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    Deann L. Taylor, 71, of Kansas City, Missouri, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016. She was the daughter of Russell Dean and Lois (Plummer) Taylor. Survivors are children, Justin Shafer and Megan Shafer; and brother, Ron Taylor. Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a..


    Ralph V. Grossnickle, 96, died on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Oct. 12, 1919 in Onaga, the son of Sidney Edward and Goldie (Swindell) Grossnickle.  .


    Norman Dale Prockish died Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. A celebration of life will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in the Meadowlark Hills Community Room. Rev. Normal Summons will conduct a service at 2 p.m. with family and .


    Donis Paro Vaughn, 94, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Donis was born March 22, 1922, in rural Clay County. She was married to E.E. “Gene” Vaughn on March 27, 1943. She retired in 2010 after 37 years of .

  • Rally House to replace Varney’s

    Rally House has never opened a store in three days, but it’s going to give it a try. The sportswear company on Tuesday morning inked a deal with the owners of Varney’s Bookstore, which closed at the end .

  • Halting sale leaves EMS headquarters’ future uncertain

    Riley County’s plan to move its Emergency Medical Services headquarters into the current Manhattan Fire Department facility is uncertain in the wake of the county commission’s vote Monday to halt the sale of several county owned properties and .

  • City passes budget with 1-mill increase

    Manhattan city taxes will increase, but not as much as the city originally published. The Manhattan City Commission approved a 1-mill increase to the city mill levy, which is lower than the 1.5-mill levy increase the commission first approved for .

  • KanCare expansion could cover about 3,000 in Riley County

    About 3,000 Riley County residents would be eligible for health insurance if Kansas elected to use federal money to expand Medicaid. Medicaid expansion would cover about 150,000 across the state, said Sheldon Weisgrau, director of the nonprofit Health Reform Resource Project. Weisgrau .

  • ‘Extreme vetting’ is wrong solution

    It has taken a while, but Donald Trump, who once called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” has tried to scale that back, or at least make it sound less offensive. Perhaps to seem .

  • Non-discrimination changes make city a leader in Kansas

    To the Editor: At Tuesday’s Manhattan City Commission meeting, city lead-ers took a major step forward in the history of our community by unanimously passing a fully inclusive non-discrimination ordinance that includes both sexual orientation and gender identity.  .

  • City narrowly approves LGBT ordinance

    Manhattan will prohibit most discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people beginning this fall. The Manhattan City Commission narrowly approved on second reading amending the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance to include gender identity and sexual orientation. The amended ordinance .

  • Cats rout Washburn in exhibition

    After a scrimmage loss to Arkansas and a tentative intrasquad game, Kansas State women’s soccer coach Mike Dibbini wanted to see how his team would respond in its final exhibition. The Wildcats put on a show in front of .


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