Monday, October 5, 2015


  • Manhattan High School | June 01, 2014

    MHS baseball takes third


    LAWRENCE — After falling 3-1 to Maize in Friday’s Class 6A state baseball semifinal, the Manhattan High baseball team had about an hour to regroup and prepare for a consolation game against Wichita Northwest at Hoglund Ballpark. While it wasn’t the trophy they wanted

  • Arts, Leisure |Gardening | June 01, 2014

    Garden tour to highlight efforts of homeowners


    When Karen and Rod Franz moved into their home almost 40 years ago, the yard had only a few bushes to decorate it. Since then, their yard has evolved into a lush eden with brightly colored flowers, vegetables and other elements including fountains. Franz will have

  • Off The Beat | June 01, 2014

    Real-life Iron Man


    Let me tell you about one of my many heroes. No, I’m not going to name an X-Man or Star Wars character this time (that’s the next column, most likely). Still though, this hero is amazingly similar to Marvel’s Tony Stark, a.

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 01, 2014

    Interim assistant dean for diversity selected

    Kimathi I.A. Choma will serve as the interim assistant dean for diversity, recruitment and retention for the College of Arts & Sciences at Kansas State University. “We are very excited to have someone like Kimathi joining our team in the college,” said Peter Dorhout,

  • Obituaries | June 01, 2014


    Jacob “Jake” A. (Wilcox) White, 23, of Marysville, formerly of Blue Rapids, died May 23, 2014, in a one vehicle accident. Jacob is the son of Angie White of Waterville and Bill Wilcox of Blue Rapids. He graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2009. While in high school,

  • Obituaries | June 01, 2014


    Wanda Mae (Thorn dyke) Johnson, 78, died in the Good Shepherd Hospice House on May 28, 2014, in the presence of her husband and children. She was born in Pontiac, Ill., on Feb. 26, 1936, the daughter of John Joseph and Hilda Florence (Freiden) Thorndyke. Wanda grew up on the

  • Obituaries | June 01, 2014


    Les Wallace, 68, of Manhattan, died May 31, 2014, at The Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born August 15, 1945, in Winfield. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave.

  • Area Schools | June 01, 2014

    Wellsville edges Rock Creek in 3A title game

    TOPEKA — To be certain, the Rock Creek baseball team donned their rally caps sometime in the top of the seventh inning during Friday night’s Class 3A state championship game with Wellsville at Falley Field. Appearing in their first state title game in school history

  • Area Schools | June 01, 2014

    Valley Heights girls take team title

    WICHITA — A season ago, Valley Heights finished as state runners-up with just two athletes competing at the state meet. This year, the Mustangs recruited a third member and took home the team title in Class 1A at the state track meet inside Wichita’s Cessna

  • Area Schools | June 01, 2014

    Rock Creek stomps No. 1 Council Grove

    TOPEKA — When it comes to preparing for opponents, Rock Creek baseball coach Chad Herren says he would rather concentrate on his own team. That said, the fourth-seeded Mustangs knocked out No. 1 seed Council Grove, 16-3, in a Class 3A state tournament semifinal Friday at Falley

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