• Author examines politics of executing women in the U.S.

    At 11:31 a.m. on June 3, 1955, 31-year-old Barbara Elaine Ford Graham died a horrible, lingering, eight minute long death in San Quentin’s gas chamber for a murder she may not have committed. Behind the title, “Proof of Guilt: Barbara Graham .

  • Photog helped American Indian culture live on

    Shadow Catcher is the name Edward Curtis, given by the Native Americans whom he photographed.  The title refers to his atypical circadian rhythm when feeling driven. The Apache warrior Geronimo was quoted as saying, “We are vanishing from the .

  • Much anticipated films based on young adult fiction Keri.mills

    With the popularity of the movie franchises of “Harry Potter” and “Twilight,” there has been a boom in young adult books being turned into movies. Several YA books were released as movies in 2013, with more to come in 2014. “The Hunger .

  • Lanie Page keys Wamego’s 47-18 rout over Mustangs Blkcrkwamgirls (7).phatch

    WAMEGO — Paced by junior Lanie Page, the Wamego Red Raiders girls’ basketball team overwhelmed the Rock Creek Mustangs for a 47-18, victory on Friday night. Rock Creek head coach Mike Zabel said Wamego was just “bigger, faster, and stronger.” He .

  • Rock Creek salvages twin bill with 75-64 boys win

    WAMEGO — Packed to the brim, Wamego and Rock Creek fans squeezed into the gym at Wamego High School expecting a shootout, and that’s exactly what they got. Rock Creek ran away from Wamego, 75-64, in a game that was .

  • We’ve traded privacy for security

    This seems almost impossible, but America must have been asleep until the National Security Agency (NSA) was caught peeping into everyone’s life. Ever since whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked thousands of documents proving the incredible extent of the NSA’s .

  • Optimists say ‘thanks’ to all who supported Christmas Tree Lot

    To the Editor:       The Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club would like sincerely to thank everyone who supported the Optimist Christmas Tree Lot this past holiday season.  We had another successful year, thanks to those who purchased trees .

  • Transplanted Manhattanites proud of the Wildcats

    To the Editor: In our winter home, we subscribe to the Desert Sun newspaper in the Coachella Valley in Southern California. We were proud to see the enclosed picture and write-up in the newspaper here (a picture of K-State quarterback .

  • Memories of smooch planting Corene047color.phatch

    Family traditions are wonderful things, since they accompany such fond memories. My family had a tradition of eating black-eyed peas, boiled cabbage and corned beef on New Year’s Eve. While I enjoyed the peas and corned beef, I must .

  • Four locals arrested for attempted aggravated robbery

    The Riley County Police Department received an attempted aggravated robbery complaint at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday in the 2100 block of Green Avenue. Upon arrival, officers were told that Anson Eddy, 30, of Manhattan was approached by at least two subjects. One .

  • BLAINE N. THOMAS

    Blaine N. Thomas, 90, a lifetime resident and active community member of Manhattan, died Friday at his home. Blaine was born on Aug. 18, 1923, in Manhattan, the son of Ora and Alta (Shields) Thomas. He grew up and attended schools in Manhattan, .

  • PHYLLIS MARIE JACK

    Phyllis Marie Jack, 89, a long-time Manhattan resident, died Dec. 14 in Gainesville, Fla. She was born Jan. 4, 1924, in Burlington, Iowa. She was married to Lowell E. Jack on Oct. 10, 1948. He died in 2010. Surviving are Steven Allen Jack and his wife, Randi .





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