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    Leola “Jeanne” (Kueny) Mertz, 87, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at her farm home, east of Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information: Jeanne was born Nov. 7, 1929, in Kansas City, Kansas, and grew up in the town of Oskaloosa. She was .


    Janet Elaine Dardenne, 65, of Wamego, formerly of Baxter Springs, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. The family provided some of the following information: Janet was born Jan. 14, 1952, in Picher, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Willard and Peggy Redden Brown. Janet married Garry .

  • A cause worth championing

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day serves multiple purposes, some intended, some simply acquired in the years since it became a national holiday. It is, of course, a day to celebrate the contributions the Rev. King made to American society and .

  • It is time for each of us to believe in America

    To the Editor: The inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, is this Friday, Jan, 20. Kansas was one of the 30 states that voted for Presidentelect Trump. Riley County was one of the 2,623 counties that President-elect .

  • A plant-based diet is good health insurance

    To the Editor: With the Republican Congress bent on depriving 22 million Americans of medical insurance, this is a great time to provide our own, totally free and totally effective health insurance — a plant-based diet. A study with 131,000 participants, in last .

  • MHS wrestling places second at Newton Tournament of Champions

    Despite the icy weather, Manhattan wrestling had a strong showing at the Newton Tournament of Champions, taking home second place with 167 total points. Arkansas City High School took home first place with 172.5 total points. Wrestling went until 10 p.m. on .

  • Protests across US denounce Trump

    WASHINGTON — Protesters gathered Saturday to support immigrant rights at rallies around the U.S., denouncing President-elect Donald Trump for his anti- immigrant rhetoric and his pledges to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and to crack down .

  • Residents load up on batteries, snacks ahead of storm Prepforstorm

    As the forecast for ice was being pushed back Saturday, Manhattanites cautiously prepared for the storm. The National Weather Service initially had issued an ice storm warning beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, but nothing arrived. Later the service pushed the .

  • US midsection grapples with pesky ice storm; more on way

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Parts of the central U.S. grappled Saturday with a second day of road-glazing ice and braced for more of the treacherous, below-freezing wintry weather expected to close out the holiday weekend. The storm created travel headaches .

  • Fort Riley’s mounted color guard to participate in inaugural parade Cavalry

    A group of Fort Riley soldiers will participate in the 58th inaugural parade after President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in Friday. Fort Riley’s 1st Infantry Division Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard will leave for Washington, D.C., Monday .


    Ingeborg Ruth Tuttle died on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She is survived by her sons, Howard Tuttle and Larry Tuttle; her daughters, Shirley Tuttle and Sharon Tuttle-Werle; and also her six grandchildren. Private services .


    James C. Mitchell, Ph.D., 81, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born July 30, 1935, in Youngstown, Ohio. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan, 481 .


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