Friday, July 3, 2015


  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 30, 2015

    RCPD investigating death near Casement Road

    A man died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday evening near the intersection of Casement and Barnes roads in Manhattan. Riley County Police officers responded to a welfare check at 6:25 p.m. and found the man’s vehicle on a private gravel access point

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 30, 2015

    Police: Suspicious mail at hospital posed no threat

    Riley County Police officers investigated a suspicious piece of mail sent to Via Christi Hospital Monday, but ultimately determined it posed no threat. Police said staff members thought the item, a large envelope, was out of the norm and contacted police. A patrol officer responded,

  • Editorials | June 30, 2015

    Fireworks season intense but short

    Area residents needn’t check their calendars to know it’s fireworks season again; that became apparent when the tents started going up in parking lots and open spaces last week. We’re in for four days of loud noises from 8 a.m. to midnight

  • Letters | June 30, 2015

    Olsburg farm delightfully different from Parma, Italy

    To the Editor: My name is Alicia Carrillo Heredero. As an AFS exchange student from Parma, Italy, I have spent these past 10 months living with Todd, Sally, Rylee, Michael and Carlyn Olson in Olsburg. My life here was very different from what I was used

  • Movies | June 30, 2015

    ‘Ted 2’ has little to offer the movie viewer


    There must be four different replacements for jokes in the new sentimental and old-fashioned “Ted 2.” One, the most common, is the introduction of words that can’t be printed in a family newspaper. The characters curse, frequently and usually without purpose, and the audience is

  • Obituaries | June 30, 2015


    Marjorie Ann Hagemann, of Olpe, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Emporia Presbyterian Manor. Marge was born in Olpe on June 26, 1932, to John and Mildred (Morrow) Nuessen. She married Donald Hagemann on April 19, 1952. Marge is survived by her children, Gwen (Kevin) Tucker of Topeka, Alicia (Steve) Buehne

  • Track & Field | June 30, 2015

    Wildcats compete in Jamaica, Oregon

    Kansas State’s Kim Williamson cleared 5-11.50 on her way to a second straight Jamaican National Senior Championships high jump title — while several other current Wildcat track and field athletes competed at the USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships — this past weekend. The latter meet,

  • Obituaries | June 30, 2015


    Mary Margaret O’Toole Hook, 70, of Marysville, died on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Blue Valley Nursing Home in Blue Rapids. A Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. July 1, 2015, at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Marysville. A Christian Mass will be held at 10 a.m.

  • Obituaries | June 30, 2015


    Ruby Blaske, 94, of Blue Rapids, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. She is survived by two sons, Fritz (Margaret) Blaske and Dick (Joyce) Blaske of Blue Rapids; two daughters, Betty (Don) Bohling of York, Nebraska, and Susan (Tony) Hickerson

  • Local |Business | June 29, 2015

    Stampede wraps up with Travis Tritt, mild temperatures


    Grammy-winner Travis Tritt took the Stampede stage Sunday, closing out a festival marked by mild temperatures and very little rain. Tritt played to an audience that included lots of families and was predictably smaller than the Friday and Saturday night crowds. But fans cheered for

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