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  • 3 local leaders favor tax cut repeal

    The Kansas Legislature returned to session Wednesday to fix a budget situation that local legislators said they haven’t faced before. Legislators need to address a $400 million shortfall in the 2016 fiscal year budget, which starts in July. To fill that .

  • Commissioners discuss funding for road improvements

    Manhattan’s roads will require more money to repair in the future, city officials say. The Manhattan City Commission began discussions Tuesday about strategies for increasing street maintenance funding, including one that proposes linking a sales-tax increase for street improvements .

  • Committee sends cut list to USD 383 school board

    A USD 383 budget committee ranked its list of priorities for $3.7 million in budget cuts on Tuesday for the Manhattan-Ogden school board next week. The board could decide to cut more or less than that amount, USD 383 business services director Lew .

  • Manhattan man describes Nepal quake

    Ken Neils, of Manhattan, felt the earth shake in Nepal as he was working in a village during the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people. “I’m more of the leader, so the leader needs to be calm, so .

  • Insurance company sues former bar owners over unpaid bond

    An insurance company is seeking more than $40,000 from the owners of Last Chance Inc. for failing to repay a bond. In a three-page lawsuit filed on April 13 in Riley County District Court, Washington International Insurance Company alleges it issued a $44,000 .

  • Local hotels aim to boost weekday visits

    Hotel owners need more weekday business. Manhattan Commissioners on Tuesday reviewed a recent lodging and convention survey during the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau’s quarterly report. Brad Everett, general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn and chairman of the .

  • A festival worth sampling

    With the weather warming nicely and chances for rain this weekend more scattered than certain, many area residents will probably be looking for excuses to get outside. There’s the yard, of course. There’s fishing, boating, parks or simply .

  • Join battle against Parkinson’s

    As National Parkinson’s Awareness Month comes to an end, I would like to share information about the disease. An estimated 4 million to 6 million people worldwide live with Parkinson’s disease, including about 1 million Americans. However, the disease likely affects .

  • Russian ballet troupe delights McCain crowd G.w.clift1

    The town was largely deserted last Sunday. A good portion of the few people still around made their way to K-State’s McCain Auditorium to see the penultimate show of the school year’s series, the ballet “Don Quixote.” Performing .

  • Foreign military officials tour Fort Riley

    Military representatives from more than 30 countries are visiting Fort Riley this week. The officers continued their visit Wednesday as part of the “Spring 2015 Foreign Military Attache Orientation” event, which will last through Thursday. The officers will have the opportunity to .


    Wilma Christine Abitz, 94, of Wheaton, died Monday, April 27, 2015, in Westmoreland.  She was born Jan. 20, 1921, in Wheaton, the daughter of Alfonso and Emma Kohn Kufahl. She married Almon Abitz April 24, 1940. He died April 19, 1997. Wilma was a farmwife and homemaker, taking .


    Eldon Vern Slagle, 94, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan.  The family provided some of the following information. He was born May 12, 1920, the first son of Vern and Ivy (Prose) Slagle, on the old Pickerell place south .


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