Thursday, May 26, 2016


  • Editorials | May 23, 2016

    Challenges await high school grads

    For most area adults, this is just another Monday in May. For hundreds of others, especially certain young adults, this is the first Monday since they became high school graduates. (For others who graduated last week, of course, it’s the second Monday, but they

  • Letters | May 23, 2016

    ‘Turnarounds’ don’t prevent problems; they cause them

    To the Editor: I will begin this letter by saying that I HATE turnarounds. They’re totally obnoxious and useless. Shortly after the one on East Bluemont Avenue was completed, I was driving to Wal-Mart. I was in the inside lane, and a woman driving

  • Arts & Leisure | May 23, 2016

    Under the Streetlamp brings musical sounds to McCain


    Last week was a wild one for K-State’s McCain Auditorium series. We had three events, beginning on Monday with the rescheduled appearance by The Beach Boys. On Wednesday we were given a touring company production of the musical “Once.” Friday the Under the Streetlamp

  • Obituaries | May 23, 2016


    Sully James Coon, stillborn son of Renee Brockish and Tommy Coon, Jr., died Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. Sully is survived by his parents and sister, Sabrina Coon, all of Wamego; his maternal grandparents, Sandra and Scott Cottrell, Topeka and Dan Pittenger,

  • Obituaries | May 23, 2016


    Richard Harrison, 70, died on Sunday, May 22, 2016 in at the Via Christi Hospital, Manhattan. Additional obituary information will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

  • Baseball | May 23, 2016

    Morris earns 1st big league promotion

    Former Kansas State pitcher and Golden Spikes Award finalist A.J. Morris earned his first career big league call-up on Sunday when the Cincinnati Reds selected the minor league contract of the right-handed pitcher. A native of Humble, Texas, Morris is in his first season

  • Pro Sports | May 23, 2016

    Ventura, Royals fall short, 3-2

    CHICAGO — The Kansas City Royals fell just short of a sweep, despite an improved effort from Yordano Ventura. Ventura provided some much-needed relief for the overworked bullpen with six mostly solid innings in the Royals’ 3-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Ventura (4

  • Books | May 22, 2016

    Putin up a fight: US, Russian spies subject of novel

    Robert Hanssen and Aldrich Ames are infamous in U.S. espionage community. The first was an FBI agent and the second was a CIA counterespionage agent. Both betrayed their colleagues and the United States by selling secrets to the Soviet Union and Russia — actions that

  • Local | May 22, 2016

    Former soldier treks across state after storms

    JUNCTION CITY — Storms are rolling into Kansas, and folks at the gas station are staring at Robert Sinner as he prepares for battle. In a military town filled with former soldiers, it’s not his beard and tattoos that are unusual, but rather Sinner’s

  • Local | May 22, 2016

    A bubbly Flint Hills Fest draws crowds


    If there’s anything more popular than dinosaurs for kids, it might be bubbles. The new Flint Hills Discovery Center exhibit Amazing Dinosaurs! was open inside the facility on Saturday, but it had to compete with a lot of kid-friendly activities outside, including bubbles. “Are

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