Lifestyle

  • Obituaries | December 30, 2013

    WAYDE BYRD

    Wayde Byrd, 88, of Manhattan, died Sunday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born on July 2, 1925. Complete obituary information and service times are pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for the family through the

  • Obituaries | December 30, 2013

    JOE BEAUDET

    Joe Beaudet, 91, of Manhattan, died Friday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born on April 28, 1922, in Stillwater, Minn. Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Seven Dolors Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph S. Popelka as Celebrant.

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 30, 2013

    Public works director resigns

    Manhattan director of public works Dale Houdeshell will leave at the end of January to take the same position with the city of Clayton, Mo. City manager Ron Fehr made the announcement on Monday, and said Houdeshell’s last day will be Jan. 31. “It is

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 30, 2013

    House fire causes $80,000 in damage

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    A structure fire left five people displaced and caused an estimated $80,000 in damage Sunday night. There were no reported injuries from the fire at 820 Colorado St. to a two-story house converted to an apartment building that resulted in a $20,000 loss to contents and $60,000 in damage

  • Neighbors | December 30, 2013

    Owner of new home store says choosing items you love the key to decorating

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    The secret to home decorating is making your heart sing. Cindy Taggart, owner of Prim and Proper Place, said most people know how to decorate, but they are afraid to make a mistake. “If it makes your heart sing,” she said, “then it will be

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | December 30, 2013

    Counterfeit bills passed at Hy-Vee

    Four people allegedly targeted Hy-Vee at 601 Third Place for fraud by passing counterfeit bills on Friday afternoon. The total estimated loss was $1,750. Details about items purchased were not available. The crime was reported at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday. Police identified suspects Monday morning. No arrests

  • Editorials | December 30, 2013

    Deaths of Graham, Hostetler leave void

    With 2013 coming to a close, we reflect on the numerous long-time Manhattanites who have departed us in the course of the year. A multitude of good, accomplished citizens are no longer with us — some having moved away for greater opportunity or better weather, but many

  • Local |Agriculture | December 30, 2013

    Ag-wise workshop deadline extended

    Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC) and Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) have extended the deadline for three of the four Be Ag-Wise educator training workshops in early 2014. The workshops, which are designed especially for agricultural education presenters at the county level, will give

  • Men's Basketball | December 30, 2013

    Thomas finally debuts for Wildcats

    If the wait felt long for the Kansas State men’s basketball team, just ask Jevon Thomas how long it was for him. (Kansas State’s Jevon Thomas goes up for a shot against Tulane in the second half last Saturday in New York). More

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 29, 2013

    Obama signs budget

    We’re one step closer to NBAF. President Barack Obama this week signed into law a two-year joint budget resolution that approves $404 million for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility to be built in Manhattan. The budget does not guarantee that NBAF will be


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