Lila L. Stites, 88, of Manhattan, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at Meadowlark Hills- Wroten House. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on June 30, 1928, in Wellington. She was the daughter of Harley H. and Jewell Hyten. Lila attended .


    Steven R. Ukena, 68, died on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at his residence. He was born on Aug. 12, 1948 in Manhattan. He was the son of Marvin E. and Lona (Axelton) Ukena. Funeral Service information and a complete obituary will be released later by .


    Joan (Baldwin) Leach, 87, of Manhattan, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at her home. The family provided some of the following information. Joan was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sept. 15, 1929, the only child of Elmer Lee (‘Red’) and Margaret Tucker Baldwin. When she .


    Home inspector gets certified Patrick A. Butler of Tallgrass Home Inspectors is now credentialed as a certified master inspector ( CMI), which is the inspection industry’s top professional designation. The Master Inspector Certification Board has awarded the designation to Butler .

  • Wildcats draw with Oral Roberts, 1-1

    For the first 87 minutes of Friday’s game against Oral Roberts, it looked like the Kansas State women’s soccer team was on the verge of its first home win. But the Golden Eagles spoiled the party with a goal .

  • Players defend HS coach after players quit, dismissed

    Shawnee Mission South head coach Brett Oberzan kicked three players off the team after its 21-14 loss to Winnetonka on Sept. 15, according to a report by the Kansas City Star. Five others left the team in protest. Oberzan called Kamau .

  • MHS students use robotics to help local boy get on the move

    Avery Pozarek wants to get moving, but he currently needs a little help. Strapped into a modified toy car built by four Manhattan High School students, Avery laughed as his father Sean Pozarek helped him drive around his living room .

  • Now is the best time to harvest and hull black walnuts

    It is time to gather the black walnuts. The nuts are separating from the tree and dropping. This is easier than climbing the tree but I recommend wearing a hard hat. If you don’t care to bend over to .

  • Man’s second chance job brings tears to eyes

    The people stood on their front lawn, looked at their house, and they began to cry. Does that sound like a story about the devastation resulting from a flood or tornado? In this case, the story has a whole different .

  • club news

    Ashland Boosters 4-H Club President Kylie Clausen called the meeting of the Ashland Boosters 4-H Club to order on Sept. 12. The 4-H pledge and flag salute were led by Chanae Parker. Song was led by Ancel Classen in singing “Camptown .

  • Courts thwarting Kobach

    Secretary of State Kris Kobach has been having trouble persuading courts — both state and federal — that erecting obstacles to law-abiding citizens who want to vote is an appropriate pursuit. That’s good news, even if some issues remain unresolved. His .

  • Olejnik support education funding

    To the Editor: Voters in Kansas have a choice to vote for people who are pro-education. Here in Manhattan we are fortunate to have excellent legislators who are supportive of education. If you live east of Manhattan in Blue Township .


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