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  • MHS journalists get chance to cover speech with pros Potus2.phatch

    LAWRENCE — Two local teenagers were among the members of the press covering President Barack Obama’s speech at the University of Kansas Thursday. News editor Madeline Marshall and staff member Maya Minocha of The Mentor, Manhattan High School’s student .

  • District facing $2.75M shortfall

    A school official told the Manhattan-Ogden school board on Wednesday that the district could receive less money from the state and increased health insurance costs in its next budget. USD 383 director of business services Lew Faust said Gov. Sam Brownback’.

  • 3 incumbents file for USD 383 race

    Board members Dave Colburn and Darell Edie and president Leah Fliter announced Wednesday that they intend to run for the USD 383 school board to keep their seats. Board member Curt Herrman is also running along with newcomer Nick Dyer, a 2013 .

  • Wamego-Manhattan bus route now open

    It just got a little easier to travel between Wamego and Manhattan. The Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency, or aTa Bus, in partnership with the Kansas Department of Transportation and Highland Community College-Wamego, started a bus route between the two .

  • Board approves first phase of preschool upgrades

    College Hill Preschool will be getting $174,769 in updates, including a secure entrance that administrators and the Manhattan-Ogden school board have been trying to get for more than a year. Board members unanimously approved a bid from Cheney Construction in Manhattan .

  • County mortgage revenue down

    A Riley County official said county revenue for the first 21 days of 2015 is more than $3,000 below what it was for the same period in 2014 because of changes to state mortgage fees.  Debbie Regester, Riley County register of deeds, on Tuesday .

  • Revenge porn is a betrayal of trust

    We can understand the outrage and embarrassment someone would feel if a nude photograph or video of her — or him — that had been taken consensually but with the intent that it remain private were posted online by an angry ex-spouse .

  • Alabama’s innovative weapons stash might better be used to feed the hungry

    To the Editor: In what may be the forerunner of creative alternatives to guns, a thinking principal of an Alabama middle school has announced a plan for thwarting an intruder to classrooms. She has suggested that students bring cans of .

  • Kindness of strangers is much appreciated

    To the Editor: I always knew that Manhattan was full of wonderful people, but I was given a personal example Sunday, Jan. 18. I fell in my yard and could not get up on my own. The next thing I knew, .

  • Rural nips Indians at home quad Graves 100fly.phatch

    More often than not, when the Manhattan High boys’ swimming and diving team hosts a midweek meet with a handful of area schools, the winner of the meet has long been decided before the final race of the day. In .

  • Indians ready for 3 days in McPherson

    In earning the No. 2 seed at this week’s McPherson Invitational, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team got an opportunity only one other team in the field received. The invite, which began this afternoon, is stacked with good teams. Only .


    John Philip Reed, 89, of Manhattan, formerly of Wamego, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Manhattan. John was born March 9, 1925, in Thurston, N.Y. He was the son of Charles and Margaret Greener Reed.  He served in the United States Army during .


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