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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | January 22, 2014

    Soldier dies on I-70

    ELLSWORTH — A Fort Riley soldier was killed in a car crash in Ellsworth County Tuesday afternoon. Calvin J. Michalak, 22, Ursa, Ill., was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident nine miles northwest of Ellsworth after he crashed his vehicle on Interstate 70 around 12:30 p.m.,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 22, 2014

    RCPD commended for 10-percent crime drop

    The Riley County Law Board unanimously approved a list of goals for the Riley County Police Department on Tuesday — but also commended the department for a job well done. The RCPD met last year’s goal for crime reduction and will work to maintain the

  • Local | January 22, 2014

    Blood transfusions helped 4-year-old boy beat cancer


    Chase Gray seems like a typical 4-year-old boy. He spends his days at preschool and daycare. He loves the Avengers — especially Captain America — and playing with his sister, Averie, who’s almost a year old. Aside from being a bit smaller than other children his

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 22, 2014

    Commission approves measure to divert funds for pool projects

    Manhattan city commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday that would allow surplus sales tax revenues to be used on other pool-related projects. City finance director Bernie Hayen said that the resolution gives the city an option to spend the excess $1.2 million a year that is

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 22, 2014

    Native-stone installation to open at Beach

    “Take Shelter: An Installation by Tom Parish,” an exhibition at Kansas State University’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, will be on display Feb. 4 through May 25. The museum invited Parish to create a multimedia installation of high-definition images of the interiors of native-stone, arched-roof

  • Area Schools | January 22, 2014

    Frankfort 42, BV-Randolph 31

    At Washington, the Wildcats won in its first Twin Valley League tournament consolation game behind strong second and fourth quarters. Frankfort led by just one after the first quarter, but outscored the Rams 13-7 in the second quarter. Blue Valley won the third quarter, 11-9,

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 22, 2014

    K-State quilting exhibit shows 150 shades of purple

    One hundred fifty shades of purple. Who knew? The shades have been quilted into masses of stitches and patterns now on display throughout Justin Hall, the home of the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University. The exhibit, presented by the college’s Historic

  • Obituaries | January 22, 2014


    Ruth Anna Glanzer Schrum, 90, of Manhattan, died Sunday surrounded by family at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. The family provided some of the following information. Ruth was born on March 22, 1923, to Johannah Louise Rothlisberger and Henry Glanzer of Peach Grove in Riley County.  She

  • Obituaries | January 22, 2014


    Linda Colleen Smith , 70, of Salina, died Tuesday. The family provided some of the following information. She worked in the office of Atmosphere Odor Kontrol alongside her husband for 35 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hean W. and Orpha S. Rider; two brothers,

  • Obituaries | January 22, 2014


    Iris Delight “Idee” McLeod Buell, 87, died Sunday at Dillon Living Center. The family provided some of the following information. She was born May 21, 1926, to William Maxwell and Gertrude Sarah Symmonds McLeod in Manhattan.  She graduated from Manhattan High and attended Kansas State University. 

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