Saturday, February 13, 2016


  • Editorials | August 25, 2014

    It’s our own ideals we fail to meet

    Surprise, surprise. Russia, China, Iran, Egypt and other nations with abysmal civil rights records have pounced on the shooting death by a police officer of an unarmed black teenager and the subsequent riots and police crackdown in Ferguson, Mo., as evidence of U.S. hypocrisy.

  • Arts & Leisure | August 25, 2014

    Rockabilly band offers listeners their money’s worth


    In the last year, Manhattanites have twice gotten the chance to hear local concerts by well-known survivors of the 1980s Rockabilly revival. Brian Setzer brought his big band to the McCain stage last December. Last Friday we saw Reverend Horton Heat in the Wareham Theater.

  • Obituaries | August 25, 2014


    Delbert Harlan Simon, 85, of Alma, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Topeka. He was born Jan. 9, 1929, in rural Alma.  He served in the United States Army. Delbert operated the family dairy and farm until his retirement in 1993.  He married Virginia Mae Anderson on June 18, 1950, in

  • Obituaries | August 25, 2014


    Rosa Jones, 69, of Manhattan, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center. Services are pending with Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation, Manhattan.

  • Obituaries | August 25, 2014


    Frederick M. Doza, 84, of Leonardville, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Funeral services are pending with Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home, Riley.

  • Local |Business | August 24, 2014

    Aggieville planning blowout for 125th

    Aggieville is planning a big bash next month to celebrate its 125th birthday. Kansas’ oldest business district will mark the occasion by closing down Moro for a street fair and dance Sept. 20. The festivities will include a 63-foot Ferris wheel in the Varney’s Bookstore

  • Arts & Leisure | August 24, 2014

    Bridal expo, hypnotist, Irish dancers and more

    TODAY Flint Hills Bridal Expo, noon-4 p.m. Featuring wedding professionals from the area showcasing their services. Four Points by Sheridan.   The Columbian Theatre celebrates the 10th anniversary of “Hoo Haw,” 2 p.m. Hoo Haw is a comedy performance sure to make you laugh.

  • Local |Business | August 24, 2014

    Kicking up their boots, raising funds at Cattle Baron’s Ball


    Combine equal parts dancing, drinks and food with friends and a scenic view, then stir in fundraising for a worthy cause. That was the Cattle Baron’s Ball on Saturday night. Now in its fifth year, the event attracted more than 400 cowboys and cowgirls to

  • Local |Business | August 24, 2014

    Viral challenge for ALS floods Manhattan


    A wave of ice bucket challenge videos is flooding the nation, and not even Manhattan is safe. Everyone from former President George W. Bush to Justin Timberlake is pouring buckets of cold water over their heads to raise awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,

  • August 24, 2014

    Museum shows how WWI continues to affect the present


    KANSAS CITY, MO. – Standing on the glass bridge that carries you back a full century, you cannot miss the sea of reddish-gold poppies beneath you. There are 9,000 of the artificial flowers, each one representing a thousand members of the military who died in World War

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