Richard W. Johnston, 75, of Eskridge, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. He was born April 4, 1940. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald M. and Ruth “Jennie” Dudney Johnston; two brothers, William Guy and D. Alan .

  • Flood risk drops as downstream waters recede

    The likelihood of flooding from Tuttle Creek Lake has dropped from earlier this week, officials said Tuesday. The Army Corps of Engineers this week began to prepare for potential flooding because of a recent rise in the water level at .

  • Mullin to join Kansas Regents

    TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback appointed on Tuesday a Manhattan businessman to the Kansas Board of Regents, in addition to a Johnson County dentist and a Wichita-area CEO who is involved in the Kansas Chamber of Commerce. The appointees are Dennis .

  • Local man in gun case granted release

    TOPEKA — A Manhattan man accused of smuggling guns to Europe and Australia was granted a pretrial release during a detention hearing on Tuesday in federal court in Topeka. Mike A. Ryan, 34, of Manhattan, was charged in an 18-count indictment unsealed .

  • Trump wants to be America’s emperor

    Love him or love to mock him, Donald Trump knows how to make an entrance. He stormed into the 2016 campaign for president on Tuesday is his familiar, bombastic style — making his announcement in Trump Tower, just one of the buildings .

  • Let’s not re-elect lawmakers who put us in this position

    To the Editor: I feel that both Gov. Sam Brownback and our Kansas Legislature have financially violated the people of Kansas. There is nothing that we can do now but suffer the conse-quences of their actions. It is a very .

  • Scientists breeding ticks to slow spread of diseases

    To most people, ticks are loathsome, disease-riddled little bloodsuckers. Best avoided. To Roman Ganta, they’re a scientific subject worthy of a life’s work. He’s setting up a breeding facility in Manhattan,  just for ticks. Soon he’.


    Henrietta L. Geisler, 95, of Alma, died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at the Alma Manor. The family provided some of the following information. She was born August 5, 1919, in rural Wabaunsee County, the daughter of John Henry and Lena Laging Willig. She married Arthur .

  • MCC one step closer to building first gymnasium

    After nearly 70 years of athletics, Manhattan Christian College is closer to having its own gymnasium. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously passed on Tuesday the first reading of an amendment to the college’s development plan that adds a multi-purpose gymnasium. .

  • Streb to play in first U.S. Open Strebcolor.mercury

    It’s been a strong 2014-15 season for former Kansas State golfer Robert Streb. Streb won his first PGA event in October, qualified for the Masters in April, and this week he will play in the U.S. Open for .

  • Dillon leading Junior Amateur

    Manhattan High recent graduate Cole Dillon is tied for first place after one round at the 56th annual Boys Junior Amateur Championship at the Wellington Golf Club in Wellington. Dillon shot a 1-under 69 on Tuesday and shares the lead with .

  • Harper competes for Team Kansas at Cadet Duals

    Manhattan High sophomore-to-be Jalin Harper wrestled at the 138 weight class at last week’s USA Wrestling Greco-Roman and Freestyle Cadet Duals in Pennsylvania. Harper went 1-3 in his matches, winning by fall over Delaware’s Scott Russell, then losing by .


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