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    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 .


    Earl Gene Peterson, 79, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the St. Francis Health Center in Topeka. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..


    Dwaine L. Mellies, 76, of Clay Center, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the Clay County Medical Center. Graveside inurnment services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Greenwood Cemetery. The Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements..

  • Resident sues housing authority over mold

    A former Apartment Towers resident is filing a lawsuit against the Manhattan Housing Authority because of the building’s mold issues. Maryetta Hubbard started the process of suing the housing authority on April 17 in Riley County District Court by filing .

  • Program brings robots, drones to class Drone1.phatch

    It’s not necessarily weird, but it’s a way to get students interested in science. USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden is using robots and drones to ignite students’ curiosity about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as a part of the initiative .

  • Can the RTA use federal money for air service?

    Q: Can the Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration use federal money to add more air service from Manhattan Regional Airport? A: Sorry, but no. Our new transit agency is stuck squarely on the ground. The RTA is up and running .

  • MHS golf takes 4th at Topeka West

    The Manhattan High boys’ golf team took fourth place at the Topeka West Invitational Monday afternoon at the Topeka Country Club The Indians finished a stroke behind Garden City, which took third place, while Washburn Rural dominated the 22-team field, .

  • Seatbelt use trend impressive

    Sometimes rather than lamenting how far away a certain goal is, it’s helpful to pause and recognize how far one has come. So it is with getting Kansans to wear seatbelts. As Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King announced Monday, .

  • Indians’ Roberts signs with UCM

    Manhattan High senior Savannah Roberts made her college choice official on Friday, signing her letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Central Missouri. Roberts said her cousin played basketball for the Jennies, which helped initiate a connection .

  • Institute again ranks high in sales

    For the fourth consecutive year, the National Strategic Selling Institute in Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration has been named one of the top sales programs in the country by the Sales Education Foundation. “We are so excited .

  • ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’ painful and embarrassing Christopher.conner1

    In “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” Kevin James reprises his hardly reprise worthy role as Paul Blart. Several years after Blart saved his mall from an invasion of criminals, his life is falling apart. His wife serves him with divorce papers .


    Bonita Leah Sprecker Burgman, 86, of Leonardville, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. The family provided some of the following information. She was born June 14, 1928, in Randolph, the daughter of Fred and Hattie (Miller) Bulk. She married Marvin Sprecker .


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