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  • Editorials | May 21, 2014

    A status quo worth keeping

    The Riley County Police Department has acted prudently in deciding against changing the way it handles alcohol violation citations at taverns. The writing of individual citations will continue to be up to investigating officers, and whether violations will be forwarded to Kansas Alcohol Beverage Control

  • Editorials | May 21, 2014

    Signs of the times?

    We suppose the move toward electronic signs in Manhattan is inevitable. After all, businesses and organizations erect signs to convey messages, and digital electronic signs might convey those messages in more modern fashion than traditional signs do. We get that, and we know what century

  • Letters | May 21, 2014

    Plenty of our neighbors deserve thanks, recognition

    To the Editor: This letter is to honor two totally unrelated but positive examples of community benefit in Manhattan. One is Charlie Sprott and the counseling staff and teachers at Manhattan High School’s east campus. We appreciate their support. I understand that Mr. Sprott

  • Letters | May 21, 2014

    We’re fortunate to have a hospital of Mercy’s quality

    To the Editor: My wife just went through colon cancer surgery at Mercy Regional Health Center. After having gone through three major surgeries in three big-city hospitals in Arizona, we were amazed at the superiority of Mercy. That was the case not only with the

  • Letters | May 21, 2014

    Crafty Seniors grateful for support of young people

    To the Editor: The Crafty Seniors would like to express our appreciation and thanks to the young people outside Manhattan Town Center who have given us a hand in loading our crafts and supplies at the end of our sales in the mall. Sometimes our

  • Baseball | May 21, 2014

    Kivett, DeVinny earn All-Big 12 honors

    The Kansas State baseball team picked up a pair of All-Big 12 honors on Tuesday as senior Ross Kivett was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team and Tanner DeVinny was named to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team. Selected as a utility player, Kivett finished among the Big 12’

  • Local |Fort Riley | May 21, 2014

    Army’s M4s being upgraded to M4A1s

    Officials from Program Executive Office Soldier visited the 1st Infantry Division on Wednesday to observe the conversion of previously fielded M4 carbine guns to the M4A1 configuration. Big Red One units are the first to have their M4s upgraded as part of the

  • Obituaries | May 21, 2014


    Linus S. Lauer, 89, died peacefully on Monday, May 19, 2014. The family provided the following information. He was born in Blaine on June 11, 1924, to Martha (Hemmen) and Antone P. Lauer.  He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1942.  He attended Wichita Business College and was an

  • Obituaries | May 21, 2014


    Lawrence “Larry” E. Eckart, 75, of Wamego died Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Wamego Health Center. The family provided the following information. Larry was born March 20, 1939, in Wamego, the son of Albert J. and Marie C. (Ebert) Eckart. He grew up and attended schools in Wamego, graduating

  • Obituaries | May 21, 2014


    Robert E. “Bob” Walsh, 87, of Blue Rapids, died on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. Survivors include his daughter Yolanda Walsh, Nine Mile Falls, Wash.; step-son Terry Baker and wife Mary Alice, Blue Rapids; a brother Bill Thomas, Waterville; two sisters,

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