Monday, October 5, 2015


  • Obituaries | May 02, 2014


    Ruth Ann Grothjan, 91, Wamego, died Wednesday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House of Manhattan. Ruth was born on her family’s farm near Wamego on March 14, 1923, the daughter of Julius C. and Alberta K. (Vinnedge) Sauer. She attended Wamego schools and graduated from Wamego High

  • Movies | May 02, 2014

    For a horror movie, ‘The Quiet Ones’ is less than scary


    Ghost stories, they say, are always about history. A lot of the movie business is comforted and prompted by its own back pages. So guess what happens when a historic movie brand makes horror movies. In the case of the new horror film “The Quiet

  • Arts, Leisure | May 02, 2014

    Jazz sensation Eldar to play free concert in Topeka

    TOPEKA — Topeka Jazz Workshop, Inc., will present the Eldar Djangirov jazz trio Sunday, June 22, from 3-4:30 p.m. at White Concert Hall on the Washburn University campus. The concert is free and open to the public.  “This event is made possible by our generous

  • May 01, 2014

    ‘Brick Mansions’ barely escapes being a complete flop


    At least French action picture specialist Luc Besson and his collaborators refrained from selling their new movie, “Brick Mansions,” as a tribute to its star, the late Paul Walker. A dedication to Walker appears at the end of the brief film, bringing it up to

  • Local |Business | May 01, 2014

    Organizers hoping for biggest-yet Sampler in Wamego


    Sunshine and warm temperatures could make this year’s Kansas Sampler Festival the biggest yet, said festival director Julie Roller. Roller said Wamego — which won the bid to host the event for this year and next and is the smallest town to ever host it —

  • Local |Education | May 01, 2014

    MHS assistant principal resigns

    Manhattan High School’s east campus assistant principal Charlie Sprott has resigned from his position, and senior class assistant principal Dave Holloway will take over starting in the fall. Sprott is moving to Texas where his wife, Katherine Sprott, received a job at Lamar University,

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | May 01, 2014

    Officials propose 2015 joint projects

    Officials revealed proposed 2015 city/university fund projects Wednesday. Cindy Bontrager, K-State vice president for administration and finance, said this year’s projects are heavier on the city side. The city/university committee didn’t have enough members to vote on the $628,000 proposal at the meeting,

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 01, 2014

    Harms to lead kinesiology dept.

    Craig Harms, professor and authority on exercise physiology, has been named head of the kinesiology department in Kansas State University’s College of Human Ecology. The appointment is effective June 8. “I am very excited that Dr. Craig Harms will step into the role of head

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 01, 2014

    Sewer study approved

    Riley County commissioners gave Special Projects Director Monty Wedel the go-ahead to research sewer and other infrastructure upgrades/extensions within a 20-acre area of land directly north of Tuttle Creek Boulevard and east of Marlatt Avenue and Thomas Ward Road Thursday morning. Wedel told commissioners

  • May 01, 2014

    Depth leads Indians to home win


    In one of the larger home meets of the season, the Manhattan High girls’ swimming and diving team beat out five other teams for first place on Wednesday at the KSU Natatorium. The Indians pulled out the win despite battling illness among some of its

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