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  • K-State grad to use music therapy to help PTSD victims

    A Kansas State University graduate will use drama therapy to help internally displaced women in Colombia with post-traumatic stress disorder. Jessica D. Muñoz, August 2015 master’s degree graduate in theatre with an emphasis in drama therapy, Albuquerque, New Mexico, .

  • Are roads best use for sales tax?

    The Manhattan city government is looking to raise the sales tax to pay for better roads. Pardon us for yawning, but it’s hard to get too excited about pavement. Raising the sales tax is not terribly appealing, either, so .

  • About Christmas at Thanksgiving…

    It’s not quite Halloween, which means it’s time to start talking about not talking about Christmas. Got it? The latest development in this ongoing cultural evolution is the decision by REI, an outdoor clothing and equipment maker, to .

  • Proudly display the Powercat

    We were pleased to learn that K-State’s vice president of Marketing and Communications, Jeff Morris, responded on Oct.12 to our Oct. 9 letter to the editor. Mr. Morris states that the “university wants to assure the K-State family that our .


    Jonel L. Houghton, 76, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Jonel was born Dec. 3, 1938, in Argos, Indiana, the daughter of John and Garnett (Saygers) Chaplain. On April 10, 1958, .

  • Indians survive against Hutchinson Soc3.mercury

    After scoring a goal 10 minutes into its regional final match against Hutchinson Thursday night, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team expected to open the floodgates and win comfortably. But that elusive second goal never came, leading to some tense moments .


    James Ashley Ross, 48, of Wamego, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at his home following a long illness. The family provided some of the following information. James was born April 25, 1967, in Tawas City, Michigan, the son of Dallas Lee and Betty Hudson Ross. .

  • Guggisberg: Big weekend ahead for Indians at state Grant-cutout.phatch

    With three teams heading to state and a fourth still with a chance to get to state, the Manhattan High athletic department has a lot on the line in the coming days. The Indians are sending both their cross country .


    Frances Marie Hill, 78, died Sunday Oct. 18, 2015, at the Wamego Hospital in Wamego. Graveside Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at the St. George Cemetery in St. George. The family will gather at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, .


    Robert Dean Ziegenhirt, 66, of Alta Vista, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. The family provided some of the following information. Bob was born July 1, 1949, in rural White City, to Carl and Edith (Coltharp) Ziegenhirt, Sr. He graduated .

  • Frankfort crushes Blue Valley, 68-6 Frankfort10.mercury

    At Frankfort, with both teams out of playoff contention, Frankfort ended the season on a high note with a 68-6 win over Blue Valley-Randolph. Jase Suther finished the season among the areas best rushers in 8-man football, racking up more .

  • Centralia 32, Rock Creek 18

    At Centralia, in a winner-makes-the-playoffs scenario, Centralia took the prize by beating Rock Creek, 32-18, on Thursday night. Rock Creek (3-6) kept the game close throughout the first half, trailing 13-12 at halftime with a 7-yard touchdown run from Carson .


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