Saturday, April 30, 2016


  • Books | April 23, 2016

    All that jazz at the Manhattan Public Library


    Celebrate International Jazz Day this April 30. In 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), designated April 30 as International Jazz Day. Its purpose was to bring communities, schools, artists, historians, academics and jazz enthusiasts from all over the world together to celebrate and learn

  • Track & Field | April 23, 2016

    Wildcats win nine events on final day in Arkansas

    A strong overall team performance saw the Kansas State track and field team earn nine first-place finishes and have one school record broken as competition at the John McDonnell Invitational came to a close on Saturday. Over the course of the weekend, K-State won a

  • Local |Business | April 23, 2016

    Kansas bricks construct buildings around the US

    Let’s go to the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Here we see a beautiful new brick building under construction. Where do you suppose those bricks came from? Would you believe they came from a plant in rural Kansas? Mike Kaiser told

  • Letters | April 23, 2016

    Some perspective helpful on Prince’s contributions

    To the Editor: Sometimes our nation’s values get totally out of whack. One example: All of the media attention given to the musician Prince’s death. One comparison: Compare his contributions to society with those made daily by first-grade teachers who teach youngsters to

  • Obituaries | April 23, 2016


    Willie S. McDonald, 68, Junction City, died April 19, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Willie was born May 6, 1947, in Belle Glade, Florida, to Freddie and Willie Lee (Griston) McDonald. He graduated from Lakeshore High School in

  • Letters | April 23, 2016

    Funding bill is a detour from safe roads, bridges

    To the Editor: About six years ago our state leaders began pulling money from the transportation program to help with the state’s general fund. The T-Works program, supported by all 105 county commissions, allotted $1.5 billion for transportation preservation over a 10-year period. Through the years,

  • Obituaries | April 23, 2016


    Leniel H. “Len” Harbers, 81, Manhattan, died Monday, April 18, 2016, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Len was born Nov. 11, 1934, in LaGrange, Texas, the son of Henry B. and Helen (Krueger) Harbers. Len was raised in LaGrange where

  • Obituaries | April 23, 2016


    Vernon Carl Larson, 93, Manhattan, died April 23, 2016, at Meadowlark Hills Wroten House. He was born April 8, 1923, in Stambough, Michigan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

  • Obituaries | April 23, 2016


    Beau William Miller, 36, Enterprise, died Thursday, April 21, 2016, with his family by his side at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, awaiting a heart transplant.  The family provided some of the following information. Beau was born Aug. 4, 1979, in Abilene, the son of Bill and

  • Manhattan High School | April 23, 2016

    Vikings sweep MHS softball

    The Manhattan High softball team was swept in a doubleheader at Seaman on Friday afternoon, dropping the first game, 7-0, before losing the nightcap, 15-0, in four innings. In Game 1, Seaman scored first with a single run in the bottom of the first inning, then

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