Tuesday, August 4, 2015



Lifestyle

  • Obituaries | July 28, 2015

    JAMES K. QUINLAN

    James Kenneth “Jim” Quinlan, 87, of Manhattan, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born April 10, 1928, in Manhattan, the son of Leon Reed and Nellie (Valore) Quinlan. Jim served in the U.S. Army

  • Obituaries | July 28, 2015

    ROOSEVELT NASH

    Roosevelt Nash, 71, of Manhattan, died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at his residence. The family provided some of the following information. He worked as a mail carrier at the Manhattan Post Office for 11 years, and was retired from the U.S. Army after 21 years of service to his

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 28, 2015

    Body found in Topeka believed to be that of missing Manhattan man

    A body found in a vehicle in a Dillon’s parking lot in Topeka was preliminarily identified as that of missing Manhattan man, according to his family. Though Topeka police have not positively identified the man, family members of Bob Griffith, 54, posted on a Facebook

  • Local | July 27, 2015

    Corrections exceeds state’s standards

    The Riley County Community Corrections Department did well over the past year, according to its quarterly and year-end outcome report. The department, which seeks to reduce crime by working with adult and juvenile offenders sentenced to complete an intensive probation program in lieu of prison

  • Local |Neighbors | July 27, 2015

    K-State student loves country dance scene

    Briell Howbert had no idea the first time she stepped foot into Aggieville’s Dirty Dawg Saloon that she would discover a passion for country swing dancing and, later, a group of teammates that would become more like family. Howbert, a junior in K-State’s

  • Local |Business | July 27, 2015

    Free services at 4th count event

    Everybody Counts, a grassroots community effort to quantify and address the needs of Manhattan’s homeless and low-income residents, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 1 in the 900 block of Yuma Street. It is the fourth such event. It was started in

  • Local | July 27, 2015

    Couple returns to home after retaining wall collapse

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    The rain might have washed away Pam and Bobb Stokes’ retaining wall, but it didn’t clean the dirty laundry, carpet and dust. The Stokeses moved back into their home at 615 Ratone Lane on July 18 after being unable to live there since the end of

  • Editorials | July 27, 2015

    Governor should have known better

    If he likes, Gov. Sam Brownback can continue to make the case that Kansas teachers are overpaid or even adequately paid. But if he’s content to ignore how many of them are leaving jobs in this state for greener pastures, he ought to at

  • Letters | July 27, 2015

    Via Christi is committed to care of disabled children

    To the Editor: I want to thank Joel Jellison for his article on pediatric therapy in Manhattan. No Stone Unturned provides a much-needed service in the area for disabled children. I would just like to add that for more than 15 years, Via Christi Therapy Center

  • Movies | July 27, 2015

    ‘Paper Towns’ is straight ‘coming-of-age’ stuff

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    The new movie “Paper Towns,” based on a John Green novel, is straight “coming-of-age” stuff. Three teenaged boys crash a party, skip school, and take a road trip all in the last days of their high school careers. And at the end of the story,


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