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    Betty Jo Kirby, 91, of St. George, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at the Via Christi Hospital Emergency Room. She was born Jan. 21, 1925, in Chelsea, Oklahoma. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, .


    Sherman L. Heldenbrand, 94, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. He was born on May 29, 1922, in Iroquois, South Dakota. He was the son of Orsan and Lillie Heldenbrand. Complete obituary information may be found through .

  • KSU to pay Myers $500K+

    K-State President Richard Myers will earn an annual salary of $500,000, according to the Kansas Board of Regents letter of appointment released on Thursday. Myers received a salary of $360,000 when he was appointed to serve as interim president after Kirk Schulz .

  • Report: Employers added 178K jobs

    WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a solid 178,000 jobs in November, reflecting the steady economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit. The unemployment rate hit a nine-year low of 4.6 percent, though mainly because many people stopped looking for jobs and were no .

  • MHS grad claims Miss Kansas title at pageant

    A Manhattan High School graduate now represents the entire state. Catherine Carmichael, a 2009 grad, was named the winner of the Miss Kansas USA pageant on Sunday in Mulvane. She will represent Kansas in the Miss USA pageant in the summer, .


    AGAPE FAMILY Agape is at 1125 Westport Dr. (lower level). Prayer at 9:30 a.m. and contemporary music and worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Children’s services provided. Service and youth at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Visit AgapeFamily. org or call 539-3570. ASHLAND .

  • Common sense finally prevails

    It took longer than should have been necessary, but a Shawnee County judge was right to rule that a man who had donated sperm so a gay couple could have a baby is not required to financially support the child. .

  • Americans should reject legalized intolerance

    To the Editor: Thanksgiving recently passed, a holiday marking the establishment of some of the first immigrants in the modern period to what would become the United States around 150 years later. New immigrants to the United States today, both legal .

  • Local media should attend cultural events

    To the Editor: Recently, the Indian Student Association at Kansas State University held its annual event, Sanskriti 2016: A Celebration of Culture. I attended this event expecting local media to be in attendance. I think it is extremely important to include .


    Linda Gale Hannebaum, 72, died at her home in Manhattan on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. The family provided some of the foll owing information: Linda was born on Aug. 24, 1944 in Wichita. She was the daughter of Clifford and Florence Taylor. They soon moved .

  • County commissioners deserve the same pay

    To the Editor: I write this letter in self-defense. I need to stop the hemorrhaging where I have been biting my tongue to keep from weighing in on the Riley County Commission pay issue. So here we go. I sat .

  • MHS students’ views on mascot are pertinent

    To the Editor: I am a senior at Manhattan High School and also student body treasurer. Because of the debate at the school over retaining or retiring the mascot, the Student Council was asked to present students’ views at the .


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