now $134.5 million with a mill levy of 45.077 mills, a decrease of $544,605 and 1.001 .

  • Bahamian authorities still investigating death

    Russell Weisbender was snorkeling with a group of other American citizens near a beach in the Bahamas shortly before noon Monday when he reportedly didn’t resurface and drowned. On Wednesday, the Royal Bahamas Police Force confirmed the 63-year-old Manhattan .

  • Commission considers 2015 utility increases

    The proposed utility increases for 2015 are 4 percent for water, 3 percent for wastewater and 4 percent for residential and commercial stormwater, according to a proposal submitted to the city commission Tuesday. The city is looking into savings related to utilities operations. The .

  • ‘We’re going to stand for these rights’

    Three cheers for the black ministers in the Wichita area who, in response to voter ID laws they consider discriminatory and anti-democratic, are launching an effort to register new voters and get voters to the polls. One of the ministers, .

  • Brownback misleading public

    Lots of people are buzzing about headlines in newspapers across the state this past week. Finally, the worsening fiscal condition of the state seems to be getting widespread attention. Former state budget director Duane Goossen, in a recent talk with .

  • Take lots of Kleenex for creepy ‘Stars’ G.w.clift1

    Let’s say you are one of those many people who want movies to make them feel something, to provoke some sort of emotional reaction. In that case, “The Fault in Our Stars” might be a movie you would enjoy .

  • Scholarship a boost for students in dual D.V.M.-Ph.D. program

    Earning a doctor of veterinary medicine degree and a doctorate at the same time can be a demanding and financially challenging undertaking. But it also can provide several career options beyond that of a traditional D.V.M. To make .

  • HELEN M. JOHNSTON

    Helen M. Johnston, 92, of Blue Rapids, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. The family provided the following information. Helen was born June 4, 1922, at Irving, to Joseph and Clara A. (Skalla) Nowak.  She graduated from .

  • WAYNE R. HALLER

    Wayne R. Haller, 87, of Manhattan and formerly of Leonardville, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Mr. Haller was born on Jan. 4, 1927 on a farm south of Randolph, the son .





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