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  • Neighbors | December 24, 2012

    In girlfriend’s ‘no’ he also heard God saying ‘yes’


    When Father Jarett Konrade, of St. Isidore’s Catholic Center, was contemplating becoming a priest, he looked to God for a sign. It wasn’t more than a week later that his girlfriend dumped him. Of course his newfound singledom was only part of the

  • Local | December 24, 2012

    Peace Lutheran to host holiday community dinner

    Peace Lutheran Church will host Manhattan’s only free Christmas community dinner starting at noon Tuesday. “We have 200 pounds of meat,” Pastor Michael Ide said. “We started out hoping to feed at least 200 people but now we can feed more than that.” Peace Lutheran Church

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 24, 2012

    Theft of ATV and handguns

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff Office is investigating the theft of a 2007 Arctic Cat all-terrain vehicle that had two handguns secured in its lockbox. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said the ATV was described as lime green with a black box on the back.  Riat

  • Obituaries | December 24, 2012

    Violet Wells

    Violet Wells, 90, died Friday at Brighton Gardens in Prairie Village.

  • Obituaries | December 24, 2012

    Christian Yahr

    Christian Yahr, infant son of Vicar Karl and Andrea Yahr, formerly of Alta Vista, died Sunday at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

  • Football | December 24, 2012

    Ducks provide big challenge for Cats

    As the Kansas State football team prepares for its BCS bowl matchup with Oregon, the resounding question to coaches and players was how the Ducks compare with Big 12 opponents who run spread offenses. The name that came up most often? Baylor. That’s the same

  • Editorials | December 24, 2012

    Enjoy a warm, merry Christmas

    If you’ve had trouble this year keeping the “Christmas spirit,” you’re probably not alone. Massacres in elementary schools and the subsequent debate over firearms clash with the joy we associate with this season. So does the aftermath of the superstorm that brought an

  • Columns | December 24, 2012

    Nontraditional and unforgettable

    Fifty years ago, I spent my first Christmas away from home. It was a Christmas that will vividly remain in my memory. I was a student in Benaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India. As Christmas approached, I felt a longing creep into me. I began

  • Local | December 23, 2012

    How a machine can aid surgeons do more delicate work with fewer after-effects

    Officials in the Manhattan medical community believe a new $2 million device may revolutionize surgical procedures here by giving physicians greatly enhanced dexterity and precision. The device, called the daVinci Surgical System, is a robot designed to be utilized by surgeons in what are termed “minimally

  • Local | December 23, 2012

    Adventures on the last-minute shopping circuit


    Those still hoping for last-minute Christmas bargains aren’t likely to see the store-wide discounts that were found on Black Friday. Brian Ruiz, store manager of JC Penney, said that store does not plan to have any last minute sales. Instead, it will feature a

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