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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 28, 2014

    Judge assigns new defender in kidnapping, robbery trial

    Riley County District Judge John Bosch on Monday assigned a new attorney to defend Jerred Snyder, the Manhattan man accused of kidnapping and robbing a man in one case and pawning stolen items in another. Bosch appointed Jillian Waesche to represent Snyder, 30, moving forward. Snyder

  • Editorials | July 28, 2014

    Closing in on an overhaul of the VA?

    Although tentative agreements in Washington, D.C., often don’t amount to much, there’s reason for optimism that one worked out over the weekend between key House and Senate leaders might hold up. Perhaps the primary reason is that this deal is intended to

  • Columns | July 28, 2014

    Israel must end Gaza blockade

    As of this morning, the Israeli bombardment and invasion of Gaza have killed an more than 1,000 Palestinians, wounded more than 4,000 and dislocated at least 100,000 residents fleeing Israeli troops and bombs. The Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice condemns Israel’s onslaught, and we call for

  • Manhattan High School | July 28, 2014

    Mall resigns as MHS softball coach

    After 14 years in the program and 10 years as head coach, Scott Mall has resigned as head coach of the Manhattan High softball team. Mall decided to step down in order to give another coach the chance to guide the team. He will remain as head

  • Movies | July 28, 2014

    Screenplay is most basic weakness of ‘So It Goes’


    “And So It Goes” is a modest little movie. It stars actors whose big box-office days are behind them, tells a familiar story intended to soothe older patrons, and doesn’t seem to have spent much money on sets, costumes, or screenplay writing.   I

  • Obituaries | July 28, 2014


    Robert L. “Bob” Funk, 87, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Asbury Park in Newton. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Nov. 21, 1926, in Newton to Theo and Lydia (Hiebert) Funk. He lived in Hillsboro, where his father owned and ran a meat market

  • Obituaries | July 28, 2014


    Paul Lyndon Branson II, 47, St. Joseph, Mo., formerly of Manhattan, died suddenly Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his parents’ home. According to a family member, Mr. Branson died after suffering either a pulmonary embolism or a heart attack. Efforts to revive him by family members and emergency

  • Obituaries | July 28, 2014


    Marion Elaine Lund, 84, of Clay Center died Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Clay County Medical Center in Clay Center. She was born on Oct. 9, 1930, at Clay Center, the daughter of Edward E. and Mary (Jonsson) Naslund. On Oct. 9, 1949, she married the love of her life, Leland

  • Obituaries | July 28, 2014


    Malakai Rowland-Van Horn, 23, of Clay Center died Friday, July 25, 2014 at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Arrangements are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

  • General Activities | July 28, 2014

    Melgares wins all-star race

    Manhattan High graduate and University of Kansas signee Chris Melgares won the two-mile Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star race on Saturday in Pittsburg, winning in a time of 9:43.5 by a margin of more than 25 seconds over the second-place finisher. Alaina Schroeder took second place among all

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