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  • Columns | January 15, 2015

    Insurance lobby too powerful

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, included a provision to reallocate $156 billion of taxpayer reimburse-ment money to private insur-ance companies between 2012 and 2017. But American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), a powerful lobby that represents the private insurance industry, continues to pressure

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 15, 2015

    Manhattan burglary nets $20,000 in items, cash

    Police are investigating a burglary at Flint Hills Place where $20,000 worth of items were stolen. Joseph Morris, 30, reported to Riley County police that someone stole approximately $20,000 in items and cash from his apartment, 1336 Flint Hills Place, between late December and Wednesday. Morris reported that a

  • Obituaries | January 15, 2015


    Lorita Joan Prestwood, 82, of rural Manhattan, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at her home. She was born on Nov. 19, 1932, in Olsburg. She was the daughter of Reynold and Gladys (Gustafson) Nordgren. She grew up in the Olsburg area and graduated from Olsburg High School with the class

  • Obituaries | January 15, 2015


    Paul L. Heidel, 77, of Salina, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. He was born Sept. 4, 1937, in Manhattan. He was the son of Frank P. and Catherine A. (Otnes) Heidel. Paul was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Heidel; daughter, Joann Shotwell; brother, Joseph Heidel; and three sisters,

  • Obituaries | January 15, 2015


    Jeryka R. (Lobner) Lawrence, 27, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, after a two-year battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Jan. 30, 1987, in Shawnee. She was the daughter of John and Becky (Sisson) Lobner. Jeryka was raised in De

  • Obituaries | January 15, 2015


    Myron B. “Pete” Peters, 65, of Morganville, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at his home. He was born on April 19, 1949, in Pennsylvania. He was the son of Frank and Amy Peters. Pete was a truck driver who enjoyed going on coast to coast hauls. He was in the

  • Obituaries | January 15, 2015


    William R. “Bob” Rogers, Jr., 49, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at his residence. His family provided some of the following information. He was born on May 30, 1965, in Westmoreland. He was the son of Wm. R. “Bob” Rogers, Sr. and Mary (Oliver) Rogers. Bob was a

  • January 15, 2015

    Honoring MLK, library opening

    Ben Hopper Contributing writer Residents will have a chance to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King this weekend. On Saturday, the Manhattan Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Committee will be hosting the annual MLK Jr. Community Celebration and Candlelight Vigil from 6

  • Men's Basketball | January 15, 2015

    Free throws help Cats upend Texas Tech

    When you know an opponent isn’t shooting free throws well, it’s not all that bad to send it to the line a few times. But when that team starts the game 16 of 17 and finishes the night 21 of 26 — then you’ve got a problem.

  • Men's Basketball | January 15, 2015

    Cats edge Tech for 3rd straight win


    New game, same problems. The Kansas State men’s basketball team looked to extend it’s two-game winning streak on Wednesday with a win over Texas Tech that showcased the newly developed maturity from road win over Oklahoma. It was hardly easy, and the Wildcats

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