• District to replace books, computers

    Some USD 383 students will have new math textbooks next year and the district will purchase about 400 computers to replace older technology. The Manhattan-Ogden school board approved the purchases at its Wednesday meeting. The district will spend $83,911 on 480 high school math .

  • Town Center expected to demolish Sears store

    Manhattan Town Center will soon apply to demolish the site of the former Sears store, a sign that mall officials are closer to announcing a new tenant. City manager Ron Fehr told the Riley County Commission on Thursday that mall .

  • Colorado man dies at rest stop on I-70

    JUNCTION CITY — Authorities say a Colorado man who was moving to Florida was found dead at a rest stop near Manhattan on Tuesday. The Geary County Sheriff’s office says 47-year-old Keith Morrison of Aurora, Colorado, was found dead Tuesday .

  • Success elusive in talks with Iran

    Americans shouldn’t fault President Barack Obama for trying everything within reason to persuade, cajole or force Iran to give up a nuclear weapons program that it denies even exists. Maybe the most recent extension in negotiations will result in .

  • USD 378 voters can move ‘Falcons Forward’

    To the Editor: Though we are currently making our home in the Green Bay area, many of our friends and family members are patrons of Riley County schools. As graduates of Riley County High School and with the intent to .

  • Dodson wants what’s best for the entire community

    To the Editor: I have known Gen. Mike Dodson for many years. He was in the U.S. Army for 37 years, and I got to know him quite well when he was the commanding general at Fort Riley in the 1990.

  • Let’s rise above personal attacks and name-calling

    To the Editor: When I read former Manhattan City Commissioner and Mayor Jim Sherow’s April first letter, I thought it was an April Fool’s prank. When I realized it wasn’t, I was saddened that a former elected .


    John Thomas Whited, 75, of Manhattan, died on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Chesapeake, Virginia. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of the late James and Viola Whited. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Helga Whited, and his son, Thomas .


    Michael L. “Mike” Marks, 66, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born Nov. 22, 1948, in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home..


    Adaleigh Marie-Kay Ford was stillborn on Monday, March 30, 2015, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. Her parents are Kristophor Ford and Bayli Ritzert, both of Erie. Her grandparents are Jack and Christie Ford of Erie and Annita Ritzert of .

  • Marshall staying at Wichita State

    Alabama’s courtship of Gregg Marshall is over. The Wichita State coach agreed to a deal on Wednesday that ensured he would return for the 2015-16 season, and possibly beyond. Marshall agreed to a seven-year deal with Wichita State, earning $3.3 .

  • Coggins resigns from K-State staff Cogginscolor.phatch

    Kansas State women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mittie announced on Wednesday that assistant coach Claire Coggins has resigned from her position on the staff and a search for her replacement will begin immediately. “We appreciate the hard work that .


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