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  • What local elected officials do matters; get registered to vote and get involved

    To the Editor: We are going to be electing people for the Manhattan City Commission and the USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden School Board on April 7. The decisions of these two groups of elected officials have a major effect on the lives of .

  • You will have less of valued state services

    To the Editor: Regardless of whether any given individual thinks the governor is right, wrong or somewhere in the middle with respect to the budget policies he has established, services will decrease. Education may be first, and more dramatic, but .

  • ROBERT W. SMAIL

    Dr. Robert W. “Bob” Smail, 88, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at his residence. He was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Britton, South Dakota. Complete obituary and service information will be announced at a later date by Irvin Parkview Funeral Home & Cremations..

  • JOHN J. SCHOMAKER

    John J. Schomaker, 69, of Wamego, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. John was born on Sept. 27, 1945, the son of Bernard and Minnie (Wells) Schomaker in Humboldt. He is survived by his wife, Betty; three daughters: Micki Schomaker, Kristi (.

  • MELODY A. BOLTZ

    Melody A. “Judy” Boltz, 65, of Alma, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at her home. Her family provided the following information. Melody was born Jan. 21, 1950, in Council Grove, the daughter of Raymond and Sherry (Matthews) Andres. She graduated from Manhattan High School with .

  • BERNEICE FAYE ROBERTSON

    Berneice Faye Robertson, 73, of Wamego, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Wamego. She was born Jan. 21, 1942, in Freedom, Oklahoma, the daughter of Ernest and Vona Feland Stewart.  Berneice was a homemaker and day care provider in her home for 26 years. She .

  • Wildcats reach new low at TCU Webercolor.phatch

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Kansas State’s season hit another low point Wednesday. They’re beginning to pile up now. In a year that has seen the Wildcats bench their star player, suspend him and another player later and struggle to .

  • K-State looks to reverse course vs. OU

    Time is running out on the Kansas State women’s basketball team to make its final push for the postseason. The Wildcats’ hot streak is officially over, as they’ve now lost two in a row — at home to Texas .

  • Krause’s walk-off hit backs up Griep’s complete game

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — With the game tied at two apiece, Danny Krause delivered a bases-loaded, walk-off RBI single to back up a complete-game effort by Nate Griep Thursday, as Kansas State beat Utah, 3-2, at Surprise Stadium. After Griep twirled his .

  • Driver under influence in crash that killed unborn child

    Riley County police gathered syringes, pills and illegal narcotics at the scene of a two-vehicle accident in May that officials say caused the death of an unborn child, according to an arrest affidavit. Ryan Routson, 33, 1637 Osage St., failed to yield .

  • County to hold off on fire station bids

    The Riley County Commission decided Thursday to delay bid approval for the proposed Tuttle Creek Fire Station. Pat Collins, emergency management director for Riley County, told the commission that the two lowest bids were $658,527 and $675,500, but he recommended delaying a .

  • Board approves bid for tech upgrades

    The computer network at Manhattan-Ogden schools should run more smoothly in the near future. The Manhattan-Ogden school board approved a $324,859 bid from Alexander Open Systems in Topeka to upgrade the district’s network equipment. The equipment is a set of .





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