Melvin Steenson, 82, of Waterville, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at Midland Hospice Care in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Survivors include his wife, Sharon; his three sons, Barry Steenson of Topeka, Brad Steenson and his wife, Rachel, of .


    Barbara Lee “Barb” Cheney, 71, of Manhattan and formerly of St. John, Washington, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. Barbara Lee Yanosko was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on July 17, 1944, the daughter of the late E. Juanita (Imbler) .

  • Wildcats take three-game losing skid into Austin Kstatecolor.mercury

    Bill Snyder said what everyone was probably thinking anyway. “You know, it’s not so much losing three in a row, as it is how badly we were defeated here this last week, is probably the most significant thing,” he .

  • K-State to face different Texas offense

    In a league featuring several pass-happy offenses that rack up points in a hurry, Texas is quite the change of pace. The Longhorns have averaged 24.5 points per game this season, scoring just 19 offensive touchdowns in six games, while focusing more .

  • K-State playcalling called into question after lopsided loss

    There was plenty of blame and even more questions after the worst home loss in Kansas State history, one that left just about everyone wondering about the state of the program. There was one thing coach Bill Snyder didn’t .

  • Young Shelley stepping in among injured secondary

    There weren’t many positives to take from Kansas State’s 55-0 loss to Oklahoma last Saturday, but those searching for something good to focus on need not look further than cornerback Duke Shelley. The true freshman had six tackles .

  • New roof gives Iraq War veteran peace of mind

    Dave Sterling was the 24th U.S. soldier to return from the Iraq War an amputee. In 2003, he had been deployed a little more than six months when he was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade during an ambush outside the .

  • Shannon to step down next July

    The superintendent of Manhattan-Ogden schools plans to retire at the end of the school year. Bob Shannon, the USD 383 superintendent since August 2005, told school board members at their Wednesday night meeting of his intent to retire from his position July 1. .

  • House conservatives back Ryan, opening door to a new speaker

    WASHINGTON — Backed by a majority of the House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Paul Ryan seems all but assured of becoming the next House speaker, an ascension Republicans hope would end a month of political pandemonium that has made Congress and the .

  • Board approves online registry

    In the near future, USD 383 parents will be able to register their children for school online but when isn’t yet certain. The school board unanimously approved buying an online registration system from Infinite Campus for $21,862. The system is estimated .

  • Author details father’s Cold War experience in Soviet captivity Speaker.mercury

    With Hollywood bringing the 1960 U-2 incident to life in theaters this week, a Cold War expert shared a more personal account of the event at K-State’s Alumni Center Wednesday evening. Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies” tells the story .

  • School briefly evacuated after report of gas smell Tr.mercury

    Faculty evacuated Theodore Roosevelt Elementary because of a reported a gas leak about 10 a.m. Thursday, principal Andrea Tiede said at the scene. “We don’t have any students here today because of conferences, so count your blessings,” Tiede said .


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