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  • Obituaries | January 13, 2013

    Dorothy J. Melcher

    Dorothy J. Melcher, 98, died Jan. 10, 2013, at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

  • Obituaries | January 13, 2013

    Michael “Mike” Jackson

    Michael “Mike” Jackson, 48, of Cedar Point, died Jan. 10, 2013, at his home.

  • Obituaries | January 13, 2013

    Barbara Wiley

    Barbara A. Wiley, 99, of Manhattan, died Friday Jan. 11, 2013, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan.

  • Manhattan High School | January 11, 2013

    Indians host rivalry games tonight

    Throw the records out the window. Manhattan High hosts Junction City tonight, and all bets are off. In the biggest rivalry game on the Indians’ schedule, motivation shouldn’t be hard to come by when the Blue Jays come to town. For the boys’ team,

  • Movies | January 11, 2013

    Short running time keeps ‘Promised Land’ from being a drag


    In “Promised Land”, Matt Damon portrays Steve Butler. Steve’s work involves convincing rural landowners to sell natural gas drilling rights on their property to Global Crosspower Solutions. With his partner Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand) he has closed a massive number of deals over the

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 11, 2013

    Area lawmakers say they’re poised to solve budgetary, education issues when Legislature resumes


    The Kansas Legislature starts its new session on Monday. Members of the area’s legislative delegation agree that the budget and taxes will be the main focus of this year’s debate, but viewpoints diverge on how that will be accomplished. Vern Swanson, a Republican

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 11, 2013

    Mental health initiative’s effects not yet apparent

    The impact on local mental health services of Gov. Sam Brownback’s $10 million initiative to boost programs aimed at targeted populations won’t begin to be known for several months. The director of Pawnee Mental Health Services, based in Manhattan, on Friday praised the governor’

  • Local | January 11, 2013

    Program pairing youth, seniors expands to Riley County

    A program created in Geary County is expanding to give students in the Riley County area the chance to create relationships between elementary students and seniors. The I.C.A.R.E. program started with executive director Vickie Bobbitt in 2009. Bobbitt said that she, along

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 11, 2013

    Library director: Expansion costs less than estimate says

    The Manhattan Public Library’s top official said Friday a proposed expansion of that facility will cost property taxpayers significantly less than originally reported. Linda Knupp, the library’s director, said the impact of a levy increase proposed for use to fund the expansion project

  • Obituaries | January 11, 2013

    Tonia Taylor

    Tonia Latrice Martin Taylor, 45, of Ogden died Monday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

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