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  • Obituaries | January 12, 2014


    Francis Michael Strunk, 84, of Wamego, died Friday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was a long-time resident of the area. The family provided some of the following information. Francis was born Dec. 28, 1929, in St. Marks. He was the son of Joseph and

  • January 12, 2014


    Ora Catherine “Katie” Smith, 82, a longtime Manhattan resident, died Jan. 3 at the Kansas City Hospice. The family provided some of the following information. She was born May 15, 1931, in Grancer, Ky. She was the daughter of Walker E. and Ruie I. (Embry) Sutton. Mrs. Smith provided

  • Obituaries | January 12, 2014


    Helen Delores Ringel, 83, of Alma, died Friday. She was a life-long resident of the Alma area. The family provided some of the following information. Delores was born May 3, 1930, in Wamego. She was the daughter of Loren and Frances (Merryman) Kaenel. She attended local schools and

  • Obituaries | January 12, 2014


    Hobart Paul Boles, 95, of Huntsville, Ala., died Thursday. He was born in Brandsville, Mo., and was married to the former Donnie Hutchinson. She preceded him in death. He received an AB in biology and education in 1939, MS in biology from Kansas State University in 1947 and

  • Manhattan High School | January 12, 2014

    Fiser leads MHS girls past Shawnee Heights, 66-43

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    As a reserve guard the last two seasons, Molly Fiser knows she has more to offer the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team than just her accuracy from long range. In Friday’s 66-43 win over Shawnee Heights, she showed she’s more than just a

  • Manhattan High School | January 12, 2014

    T-Birds hand MHS boys their first loss of the season

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    In each of the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team’s five wins this season, they’ve had a comfortable lead for most of the fourth quarter en route to double-digit wins. While head coach Tim Brooks enjoyed the relaxed wins, he wondered how his team

  • Local |Business | January 12, 2014

    Action Pact takes elder care to new level

    Action Pact, a Manhattan-based company internationally known for innovations in senior living, announces a landmark partnership with Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Mo., just north of Kansas City, Mo., and Healthy Living Centers of America to build the nation’s first healthy living community specifically designed

  • Local |Business | January 12, 2014

    New team member at ESB Financial

    ESB Financial in Manhattan hired Darla Allen to be its new client service representative. Her primary duties include new account relationships and teller responsibilities.  Allen hails from Westmoreland where she and her husband, John, and three children John, Evan and Kaitlynn reside.

  • Local |Business | January 12, 2014

    Stewart hires investment rep

    Janet Galloway, investment advisor representative of Stewart Advisory Services, LLC is the newest member of the team.  She holds Series 65 securities license and is a member of the Financial Planning Association.  Galloway received her bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in business

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 12, 2014

    12-year renovation complete at statehouse

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    An extensive, 12-year renovation on the state capitol was finally completed last week in Topeka, just in time for the start of the legislative session Monday. In addition to replacing the building’s copper dome, the $332 million project, which began in December 2001, included updates to

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