• JEANNE MERTZ

    Leola “ Jeanne” Mertz, 87, of Manhattan, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at her home. Jeanne was born on Nov. 7, 1929, in Kansas City, Missouri. She had been an area resident where she and her husband, Harold, farmed near Zeandale. Additional obituary information and service .

  • Sneed finding his feet in Big 12 play

    One of Kansas State’s most impactful players has never started. Xavier Sneed was one of four K-State players in double figures in Saturday’s 77-68 loss to No. 1 Baylor. He finished with 12 points, but that’s not all he .

  • Kansas election officials threw out thousands of ballots

    WICHITA — Kansas election officials threw out thousands of uncounted provisional ballots cast in November, mostly because the state had no record that those residents were registered voters. Some local election officials are now voicing concerns about instances of lost registrations .

  • Early work demonstrates artist John Steuart Curry’s growth

    To understand the artwork of John Steuart Curry, viewers need to see his early work before he left his home state, said Elizabeth Seaton, curator for K-State’s Beach Museum of Art. Early illustrations and other works of Curry, who .

  • Bed time stories become published book

    “Grandma, tell me a story!” Those words are a call for story time. In the case of one rural Kansas woman, those words would ultimately inspire a book and the beginning of a series. Rosie Bosse lives on the family .

  • Club news

    American Association of University Women The January meeting of the Manhattan Branch of AAUW featured Becky Catlin, director of Manhattan STARBASE Academy. She gave a talk about the collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Defense and the National .

  • Let’s move on from K-State 2025

    There’s always been something contrived about K-State’s 2025 goal. We think now is a good time to step back from it. “K-State 2025” is shorthand for the university’s goal of becoming a top 50-ranked public research university by 2025. That .

  • Not everyone should be able to carry handguns

    To the Editor: Mental illness and guns are in the news again. There are several ideas I want to bring to the attention of people. The first is that most mental patients are not any more violent than anybody else, .

  • Stories, photos sought from last 30 MHS proms

    To the Editor: This spring, Manhattan High School will celebrate the 30th annual prom held at Manhattan Town Center. It’s an amazing story going back three decades, and the mall is looking for help to tell it. We are .

  • Woman’s random act of kindness appreciated

    To the Editor: On Wednesday, Jan. 11, we had a patient looking for our clinic for almost an hour. A young lady whom our patient asked for directions was kind enough to not only give him directions but have the patient .

  • Animals impact history beside famous owners Obamapets

    When he takes the presidential Oath of Office on Friday, Donald Trump will be a rarity in that he will not bring a pet to the White House. It might have been as long as 150 years since the last time .

  • Facebook jokes now a tribute

    My cousin Tom Maguire passed away recently. You may have known Tom. He grew up in Manhattan in the 1950s and 60s and graduated from Manhattan High School. He was the first of four cousins on my mom’s side .





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