Monday, May 30, 2016


  • Obituaries | May 24, 2016


    Neal Leland Harrison, 88, Lynnwood, Washington, died Sunday, May 15, 2016. The family provided some of the following information. Neal was born May 25, 1927, in Riley County, to the late Roger B. and Hermina (Quantic) Harrison. He married Priscilla Elaine Adams on June 23, 1948, in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

  • Obituaries | May 24, 2016


    Michael “Mike” Allen Kelley, 56, Manhattan, died Monday, May 23, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Mike served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant First Class during Desert Storm and was a Tank Commander with

  • Obituaries | May 24, 2016


    Arthur Eugene Leonard, 52, died Saturday, May 21, 2016, at his home in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Art was born Aug. 20, 1963, in Manhattan, the son of Irwin and Lorraine Leonard. He is survived by his sisters, Sandra Mathews of St. George, Linda Miller

  • Obituaries | May 24, 2016


    Faye D. Brickei, 94, of Olsburg died Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Leonardville Nursing Home, where she had resided since 2008. She was born March 2, 1922, near Ogden, the daughter of Floyd and Dell Springer. Faye was married to Melvin Brickei on June 1, 1936. Together they raised three children, Gerald Brickei

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 23, 2016

    County to rewrite zoning guidelines

    Riley County Planning and Development officials will rewrite the county’s zoning and subdivision guidelines in coming months. County planning and development director Monty Wedel told county commissioners Monday his department has hired a community development consulting company called LSL Planning based in Northglenn, Colorado,

  • Local |Education | May 23, 2016

    Speaker encourages MHS graduates to work together


    Nathan McClendon apologized to his classmates because he does not believe any of them are special. “Typically a graduation speaker … will say you are all special snowflakes, unique individuals and that if you follow your heart you will achieve your dreams,” he said. “This is

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 23, 2016

    Initial 2017 budget calls for $10M increase

    The Manhattan City Commission will have its first budget work session Tuesday. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The initial 2017 budget is nearly $148.2 million, an increase of 6.7 percent, or about $10 million, from this year’s budget. The proposed budget has a mill

  • Neighbors | May 23, 2016

    Pastor up to challenge of growing local congregation


    The pastor of Redemption Lutheran Church knows about hard work. In addition to Allen Brakke’s duties as pastor, he serves as an on-call chaplain at Via Christi Hospital, substitute teaches three to four days a week for the Manhattan-Ogden and Geary County school districts

  • Local |Business | May 23, 2016

    DVD rental store Digital Shelf to close May 31

    Digital Shelf is going out of business after 16 years. The DVD rental store’s last day will be May 31. It will stop renting on Wednesday and remain open after that to sell the rest of its DVDs and furnishings. Store manager Chris Frank said the

  • Editorials | May 23, 2016

    Challenges await high school grads

    For most area adults, this is just another Monday in May. For hundreds of others, especially certain young adults, this is the first Monday since they became high school graduates. (For others who graduated last week, of course, it’s the second Monday, but they

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