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  • Obituaries | December 17, 2013


    Viola Emma Gnadt, 94, of Alma, died Thursday at the Alma Manor. She was a lifelong resident of the area. The family provided some of the following information. Viola was born Nov. 19, 1919, in the Templin Community of rural Alta Vista. She was the daughter of Julius

  • Obituaries | December 17, 2013


    Ruth V. Hohman, 97, of Clay Center, died Sunday at Presbyterian Manor in Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on April 4, 1916, in Randolph. She was the daughter of Richard and Lillie (Axelton) Anderson. She was married to Russell Hohman

  • Obituaries | December 17, 2013


    Phyllis Marie Jack, 89, a long-time Manhattan resident, died in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday. She was born Jan. 4, 1924, in Burlington, Iowa. Her parents were Fred and Anna Briggs Machholz. She spent her early youth in Burlington and graduated from Burlington Junior College. Following graduation she worked

  • Obituaries | December 17, 2013


    Jack George, 93, died Friday. He was born Sept. 11, 1920 in Lycon, Colo. Jack was raised in Colorado before moving to Bentley with his family. He graduated from Bentley High School in 1940. Jack married Ellen Beckner on June 27, 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

  • Football | December 17, 2013

    Wildcats land three-star cornerback

    The Kansas State football team got a big commitment on Sunday from Dodge City Community College cornerback Danzel McDaniel. Rated a three-star prospect by, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound defensive back just wrapped up his sophomore season with a first-team All-Jayhawk Conference nod. McDaniel announced

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 16, 2013

    CVB advisory board future on agenda

    City commissioners are likely to decide the fate of the CVB advisory board on Tuesday night. The commission previously discussed whether the composition of the Conventions and Visitor’s Bureau board should be restructured. Commissioners have indicated they want more oversight on how the CVB

  • Neighbors | December 16, 2013

    Green passion: 4-H roots run deep in the Oakley family


    Tom and Christi Oakley met at a 4-H function, which may have foreshadowed that their family would one day be named the Riley County 4-H Family of the Year. The Oakleys, with their two daughters, Amanda and Shannon, received the honor this year after generations

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 16, 2013

    Huelskamp: NBAF funds not in deal

    Money for construction of the lab at the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility is not included in a federal budget deal making its way through Congress, U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp said in a written statement Monday. Huelskamp’s statement contradicted a report from

  • Editorials | December 16, 2013

    Why be nice just at Christmastime?

    Happy Holidays! How many times have you said that? It just comes out naturally – to store clerks, to the kid filling your fast-food order, to the mailman, to people passing by in the mall. And of course, they’re smiling in return, wishing you the

  • Letters | December 16, 2013

    Thanks to all who gave blood at latest drive

    To the Editor: We would like to express our appreciation to the Manhattan community for its support of the fourth annual “Keep the Drive Alive” blood drive, held Nov. 21-22 in memory of our son, Kevin Coffey. Thanks to the many local residents who literally

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