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  • Obituaries | December 17, 2014


    Michelle L. Phillips, 68, of Overland Park, died on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Michelle was born August 4, 1946, in Chicago, Ill., to William and Barbara Racek. Michelle is survived by her husband of 44 years, Clyde W. Phillips; daughters Janelle Phillips and Jill Alexis Cook; grandson Jack H. Cook; sisters

  • Obituaries | December 17, 2014


    Dorothy Schroth Hanson, 89, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at the Cloud County Health Center in Concordia after a short illness. The family provided the following information. Dorothy was born on Christmas Day, 1924, in Beloit, the daughter of Fred J. and Margaret Specht Schroth, she was the fifth

  • Area Schools | December 17, 2014

    Hanover 81, BV-Randolph 33

    At Randolph, Hanover didn’t give Blue Valley much of a chance to compete on Tuesday, defeating the Rams, 81-33.

  • Area Schools | December 17, 2014

    Rock Creek 58, St. Marys 31

    At St. Marys, Rock Creek picked up its fourth win of the season on Tuesday, beating St. Marys, 58-21.

  • Manhattan High School | December 16, 2014

    Indians stay undefeated, beat Great Bend

    Despite seeing its double-digit lead trimmed to two in the second quarter, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team turned it on in the second half for a comfortable 61-45 win over Great Bend on Tuesday night. Manhattan’s Garrett Francis hit a 3-pointer at the

  • Manhattan High School | December 16, 2014

    MHS girls pull away late against Panthers

    The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team overcame a sluggish first half to pull away from Great Bend in the fourth quarter and stay undefeated on the season Tuesday night in a 72-57 win. The Indians led 29-26 at halftime but led by nine after three

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | December 16, 2014

    Website replaces watch program

    The Riley County Police Department on Monday announced plans to replace Neighborhood Watch program with a social media website,  The current Neighborhood Watch program will end Dec. 31, and the RCPD will implement Nextdoor on Jan. 5, said Matt Droge, public information officer. “Neighborhood Watch

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 16, 2014

    Man receives 30-month jail sentence in teen’s death

    A Leonardville man was sentenced on Monday for his role in the death of a Riley teen. Garrett Olson, 20, appeared Monday in front of Judge Meryl Wilson in Riley County District Court. As part of a plea agreement, Olson will serve a 30-month sentence in

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 16, 2014

    Landlord raises abandoned property issue at law board

    The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday discussed concerns with the Landlord Tenant Act raised in last month’s law board meeting.  The issue stems from a public comment by landlord Roger Seymour who said he had had concerns about taking over tenants’

  • Local |Education | December 16, 2014

    Board to consider 1-year lease extension proposal

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider extending the lease for a building that houses its adult education programs. The issue will be brought to the board at a 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting. According to agenda information, ICON Investments, the owner of the property where USD 383’

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