Franz Samelson, 91, a professor emeritus of psychology at Kansas State University, died Monday, March 16, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland). His .


    Margaret Ann “Peggy” Findley, 88, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at her home at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan, from age-related causes. Peggy, daughter of the late Ed and Katie (Malloy) Hunzeker, was born Aug. 1, 1926, in Sabetha and was the .


    Rosetta M. Jacobson, 76, of Clay Center, formerly of Waterville, died on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Survivors include her husband Ron; six children, Michael C. (Reta) Jacobson of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Marilyn M. (Tim) White of Enumclaw, .

  • ‘Save the Last Dance,’ movies and more

    Award-winning photographer Noppadol Paothong, the photographer behind Flint Hills Discovery Center’s “Save the Last Dance” exhibition, is making a visit to the FHDC this weekend. Patothong will share inspirational stories on saving grassland grouse. The night will start off .

  • Hawk: Grants will hurt state

    A Manhattan state senator said Wednesday he thinks Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s school finance proposal will hurt education in the state. The Senate voted 25-14 to approve Brownback’s plan, which funds schools with block grants for the next .

  • Unit shifts leadership ahead of deployment to Kuwait Casing1.phatch

    FORT RILEY — It was a bit of “hello, goodbye” for the 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Wednesday morning at Fort Riley. The battalion’s senior noncommissioned officer, Command Sgt. Maj. Evanglish Thomas, said his farewell during a change of responsibility .

  • Committee approves $60M in bonds for KSU’s Seaton Hall

    A House committee Tuesday authorized up to $60 million in bonds for Kansas State University’s Seaton Hall project. The project will renovate and expand the building, which houses the College of Architecture, Planning and Design. Seaton’s east wing was .


    A celebration gathering for Terry Keith will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 at the American Legion, 114 McCall Road in Manhattan. Terry died on Dec. 23, 2014, in Kansas City, Missouri. The Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home is assisting the family with .

  • Officials seeking public comment on HUD grant

    Do you own property in the Wildcat Creek high-risk flood zone? Or rent somewhere in that area, perhaps? If so, officials from Manhattan and the state’s Water Resources Board want to talk with you. Soon. In fact, they really .

  • Riley County school board picks interim superintendent

    The Riley County school board offered Nancy Meyer the position of interim superintendent at a special meeting Monday night. If Meyer agrees to the contract, she will begin her duties in April. Meyer retired as superintendent of Holton USD 336 at .

  • Lower bond denied for man facing 24 charges

    A judge denied a $65,000 bond reduction on Tuesday for a Manhattan man who faces two dozen charges in connection with a series of burglaries. Jeremy Spaur, 30, represented by counsel Larry McCrell via live video stream from the Riley County Jail, .

  • Tallgrass dumps thousands of cans after test run

    Tallgrass Brewing Company made thousands of cans of beer last week that no one will get a chance to experience. Spencer Tomb, a retired Kansas State University biology professor, said he saw the cans at the Riley County Transfer Station .


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