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  • November 23, 2014


    Carol A. DeGraff, 66, of Manhattan, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills-Wroten House in Manhattan. She was born on April 3, 1948, in Manhattan, the daughter of Charles E. and Donna R. (Moehlman) Sowell. Survivors include three daughters: Dawn Reid-Gross, St. George; Dennice D. Boyd, Manhattan; and

  • Obituaries | November 23, 2014


    Jane Kenyon, 63, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Jane was born on March 8, 1951, in Tulsa, Okla., the daughter of John William & Flora L. (Beaver) McPhail.  Jane graduated from Tulsa Central High School

  • Obituaries | November 23, 2014


    Armin Henry Olson, 92 of Green, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. The family provided the following information. Armin was born on Sept. 7, 1922, in Clay Center, the son of Clyde W. and Maude Alta (Daniels) Olson, and for two years lived on a farm

  • Obituaries | November 23, 2014


    Kenneth D. Webber, 82, of Berryton, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. The family provided the following information. He was born May 5, 1932, in Leonardville, the son of Laurence J. and Elizabeth J. Wagonrodt Webber. He graduated from Leonardville Rural High School in 1950 and attended Kansas State University. Kenneth was

  • Obituaries | November 23, 2014


    Esther Dornes Roberts, 93, of Manhattan, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the Collins House in Meadlowlark Hills in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Esther was born Jan. 27, 1921, in rural Geary County to Emil and Cora Sisson Dornes, the youngest of five daughters.  She graduated

  • Columns | November 23, 2014

    Obama’s climate deal clearly favors China

    President Obama’s recent trip to China raised the hopes of those who long to reduce carbon emissions, but it upset diplomats concerned about the sloppiness of the main agreement — at least from the American side. The two countries together account for about 40 percent of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 21, 2014

    New 911 system to cost $423,000

    Riley County will have a new 911 system by year’s end, after commissioners approved an emergency upgrade at a Thursday meeting. The commission, based off guidance from Emergency Management Director Pat Collins, decided to go with Topeka Mobile Comm/Commenco, which quoted a system upgrade

  • Local |Education | November 21, 2014

    MHS coping with English teacher’s death

    Grief counseling is available for Manhattan High School students and staff after the death of English teacher Jane Kenyon Thursday. “She loved kids and loved her job and loved her colleagues,” MHS Principal Greg Hoyt said Friday morning. Kenyon, 63, was a language arts teacher and

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 21, 2014

    Residents, leaders support comprehensive plan draft

    Residents and area commissioners supported the drafts and maps of the area’s 20-year comprehensive plan during meetings on Wednesday and Thursday. The City of Manhattan, and Riley and Pottawatomie counties are partners in Manhattan Area 2035, the plan to update the area’s comprehensive and

  • Movies | November 21, 2014

    ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ an oddly quiet gross-out movie


    I got a laugh out of the Farrelly brothers’ new movie “Dumb and Dumber To.” Notice that it isn’t “Too” or “Two.” You see, the idea is that the whole thing is going to be so stupid we will find it humorous. But that

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