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  • Board approves first phase of preschool upgrades

    College Hill Preschool will be getting $174,769 in updates, including a secure entrance that administrators and the Manhattan-Ogden school board have been trying to get for more than a year. Board members unanimously approved a bid from Cheney Construction in Manhattan .

  • County mortgage revenue down

    A Riley County official said county revenue for the first 21 days of 2015 is more than $3,000 below what it was for the same period in 2014 because of changes to state mortgage fees.  Debbie Regester, Riley County register of deeds, on Tuesday .

  • Revenge porn is a betrayal of trust

    We can understand the outrage and embarrassment someone would feel if a nude photograph or video of her — or him — that had been taken consensually but with the intent that it remain private were posted online by an angry ex-spouse .

  • Alabama’s innovative weapons stash might better be used to feed the hungry

    To the Editor: In what may be the forerunner of creative alternatives to guns, a thinking principal of an Alabama middle school has announced a plan for thwarting an intruder to classrooms. She has suggested that students bring cans of .

  • Kindness of strangers is much appreciated

    To the Editor: I always knew that Manhattan was full of wonderful people, but I was given a personal example Sunday, Jan. 18. I fell in my yard and could not get up on my own. The next thing I knew, .

  • Rural nips Indians at home quad Graves 100fly.phatch

    More often than not, when the Manhattan High boys’ swimming and diving team hosts a midweek meet with a handful of area schools, the winner of the meet has long been decided before the final race of the day. In .

  • Indians ready for 3 days in McPherson

    In earning the No. 2 seed at this week’s McPherson Invitational, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team got an opportunity only one other team in the field received. The invite, which began this afternoon, is stacked with good teams. Only .


    John Philip Reed, 89, of Manhattan, formerly of Wamego, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Manhattan. John was born March 9, 1925, in Thurston, N.Y. He was the son of Charles and Margaret Greener Reed.  He served in the United States Army during .


    Rose Marie Morrison, 89, died on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. She was the beloved wife of Ken, loving mother of John and Paul and daughter-in-law Carole, cherished grandmother of Gregory and Andrew. She was preceded .


    Rick D. Stephens, 64, of El Dorado, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at his home. Rick’s life began on Feb. 7, 2015 in Harrison, Ark. He was the son of Ernest Denzil and Charlene (Smith) Stephens. He served his country in the United States .


    Harold Bierbaum, 93, of Barnes, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at the Linn Community Nursing Home. He was born on Dec. 27, 1921, on the family farm at Barnes. He was the son of George and Amelia (Hadde) Bierbaum. He was a lifetime farmer in .


    Pauline F. Adolph, 87, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan surrounded by her family. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Sept. 23, 1927, in White City. She was the daughter .


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