Sunday, June 26, 2016


  • Local |Government & Politics | June 13, 2016

    City to discuss capital improvements at work session

    City commissioners will discuss the Capital Improvement Program during their second budget work session Tuesday. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The commission will discuss the city’s 2017 budget, which, as presented in May, is $147,730,189, a $9.6 million increase over the previous year.

  • Editorials | June 13, 2016

    Another martyr for a murderous cause

    Americans can find just about any cause they want for the slaughter Sunday morning at what’s been described as a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. But how does one apportion responsibility when the killer claims allegiance to ISIS, targets gays and does so with,

  • General Activities | June 13, 2016

    Manko goes 1-1 on final day of Super 16

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers went 1-1 in the final day of action in the Super 16 tournament on Sunday in Manhattan. Manko won the first game of bracket play over Rawlings Tigers 17 Orange, 9-4, to advance to the Black pool final, before losing to

  • Arts & Leisure | June 13, 2016

    ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ (Abilene version) proves entertaining


    One of the best of the “Golden Age” musical plays is “Annie Get Your Gun,” a highly fictionalized take on American Wild West show star Annie Oakley’s romance with champion marksman Frank Butler. The 1946 show has Irving Berlin songs that are among the most

  • Obituaries | June 13, 2016


    Edward Anthony DuChene, 84, of Manhattan died Friday, June 10, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Edward was born June 17, 1931, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Peter Anthony DuChene and Dorothea DuChene. Edward was a graduate of

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | June 13, 2016

    Man buys Manhattan business to continue his life of service


    Throughout his life, Woody Shoemaker says his work has always been about serving others. After serving in the Navy SEALs during the Vietnam War and serving in Christian ministry for about 30 years, Shoemaker now lives in Manhattan and owns At Home Assisted Care. The company

  • Pro Sports | June 13, 2016

    Soccer needs changes after shocking Sunday

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    Two events on Sunday, thousands of miles apart, perhaps changed soccer forever. For the better, you’d hope. Here’s some background: Consider that this month should be a soccer junkie’s dream. Two of the planet’s most massive tournaments, the European Championships and

  • Obituaries | June 13, 2016


    Evelyn Louise (Neal) Penland, 85, of Manhattan, died Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka following a sudden illness. She was born May 16, 1931, in Maryville, Missouri. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

  • Obituaries | June 13, 2016


    Michael Francis Finan, 88, of Blaine, died Sunday, June 12, 2016, at his home. He was born Aug. 27, 1927, in rural Blaine. He was the son of Patrick Francis and Bridget Minihan Finan. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and Korea. He was a

  • Obituaries | June 13, 2016


    Janette Opal Jones, 96, of Sacramento, California, formerly of Wamego, died Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Janette was born Feb. 26, 1920, in Yakima, Washington. She was the daughter of Floyd and Gladys Clark. She was a registered nurse. She was a very active member of the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church

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