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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 06, 2014

    Pair arrested in Pott Co. car/foot chase

    A multi-agency car chase earlier this week became a foot chase and ended with a Missouri man and woman behind bars in Pottawatomie County. On Thursday, Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat stated in a news release that 28-year-old Ashley Gillispie and 30-year-old Jason Gillispie were

  • Local |Education | June 06, 2014

    Real lessons, fake politics at annual Boys State


    Hundreds of high school boys are getting a crash course about the ins and outs of state government this week at Kansas State University. Four hundred sixty-eight soon-to-be senior boys have taken over the Kramer Dining Complex with simulated governmental meetings for the annual Boys

  • General Activities | June 06, 2014

    17ers still looking for their first win

    Two days after losing by 10 runs in their season opener, things didn’t go much better for the Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers on Thursday in the opening day of the Tournament of Champions. But despite 9-1 and 9-2 losses at Tointon Family Stadium,

  • General Activities | June 06, 2014

    Manko juniors split at TOC


    In their only action of the weekend, the Manhattan American Legion Manko junior 17ers split a pair of games at the Tournament of Champions on Thursday. The 17ers opened the night at Tointon Family Stadium with a 13-5 loss to the Salina Hawks, before winning

  • Columns | June 06, 2014

    Manhattan’s history: memories and thoughts

    It is always good to come home to Manhattan, where 80 years ago next August I came into this world at Parkview Hospital. The building, built in 1907, still stands across the street from the northeast corner of City Park, but as you know, it is no

  • Editorials | June 06, 2014

    Sacrifices on D-Day unforgettable

    Every year, fewer members of the 1st Infantry Division and other U.S. and allied units who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, are alive to commemorate the occasion. Today, of course, marks the 70th anniversary of that historic assault, and those who were

  • Columns | June 06, 2014

    Roy appreciated fellow Kansans

    About six weeks ago my father’s last column was published. In it, he shared that he would be on hiatus while undergoing medical treatment. He was hoping to have been discharged from local cardiac rehab and was planning to resume his column this week.

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 06, 2014

    Recognizing poison ivy more complicated than ‘leaves of three’

    You may have heard the phrase “leaves of three, let it be” when it comes to detecting poison ivy. Kansas State University horticulturists say it is a bit more complicated than that. “The leaves of poison ivy can have a smooth edge or a coarsely

  • Local | June 06, 2014

    Eisenhower Center to feature D-Day events

    The Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene is honoring the 70th anniversary of D-Day with World War II exhibits and commemorations this weekend. Today marks the anniversary of the Allied Forces’ invasion of then German-occupied Normandy, France in 1944. The invasion, dubbed “Operation Overlord,” was a bloody

  • Obituaries | June 06, 2014


    Warren George Rickson died Monday, June 2, 2014, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. The family provided the following information. Warren was born on July 6, 1924, to George and Ellen (Blomquist) Rickson in his parents’ farm house near the Rose Hill School, located north of Randolph. As a

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