Wednesday, July 27, 2016



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  • Local |Public Health |Kansas State University | July 21, 2016

    K-State pushes forward on Zika virus amid reports of domestic case

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    K-State is pushing forward with Zika virus research as the United States deals with what could be its first homegrown case. To this point, infections reported in the U.S. have been based on travel to other countries, but this week, Florida health officials are

  • General Activities | July 21, 2016

    Former world champ set to rope Kaw Valley Rodeo

    Eight-time world champion Joe Beaver headlines the Kaw Valley Rodeo’s, which gets underway tonight at Wells Arena in CiCo Park. The three-day PRCA rodeo begins at 8 p.m. nightly and concludes Saturday. Tonight is Military Appreciation Night and Kids Night, while Friday is Tough

  • Manhattan High School | July 21, 2016

    MHS uses camp to kick start next season

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    The next Manhattan High baseball season won’t start until April, but the Indians used this week to take the first step toward next year. The Indians played four games at Tointon Family Stadium on Tuesday and Wednesday with most of the group that will

  • Pro Sports | July 21, 2016

    Indians romp over Royals, 11-4

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In the span of three innings, the Indians’ Tyler Naquin homered to left field, sent a two-run double down the right-field line and connected on a three-run homer over the center-field wall. Talk about using all fields. The rookie outfielder’s career-high

  • Editorials | July 21, 2016

    Congressional break hardly deserved

    A congressional recess nearly two months long is tough to beat, especially if it follows a break for the Fourth of July. Folks who get that much time off must really deserve it. Or not. Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives

  • Letters | July 21, 2016

    Local blacks must endure undue scrutiny from RCPD

    To the Editor: In 2010, the Coalition for Equal Justice began a study on Riley County Police Department rates of marijuana arrests by race. Among its findings were that in 2010, blacks were 2.8 times more likely to be arrested by the RCPD than whites and in 2013 blacks

  • July 21, 2016

    TERESA HOPFNER

    Teresa “Terry” Hopfner, 90, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Terry was born April 27, 1926, in Hoboken, New Jersey. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Joseph Connell and Catherine Marie Hoster; her siblings, Catherine Connell, Mary Connelly (

  • Obituaries | July 21, 2016

    GEORGE R. MURRAY

    George R. Murray, 73, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. George was born July 6, 1943, in Lakeland, Georgia. As a young man, he served in the U.S. Army and completed a tour of duty in

  • Obituaries | July 21, 2016

    JAY N. COOK

    Jay N. Cook, 81, Belvue, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at his home following an extended illness. The family provided some of the following information. Jay was born Oct. 1, 1934, in Belvue, the son of Charles and Thelma Buell Cook. Jay was a carpenter. He worked at Fort Riley

  • Obituaries | July 21, 2016

    EDITH HUND

    Edith Hund, 94, Paxico, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Edith was born Nov. 17, 1921, in Nortonville, the daughter of Martin Louis and Catherine Elizabeth Schrick Wigand. Edith worked at Nickerson Farms Restaurant in Paxico. She married Arthur John Hund


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