• MHS girls win in Topeka

    Playing in its second Baker tournament of the season, the Manhattan High girls’ bowling team took first place in Topeka on Tuesday, edging second-place Seaman by 33 pins. The Indians logged 1,192 pins to win, with Seaman scoring 1,159 and Emporia in third .

  • Indians win home meet after long layoff Hayden.phatch

    For the better part of a month, the Manhattan High boys’ swimming and diving team has done nothing but practice. While that training time in the pool will prove invaluable in the weeks to come, at some point, the monotony .

  • Save some money for job creation

    We’re beginning to think that local elected officials regard economic development funds the way Kansas legislators look at state highway funds — as a handy source of money for whatever they might need. Economic development funds on Tuesday became the .

  • Insurance lobby too powerful

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, included a provision to reallocate $156 billion of taxpayer reimburse-ment money to private insur-ance companies between 2012 and 2017. But American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), a powerful lobby that represents the private .

  • Manhattan burglary nets $20,000 in items, cash

    Police are investigating a burglary at Flint Hills Place where $20,000 worth of items were stolen. Joseph Morris, 30, reported to Riley County police that someone stole approximately $20,000 in items and cash from his apartment, 1336 Flint Hills Place, between late December and .


    Lorita Joan Prestwood, 82, of rural Manhattan, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at her home. She was born on Nov. 19, 1932, in Olsburg. She was the daughter of Reynold and Gladys (Gustafson) Nordgren. She grew up in the Olsburg area and graduated from Olsburg .


    Paul L. Heidel, 77, of Salina, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. He was born Sept. 4, 1937, in Manhattan. He was the son of Frank P. and Catherine A. (Otnes) Heidel. Paul was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Heidel; daughter, Joann Shotwell; brother, .


    Jeryka R. (Lobner) Lawrence, 27, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, after a two-year battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Jan. 30, 1987, in Shawnee. She was the daughter of John and Becky (Sisson) Lobner. .


    Myron B. “Pete” Peters, 65, of Morganville, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at his home. He was born on April 19, 1949, in Pennsylvania. He was the son of Frank and Amy Peters. Pete was a truck driver who enjoyed going on coast to coast .


    William R. “Bob” Rogers, Jr., 49, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at his residence. His family provided some of the following information. He was born on May 30, 1965, in Westmoreland. He was the son of Wm. R. “Bob” Rogers, Sr. and Mary (.

  • Honoring MLK, library opening

    Ben Hopper Contributing writer Residents will have a chance to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King this weekend. On Saturday, the Manhattan Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Committee will be hosting the annual MLK Jr. Community .

  • Free throws help Cats upend Texas Tech

    When you know an opponent isn’t shooting free throws well, it’s not all that bad to send it to the line a few times. But when that team starts the game 16 of 17 and finishes the night 21 of 26 — then .


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