• Local |Business | April 29, 2015

    Insurance company sues former bar owners over unpaid bond

    An insurance company is seeking more than $40,000 from the owners of Last Chance Inc. for failing to repay a bond. In a three-page lawsuit filed on April 13 in Riley County District Court, Washington International Insurance Company alleges it issued a $44,000 surety bond to Peter Anderson

  • Local |Business | April 29, 2015

    Local hotels aim to boost weekday visits

    Hotel owners need more weekday business. Manhattan Commissioners on Tuesday reviewed a recent lodging and convention survey during the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau’s quarterly report. Brad Everett, general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn and chairman of the CVB steering committee, said hotels

  • Editorials | April 29, 2015

    A festival worth sampling

    With the weather warming nicely and chances for rain this weekend more scattered than certain, many area residents will probably be looking for excuses to get outside. There’s the yard, of course. There’s fishing, boating, parks or simply watching clouds waft across the

  • Columns | April 29, 2015

    Join battle against Parkinson’s

    As National Parkinson’s Awareness Month comes to an end, I would like to share information about the disease. An estimated 4 million to 6 million people worldwide live with Parkinson’s disease, including about 1 million Americans. However, the disease likely affects others who are not accurately

  • Arts, Leisure | April 29, 2015

    Russian ballet troupe delights McCain crowd


    The town was largely deserted last Sunday. A good portion of the few people still around made their way to K-State’s McCain Auditorium to see the penultimate show of the school year’s series, the ballet “Don Quixote.” Performing was the Russian National Ballet

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 29, 2015

    Foreign military officials tour Fort Riley

    Military representatives from more than 30 countries are visiting Fort Riley this week. The officers continued their visit Wednesday as part of the “Spring 2015 Foreign Military Attache Orientation” event, which will last through Thursday. The officers will have the opportunity to interact with Fort Riley soldiers

  • Obituaries | April 29, 2015


    Wilma Christine Abitz, 94, of Wheaton, died Monday, April 27, 2015, in Westmoreland.  She was born Jan. 20, 1921, in Wheaton, the daughter of Alfonso and Emma Kohn Kufahl. She married Almon Abitz April 24, 1940. He died April 19, 1997. Wilma was a farmwife and homemaker, taking care of her family as

  • Obituaries | April 29, 2015


    Eldon Vern Slagle, 94, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan.  The family provided some of the following information. He was born May 12, 1920, the first son of Vern and Ivy (Prose) Slagle, on the old Pickerell place south of Beeler in Ness County.

  • Obituaries | April 29, 2015


    Earl Gene Peterson, 79, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the St. Francis Health Center in Topeka. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

  • Obituaries | April 29, 2015


    Dwaine L. Mellies, 76, of Clay Center, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the Clay County Medical Center. Graveside inurnment services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Greenwood Cemetery. The Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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