Monday, October 5, 2015


  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | September 30, 2015

    K-State recognizes MHS teachers for their military service

    Some Manhattan High teachers received a surprise visit during second period Wednesday morning. Ed Chandler, economics and U.S. history teacher; David Jordan, AP European history teacher; Pat McKiney, social studies teacher; and Eunice Rivera, English as a second language teacher, received recognition from Kansas

  • Local |Business | September 30, 2015

    Hartford Hill to add 500 to 600 homes to city’s west side

    Construction on a major new development project in Manhattan is set to begin next year. Plans for the 320-acre site — located northwest of Grand Mere and Colbert Hills and previously used for grazing land — include around 212 acres of low- to medium-density residential housing, an office

  • Editorials | September 30, 2015

    County right to seek repeal of tax lid

    Here’s hoping members of the Riley County Commission remain committed to seeking repeal of the local property tax lid that the Kansas Legislature approved in June. That action was an unnecessary provision in a bill raising sales and cigarette taxes to help balance a

  • Manhattan High School | September 30, 2015

    MHS soccer beats Wichita South, 5-0


    Playing at Bishop Stadium against Wichita South, recent history would suggest the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team would beat its opponent handily on Tuesday evening. That was eventually the case in a 5-0 Manhattan win, but the pesky Titans kept things close for 60 minutes as

  • Movies | September 30, 2015

    ‘Everest’ offers considerable adventure for non-climbers


    Everybody knows Sir Edmund Hillary said he climbed Mount Everest “Because it is there.” Except that the first conqueror of the mountain didn’t say that. It was something English climber George Mallory said. And he died trying to reach the peak of Everest in 1924.

  • Columns | September 30, 2015

    Education and wishful thinking

    Kansas education officials recently released a report that indicates a majority of the state’s public school students are not academically prepared for college, according to scores on standardized English and mathematics tests given last spring. Inevitably, the calls for increased educational funding will be

  • Manhattan High School | September 30, 2015

    Indians fifth at Topeka West invitational

    Bolstered by a pair of strong performances in singles, the Manhattan High girls’ tennis team took fifth place at the 10-team Topeka West Invitational on Tuesday afternoon. Singles players Cathy Lei and Lexi Bieker each lost their first match of the season playing in the

  • Local | September 30, 2015

    City investigating possible violations at two apartment complexes


    Perhaps it was just a bit of poor wording, a simple misunderstanding between client and real estate agent. There could be a less-generous interpretation, however, and that possibility has spurred city officials into investigating whether Manhattan’s zoning codes were violated. The property owner currently

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 30, 2015

    Ex-KSU student gets nearly 8 years in steroid case

    A former K-State student was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly eight years in prison for possessing anabolic steroids, and the man’s recalcitrance drew harsh words from Riley County District Judge John Bosch. Grant Hamel, 23, was one of four people arrested in February after a

  • Local | September 30, 2015

    Ruptured gas line leads to evacuation

    A natural gas line rupture led to the evacuation of six homes Tuesday afternoon in Manhattan. Manhattan Fire Department Chief Scott French said firefighters were dispatched to 916 Pottawatomie Ave. at 2:44 p.m. after workers from Westar Energy accidentally ruptured the 2-inch service line. French said

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