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  • Fort Riley ceremony marks symbolic end of combat team Deactivation2.phatch

    FORT RILEY — One of the Big Red One’s brigades on Thursday cased its colors, a symbolic gesture that concludes nine years of action after deployments to the Middle East, southwest Asia and Africa. The 1st Infantry Division’s 4th .

  • Shannon: Outside students welcome

    USD 383 superintendent Robert Shannon said Wednesday that Manhattan-Ogden should continue to allow out-of-district students the chance to attend district schools despite changes to the state’s school finance formula. Shannon shared his opinion with the Manhattan-Ogden school board during its .

  • Commissioners voice displeasure with KPERS bills

    The Riley County Commission will state its opposition to bills circulating in the Legislature regarding the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System (KPERS). County counselor Clancy Holeman said Thursday that he will draft a letter for the commissioners to sign and .

  • District to replace books, computers

    Some USD 383 students will have new math textbooks next year and the district will purchase about 400 computers to replace older technology. The Manhattan-Ogden school board approved the purchases at its Wednesday meeting. The district will spend $83,911 on 480 high school math .

  • Town Center expected to demolish Sears store

    Manhattan Town Center will soon apply to demolish the site of the former Sears store, a sign that mall officials are closer to announcing a new tenant. City manager Ron Fehr told the Riley County Commission on Thursday that mall .

  • Colorado man dies at rest stop on I-70

    JUNCTION CITY — Authorities say a Colorado man who was moving to Florida was found dead at a rest stop near Manhattan on Tuesday. The Geary County Sheriff’s office says 47-year-old Keith Morrison of Aurora, Colorado, was found dead Tuesday .

  • Success elusive in talks with Iran

    Americans shouldn’t fault President Barack Obama for trying everything within reason to persuade, cajole or force Iran to give up a nuclear weapons program that it denies even exists. Maybe the most recent extension in negotiations will result in .

  • USD 378 voters can move ‘Falcons Forward’

    To the Editor: Though we are currently making our home in the Green Bay area, many of our friends and family members are patrons of Riley County schools. As graduates of Riley County High School and with the intent to .

  • Dodson wants what’s best for the entire community

    To the Editor: I have known Gen. Mike Dodson for many years. He was in the U.S. Army for 37 years, and I got to know him quite well when he was the commanding general at Fort Riley in the 1990.

  • Let’s rise above personal attacks and name-calling

    To the Editor: When I read former Manhattan City Commissioner and Mayor Jim Sherow’s April first letter, I thought it was an April Fool’s prank. When I realized it wasn’t, I was saddened that a former elected .

  • JOHN THOMAS WHITED

    John Thomas Whited, 75, of Manhattan, died on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Chesapeake, Virginia. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of the late James and Viola Whited. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Helga Whited, and his son, Thomas .

  • MIKE MARKS

    Michael L. “Mike” Marks, 66, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born Nov. 22, 1948, in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home..





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