Lifestyle

  • Local |Business | December 29, 2013

    Power outages reported

    About 2,100 Manhattan residents were without power Saturday evening in an unexplained outage. Westar Energy and Riley County Police responded to many calls of power outages Saturday. According to the Westar website, 2,094 residents in Riley County were without power as of 7:45 p.m. By 10 p.m.,

  • Local |Business | December 29, 2013

    Breadbasket deals with post-holiday glut of food

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    The Flint Hills Breadbasket is overflowing with food. Executive Director Maribeth Keiffer said right after the holidays, the Manhattan-based food pantry always has an abundance of food, but it doesn’t take long for it to go. “It’s needed every day of the year,”

  • Obituaries | December 29, 2013

    JIMMY BURWELL

    Jimmy Lee Burwell, 71, of Leonardville died Monday at the Clay County Medical Center in Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Aug. 22, 1942, in Hope. He was the son of Johnny and Elma (Kappelman) Burwell. He married Berniece Forrester

  • Obituaries | December 29, 2013

    EVELYN S. DANIELS

    Evelyn S. Daniels, 88, of Manhattan, died Friday at her residence following an extended illness. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on June 10, 1925, in Harlan, Ky. She was the daughter of Emerson and Abbie Harris.  Evelyn was raised in Harlan

  • Obituaries | December 29, 2013

    ROBERT ALTLAND

    Robert W. Altland, 81, of Overland Park died Wednesday. The family provided some of the following information. Robert was born in Woodward, Okla., to Wesley Paul and Ruth Altland. He graduated from Oklahoma A&M, served in Korea and was a Vietnam veteran, having serving

  • Obituaries | December 29, 2013

    JOE BEAUDET

    Joe Beaudet, 91, of Manhattan, died Friday at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Complete obituary information and service times are pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

  • Obituaries | December 29, 2013

    PAT UMSCHEID

    Patricia Ann “Pat” Umscheid, 71, died Tuesday at her residence in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Dec. 14, 1942, in Wamego. She was the daughter of Ross Eugene and Evelyn Ann (Wertzberger) Nichols. On May 9, 1959 she was united in marriage

  • Obituaries | December 29, 2013

    JOHN GRAHAM

    John R. Graham, 68, died Dec. 20 in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. John died peacefully with family by his side. A native Kansan, John was born in Liberal on August 14, 1945, to John Alfred and Doris Fay (Bozarth) Graham. He was raised in

  • Arts, Leisure | December 29, 2013

    New exhibit to feature wood sculptures of late K-State figure

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    Sometimes, a man’s legacy is just too big for its own good. Chester E. “Chet” Peters, who started working at Kansas State in 1953, was the only individual at the university to hold the office of Vice President of Student Affairs. He remained in that

  • Editorials | December 29, 2013

    Al Jazeera comes to America

    Just a very few years ago, if you knew the name Al Jazeera at all, it was because that was the Arabic-language TV network which aired tapes provided by fugitive terrorist Osama bin Laden. It’s doubtful you’d have known where this bandit network


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