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  • Revenue tops forecast at register of deeds office

    A change in mortgage registration fees hasn’t reduced county revenues as officials originally feared. Riley County register of deeds Debbie Regester said on Tuesday her office took in about $665,000 during the first half of 2015, compared to $637,000 over the same .

  • City Pool expected to reopen Thursday after poop problem

    City Pool in Manhattan was closed Wednesday for biohazard cleaning after a person defecated in it on Tuesday. The pool is expected to reopen Thursday. “Manhattan Parks and Recreation follows CDC recommendations for responding to fecal incidents in chlorinated recreation .

  • Owner cites shifting habits in closing Aggieville store

    The shift from dine-in to delivery by consumers contributed to the decision to close the Pizza Hut in Aggieville, restaurant officials said Tuesday. The Aggieville location will close at 11 p.m. Sunday after being open at 1121 Moro St. since October 1960. .

  • City approves bonds for Manko expansion

    Manhattan city commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved issuing approximately $7.75 million in industrial revenue bonds for Manko Window Systems for a 19,000-square-foot expansion for storage and fabrication space at the facility at 800 Hayes Drive. Manko would make the lease payments to .

  • Sunset Zoo to improve exhibits for big cats, sloth bear

    Sunset Zoo has moved forward with improving its Malaysian tiger, sloth bear and Amur leopard exhibits. Within the consent agenda on Tuesday, the Manhattan City Commission approved a contract for professional architectural services with GLMV Architecture of Wichita for an .

  • Farewell to an Aggieville icon

    Expressions like “nothing lasts forever” or “things change” seem inadequate in the wake of the news Tuesday that the Aggieville Pizza Hut will close permanently Sunday. That’s because the restaurant at 1121 Moro St. isn’t just the Aggieville Pizza .

  • Is Kasich too compassionate to prevail in GOP primaries?

    To the Editor: John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, who has announced his candidacy for election to the presidency of our republic, wants to leave a record of public service that will merit a just reward in heaven on .

  • New movie ‘Trainwreck’ mostly takes care of business G.w.clift1

    Movies directed by Judd Apatow have sold a lot of tickets. “40 Year-Old Virgin,” “Knocked-Up,” “Funny People,” and “This is 40” owe their popularity to talented casts, shambling dialog, some tasteless pandering, and the makers’ desire to go beyond the initial funny .


    John Paul Dollar, 85, of Manhattan, died Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. He was born Oct. 20, 1929, in Guthrie, Oklahoma. He was the son of John and Frances Kotnek Dollar. He had been a resident of Manhattan .


    Elfrieda Daily, 91, died surrounded by her family on Monday, July 20, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. She was born and raised in Andale. She was the daughter of Leo and Elenora (Winter) Hecht. During World War II she .


    Patricia Ann Heptig, 87, of Council Grove, died Monday, July 20, 2015, at Diversicare of Council Grove. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Jan. 22, 1928, in Flush to Gerald and Florence (Riat) Noll. She graduated from Flush High School .


    Robert “Bob” Mitchell Culbertson, 67, of Clay Center, died Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born Feb. 4, 1948, in Mancelona, Michigan, the son of Robert and Lucille (Moore) Culbertson. He served in the U.S. Army from 1971 .


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