• Obituaries | November 07, 2013


    Dorothy Decker, 86, of Manhattan died Wednesday at the Homestead Care Home in Manhattan. A memorial service will be at the Sedalia Community Church, 6040 North 52nd St., at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. A full obituary will be published later.

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 07, 2013

    Eastes named director of parks deparment

    Eddie Eastes has been named the new director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Manhattan. City manager Ron R. Fehr announced the appointment on Thursday. Eastes was selected from an initial pool of more than 55 applicants in a national search, and chosen from

  • Obituaries | November 07, 2013


    Olive Joy Simmons, 88, of Wamego and formerly of Manhattan, died Wednesday at the Valley Vista Good Samaritan Society home in Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. Olive was born on Sept. 18, 1925, in Bozeman, Mont. She was the daughter of Samual and Margaret (

  • November 07, 2013

    Indians travel to Maize for playoff opener

    Friday’s playoff game between Manhattan and Maize will be a clash of opposing football philosophies. On one side you have Manhattan, a defense-led squad that tries to grind out the clock and win by stopping its opponent. The Maize Eagles will counter with a

  • Obituaries | November 07, 2013


    Margie Mae Howard Yeager, 88, of Manhattan, formerly of Wamego, died October 30. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation in Manhattan.

  • Movies | November 07, 2013

    It’s no time to watch DVDs, but here are some new ones


    This is not the season for new DVD rentals and sales. Late in the month, some people will begin buying relatively new movies on home viewing media to give as Christmas presents. In December the weather may turn nasty enough that on some nights some

  • Holidays |Arts & Leisure | November 07, 2013

    ‘The Wedding Singer’ plus holiday crafts


    It’s 1985. Hair is big, collars are up and a wedding singer might be the coolest guy in the room. The K-State School of Music is bringing the 80s to life with hit musical, “The Wedding Singer.” The show follows Robbie Hart, New Jersey’s

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | November 07, 2013

    Water prices increasing for high-volume users

    City commissioners have decided to increase rates for large volume water users in Manhattan. City finance director Bernie Hayen told commissioners at their Tuesday meeting that a 4 percent increase in water rates —  for high-volume customers only — would continue a 5-year plan to flatten water

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 07, 2013

    Missing girl found in trafficking case

    A registered sex offender was arrested in a Wichita case that involved a 16-year-old Manhattan girl. Chivas Andre Taylor, 25, was arrested by Wichita police on human trafficking and drug charges Tuesday afternoon. Lt. Doug Nolte of the Wichita Police Department said Taylor was staying at

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 07, 2013

    City approves another extension for hotel


    City commissioners Tuesday night approved a three-month extension for Noble Hospitality on finalizing the purchase of Lot 9 in the south end of the Downtown Redevelopment. Colin Noble, owner of Noble Hospitality, asked for the extension to close the deal on a piece of property owned

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