• Commissioners aim to take out the trash

    Pottawatomie County may soon be looking for a legal remedy to trash and junk-filled properties in the county. The issue was discussed briefly Monday when Scott Schwinn, county sanitarian, told county commissioners he had received complaints about the accumulation of .

  • MHS hosts league-leading T-Birds tonight

    If Manhattan High is going to be a factor in either the boys’ or girls’ Centennial League races through the end of February, winning tonight’s games against Shawnee Heights is pivotal. Both Indian squads are a game behind the .

  • Activist talks about strategies for education Geoffreycanada.phatch

    Geoffrey Canada likes to experiment. It was his experimentation in education that won him recognition for his efforts to “save children” in Harlem. “All I wanted to do was save my kids in Harlem and I didn’t think anyone .

  • Police arrest 3 for ‘tagging’ buildings with spray paint

    A search warrant on Thursday helped lead to the arrest of three people who vandalized buildings in Manhattan, Kansas State University and Pottawatomie County.  Since October 2014, more than 25 buildings have been vandalized with spray paint. Riley County police estimate damage .

  • GLENN LAKE

    Glenn Walter Lake, 79, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Health Center in Topeka. Glenn was born on July 28, 1935, in Geary County, the son of Charles and Rachel Schiller Lake. He married Glenna Zieber on Sept. 3, 1961, in Alta Vista. Glenn .

  • Manhattan’s Bammes to coach at BCCC

    Manhattan native Mike Bammes has been named head wrestling coach at Barton County Community College. Bammes will the first coach in the program’s history in Great Bend after spending the last two years as a graduate assistant at Fort .

  • Don’t raise speed limit for passing

    Let’s not legitimize speeding in Kansas — on interstates, other divided highways or on two-lane highways. Particularly on two-lane highways. A couple of legislators from small central Kansas towns, one in Russell County and another in Rooks County, have proposed .

  • WILLIAM WISKE

    William Wiske, 30, of Wamego, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in a work-related accident. He was born March 1, 1984, in Medicine Lodge. He was the son of Bill and Cheryl (Smith) Wiske. William is survived by his parents; fiancee Dakota and son Jaxxson Baker; .

  • HELEN KOPPENHEFFER

    Helen Rae Fleming Koppenheffer, 79, of Wamego, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Valley Vista Good Samaritan Center. Helen was born April 27, 1935. She was the daughter of Clifford and Margaret Schumacher Julien. She married Verne “PJ” Fleming on Nov. 14, 1953. He died on Aug. 13, 1983. .

  • ‘Bustown’ comes to Chapman Theater at K-State G.w.clift1

    It’s a post-apocalyptic world on the stage of Chapman Theater in Nichols Hall through Feb. 15. Deb Brunner’s set—all old tires and stacked up Ford body sections, bench seats and a fire pit—recall the world of “The .

  • Problems in state offices reflect inadequate funding

    To the Editor: Four years ago my elderly parents moved to Manhattan from another state. Since they were no longer driving, they needed an ID card issued by the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Remembering long waits where I used .

  • MARGARET ‘TOBY’ POTTER

    Margaret L. “Toby” Potter, 66, of Manhattan, died quietly at Meadowlark Hills on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. She was born in Pratt on Dec. 6, 1948. She attended public school in Wamego and Manhattan and worked briefly after finishing school. Toby was married to Perry .





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