• Fingerprinting proposals have merit

    Veteran Kansas teachers shouldn’t get overly righteous at the notion of having to get fingerprinted. Rather, they ought to recognize it as a way to help the state ensure the safety of schoolchildren in this state. A couple of .

  • Governor honors Wilson school Spt 9597.phatch

    While waiting on Gov. Sam Brownback to arrive Tuesday afternoon, the Woodrow Wilson Elementary students served as the warm-up act for the ceremony in their honor. They sang the school song and told jokes (Q: “What do you call a .

  • MHS bowling gears up for regionals

    In its final tuneup before regionals on Friday in Topeka, the Manhattan High bowling teams competed Tuesday at Junction City in a four-team event. The boys’ team finished in second place while the girls finished in third place. “This was .

  • City ponders even split on joint fund with university

    City commissioner Wynn Butler suggested Tuesday that the commission look into a 50-50 split of the city-university fund. He said the concept would involve the city and Kansas State University each getting half the fund and determining what to do .

  • An evening conversation: Harold and Del Ned seaton

    Harold Ramis created the vocabulary that guys my age use to connect with each other. Believe it or not, that vocabulary has a Manhattan connection – and it’s not just that my buddies and I watched his movies so often .

  • Four arrested in JC drug bust

    JUNCTION CITY — Four people were arrested on drug charges following the seizure of methamphetamine, marijuana and hand guns, among other illegal items. The Junction City-Geary County Drug Operations Group, along with police officers executed a search warrant on Tuesday at 124 .

  • Clowns at play in the Capitol

    The recent wire service story took on an ominous tone: the United States is facing a clown shortage. “What’s happening is attrition,” said the head of the Clowns of America Interna-tional. “The older clowns are passing away.” This is .

  • KSU graduate students recognized for research

    Two Kansas State University graduate students have received statewide recognition for their research that benefits Kansas. Joseph Holste, doctoral student in civil engineering, Ludell, and Lance Noll, master’s student in veterinary biomedical science, Greensburg, were the two Kansas State .

  • Mercury captures awards in state contest

    The Manhattan Mercury won 17 awards in the 2013 Kansas Press Association contest, the results of which were announced this week. The Mercury, which competes in the Daily Division II category, saw four first-place finishes: editorial writing, Walt Braun; headline writing, Megan .

  • Suspect to have mental evaluation

    A suspect charged in a Dara’s Fast Lane robbery that occurred in November 2013 will be transported to Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility for a trial competency evaluation. Travis Bowman, 23, appeared via webcam from the Riley County Jail in the .

  • Theater professor dies during surgery at 69

    Daniel Davy, associate professor of theater at K-State, died Saturday during emergency heart surgery at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. “Dan was a very bright and somewhat quirky professor,” said John Uthoff, theatre program director. Uthoff said .

  • GWENDOLYN STEVENSON

    Gwendolyn E. Stevenson, 99, died Sunday in Andover.  She had lived in Wichita since 2006. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Dec. 11, 1914, in Washington County. Her parents were Emamuel and Edith (Peterson) Erickson. Gwen received her .





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