• Is state close to the bottom?

    Last week wasn’t a good one for Kansas’ chronic financial crisis or for government transparency. For starters, as the Department of Revenue announced Monday, the state’s financial situation has deteriorated further. Revenue fell $45 million short of expectations in .

  • Miller Parkway nearing completion

    The $1.8 million Miller Parkway extension should be open by Nov. 1, according to city engineer Brian Johnson. Johnson said it will be another two or three weeks of work on sidewalks, grading and minor touchups. After starting the project in April, .

  • A future MHS mascot debate

    MANHATTAN, KS — June 7, 2047. School board members today scheduled a hearing to consider changing the Manhattan High School mascot. The school has used the “Rainbows” as mascot since 2016, but has been criticized in recent months by advocates who say that the .

  • Defense of the Baltics up to U.S., NATO

    One of the most sensitive areas of potential conflict between the United States and Russia is the Baltic region. The Baltic nations are Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. They were occupied by the Soviet Union in 1944 and ruled until the break-up .

  • ‘Sleepy Hollow’ a romantic entry into horror

    The Headless Horseman will ride through Wamego beginning this weekend. The cast of the Columbian Theatre’s “Sleepy Hollow” tries to portray hope in the face of a terrible curse on the fictional town. Through a love triangle, humor and, .

  • Tricks that aren’t for kids

    It’s almost time for the 53rd annual Halloween spectacular. I don’t know when Halloween actually started, so that might not be accurate. Activities based around Halloween can be fun for both children and adults, but the fun rarely .

  • Novel sheds light on invention of electricity

    It’s unlikely that many Americans today care much about a lawsuit — actually several hundred lawsuits — between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse. The lawsuits, most for copyright infringement, that Edison filed against Westinghouse and its many subsidiaries and the countersuits .


    Kevin Erskine Koch, 61, died of cancer Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 in Oro Valley, Arizona. The family provided some of the foll owing information. Kevin was born May 6, 1955, in Woodland, California, and moved to Manhattan in 1956. He graduated from Manhattan High in 1973. At .


    Wilma Jean ‘Jeanie’ Lowe, 64, Manhattan, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at Via Christi Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Jeanie was born Aug. 16, 1952 in Manhattan, the daughter of William H. and Berris D. (Lutz) Gregg. She .


    John T. ‘Jack’ Warren, Manhattan, 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 in his room at Meado wlark Hills after a brief illness. His family provided some of the following information. Jack was a businessman, scholar and musician. He was born in Evanston, Illinois .


    Victor Claeys, 96, St. George, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. The family provided some of the following information. Victor was born May 28, 1920, in Marysville. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was on board the USS California during .


    John Lee Tilley, 53, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at his home in Pratt. The family provided some of the following information. John was born Dec. 18, 1962 in Bethany, Missouri, to Harry J. and Thelma Nadine (Allen) Tilley. He married Cynthia Ann (Shumway) Tilley .


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