• Local |Kansas State University | October 21, 2013

    Student spends his summer improving dental care in Panama

    Helping others and sharing knowledge are important to Kansas State University student Eduardo Acosta. That’s why the senior in biology and pre-dentistry, Dodge City, spent part of his summer in Panama working with children. Acosta participated in a two-week summer dental mission trip to

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 21, 2013

    Workshop will show importance of table manners in landing job

    A workshop sponsored by Kansas State University’s career and employment services will show how good manners at the dining table are important when it comes to landing a job or that next client. The university’s annual fall Dining Etiquette Workshop will be at 5:30

  • Obituaries | October 21, 2013


    Mercelus Chester Biesenthal, 84, of rural Wheaton, died Saturday at Wamego Health Center. He was a life-long resident of the area. The family provided some of the following information. Mercelus was born June 2, 1929, on the family farm, south of Wheaton. He was the son of August

  • Area Schools |Manhattan High School | October 21, 2013

    MHS’ Fraley, Lei take 8th at state tennis

    In high school tennis in Kansas, there isn’t typically much shame in losing to the elite players in the Kansas City metro area. With that in mind, Kristen Fraley and Cathy Lei’s eighth-place finish Sunday in the doubles bracket of the Class 6A

  • Obituaries | October 21, 2013


    David Lee Welch, 54, of Manhattan, died as the result of a single car accident near Green River, Utah. He was born July 6, 1959, in Marysville. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

  • Movies | October 21, 2013

    ‘Captain Phillips’ tells its story effectively


    As someone who followed news of the Maersk Alabama in 2009, I was curious how director Paul Greengrass would approach the story in “Captain Phillips.” The film begins as Phillips (Tom Hanks) prepares to leave his Vermont home to catch a flight. He is scheduled to

  • Letters | October 21, 2013

    Celebrate the commitment of pharmacy technicians

    To the Editor: October 21 is National Pharmacy Technician Day and the Kansas Pharmacists Association would like to thank all of the pharmacy technicians in Manhattan and the surrounding area. We also would like to remind everyone to thank them for all of their hard work

  • Football | October 21, 2013

    Gronkowski settling into Cats’ offense


    Glenn Gronkowski is as shocked as anybody when he thinks of Kansas State’s 2-4 overall record and 0-3 start to the Big 12. But things are coming together for the Wildcats’ redshirt-freshman fullback — even though the season hasn’t gone the way he or his

  • Books | October 20, 2013

    ‘Treecats’ and teens protect nature

    There are some really good science fiction novels that have kept me glued to each page until the very end. I especially think highly of certain science fiction and fantasy writers, such as Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, H.P. Lovecraft, Mercedes Lackey, Rachel Cohn,

  • Arts & Leisure | October 20, 2013

    Jazz brunch, The Yawpers, photography contests and more

    TODAY Jazz Brunch, 11 am-1 pm Bluestem Bistro. Award-winning folk musicians Connie Dover and Kelly Werts, 3 p.m. Blending Dover’s lush voice with Werts’ prowess on guitar, the duo brings together songs from the Celtic traditions with music of Appalachia and the American West. Their

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