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  • Obituaries | November 25, 2014

    WILLIAM GRIGGS

    William Eugene Griggs, 82, a longtime Manhattan resident, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at his son’s residence near Abilene. He was born June 25, 1932, in Fresno, Calif., the son of Robert Edmond and Elizabeth Olive (Porter) Griggs. Mr. Griggs retired from the United States Army on Jan. 1, 1973, as

  • Obituaries | November 25, 2014

    BARBARA COONROD

    Barbara Coonrod, 93, of Manhattan, died early morning Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan. She was born on Dec. 7, 1920, in Salina, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Southworth) Stevens. Complete obituary information and service times are pending and will be announced by the

  • Obituaries | November 25, 2014

    JOSE RIVERA-RIOS

    Jose Luis Rivera-Rios, 81, of Junction City, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. Jose was born Sept. 18, 1933, in Cidra, Puerto Rico, the son of Juan B. and Alejandrina (Rios) Rivera. Jose came to Junction City when he joined the U.S. Army and

  • Obituaries | November 25, 2014

    THOMAS A. HARTLOFF

    Thomas A. “Tom” Hartloff, 76, of Blue Rapids, died at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Tom was born Sept. 3, 1938, to Eva L. (Warner) and John R. Hartloff in Wamego. He graduated from Wamego High School, then joined the U.S. Air Force.&

  • Editorials | November 25, 2014

    Don’t consolidate Kansas elections

    Consolidating elections — moving spring municipal and school board elections to the fall — was a lousy idea last year and it’s a lousy idea this year. Unfortunately, that hasn’t kept the Kansas Legislature from considering the idea. At a legislative committee hearing last week,

  • Letters | November 25, 2014

    Patronize local merchants on Small Business Saturday

    To the Editor;: The holiday shopping season officially kicks off Thanksgiving week with big-box stores promoting special Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday supporting shopping on-line.  Sitting between these two big shopping days is Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting the small

  • Men's Basketball | November 25, 2014

    Foster, Cats hold off Purdue in Maui

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    Marcus Foster went from his worst, to his best. Foster was 1 of 13 from the field last Friday in a loss to Long Beach State, but he came up big on Monday when his team needed him in the opening game of the Maui Invitational. Foster

  • Women's Basketball | November 25, 2014

    Martin gets her shot early with K-State

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    Shaelyn Martin had a plan this season. The freshman from Salina had hoped to make it into the Kansas State starting lineup at some point this year. She thought it was a possibility, or at least it was something she would work toward. But that

  • Neighbors | November 24, 2014

    Hobby becomes community service for LaGrange

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    Since retiring from the Army, it’s safe to say Col. Gary LaGrange has been a busy bee. He’s also been a bee keeper. LaGrange has 32 bee hives scattered throughout the area, with four hives at Sunset Zoo and another set at Meadowlark Hills

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 24, 2014

    Pool parking on agenda

    The Manhattan City Commission will discuss options on Tuesday for City Park’s pool parking lot and pedestrian improvements. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. There will be no votes at the meeting. There are two options, which will cost $1.154 or $1.189


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