• Statewide competition awards $10K in scholarships

    A statewide student business competition organized by the Kansas State University Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship has awarded three high school and three college students with $10,000 in prize money for their business ideas. The Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge gives students .

  • Happy Mother’s Day

    Husbands learned before they were married and children learn from about the time they begin to understand how the world works that Mother’s Day is a very big deal. It’s an important occasion whether a woman is enjoying .


    Stephani Roeder, 67, of Topeka and formerly of Wamego, died May 7, 2015, at her home following a short illness. Her family provided some of the following information. Stephani was born Sept. 5, 1947, in Topeka, the daughter of Gordon R. and Betty Sisson Bryan. .


    Barbara Jean Hanks, 79, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital. She was born on Sept. 20, 1935, in Manhattan, the daughter of Luke and Roberta C. (Brown) Starnes. Her family provided the following information. Mrs. Hanks was raised in .


    Dale Staatz, 74, died Saturday, May 9, 2015, at this residence in Manhattan. He was born Dec. 2, 1940, in rural Wabaunsee County, the son of Melvin A. and Dora M. (Church) Staatz. A complete obituary with service information will be released later by the .

  • Mental health a timely issue

    May is National Mental Health Month. During May, counties and cities throughout Pawnee Mental Health’s service area will issue proclamations calling upon citizens, government agencies, public and private institutions, businesses and schools to recommit their communities to increasing awareness .

  • Iris Day, ‘Footloose,’ comedy show and more

    SUNDAY Mother’s Day.   Flint Hills Iris Society Iris Day, 1-4 p.m. View the colorful array of blooming iris and vote for your favorite. The top five irises will be announced at a later date. Members of the Iris .

  • 30 Manhattan-Ogden teachers, staff retire

    A total of 30 people have announced their retirements from USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden schools this year. The following are teachers and administration: Joyce Allen, language arts, Manhattan High School; Joseph Andrade, physical education, driver’s education; Elvera Bergsten, second grade, Amanda Arnold; .

  • Manhattan, Wamego students make all-star academic list

    Two area students made it in the Topeka Capital-Journal’s 2015 All-State Academic Team last week. They were Sachin DeYoung of Manhattan High School and Matthew Scherer of Wamego High School. DeYoung is the son of Anemarie DeYoung and Bharat Ratra. .

  • Bank donates nearly $7,000 to Manhattan area schools

    Wrapping up the 14th year of the ABC Program, Sunflower Bank donated $6,957 to schools and students in the Manhattan area. Since the ABC Program’s inception in 2001 the bank has donated $82,006 for the area. During the course of the ABC .

  • Flint Hills Christian School to hold graduation ceremony for 5 students

    Flint Hills Christian School will host their commencement exercises 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at 3905 Green Valley Road in the school’s gym. Five seniors will graduate. They are Hannah Doolittle, salutatorian Christy Love, valedictorian Derek Pockrandt, Chaustin Root and Katelyn .

  • ‘Yes’ vote will help USD 383 maintain first-rate education

    Registered voters in the Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 will soon receive a ballot in their mailbox. The question on the ballot is whether or not the USD 383 Board of Education should be granted the authority to raise the Local Option Budget (LOB) .


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