• Board names turf for coach Lew Lane

    Manhattan High School principal Greg Hoyt, and others in the room, shed a few tears as he talked about his former football coach Lew Lane at Wednesday’s school board meeting. Hoyt asked the Manhattan-Ogden school board to approve naming .

  • Neighborhoods to join in Manhattan Day

    Residents will celebrate the neighborly spirit of the city’s founders with block parties this weekend. Saturday is Manhattan Day, the 15th annual celebration of the city’s beginnings. The event honors the way that two groups of settlers in .

  • Board cuts positions, boosts pay for assistant teachers

    USD 383 will employ fewer assistant preschool teachers, but the district will pay more for those positions. After preschool director Elisabeth Nelson told of problems trying to get a credential for assistant teachers required under the Kansas Preschool Program grant, the .

  • Area home sales continue to climb

    Residential home sales continue to rise in Riley County, and the median sale price is so far outpacing 2014. County appraiser Greg McHenry told commissioners Thursday that his office logged 453 home sales through May, an increase of 45, or 11 percent, from the .

  • Regional council seeks new senior planner

    The Flint Hills Regional Council delivered some bad news — and then some good news — over the past few days. First, the intergovernmental organization announced that senior planner Jeff Adams had resigned to take a job in St. Marys, Georgia. Since .

  • Guggisberg: Manhattan deserved better at state meet Grant.phatch

    The track meet wasn’t over, but you could already see the disappointment on all of their faces. The Manhattan High boys’ track team, which performed about as well as it could have last weekend at the all-class state track .

  • Naming field for Lane appropriate

    Lew Lane is nothing short of a local legend. He coached at Manhattan High School for more than two decades, winning more than twice as many football games as anybody else in the history of the school. His impact on .

  • International unmanned vehicle systems board elects K-State Salina staff member

    SALINA — Kansas State University Salina’s unmanned aircraft systems program continues to demonstrate its leadership in the industry with the election of one of its staff members to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, or AUVSI, board of directors. .


    Robert James Verschelden, 82, of Manhattan, died on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. He was loved by many and liked by all, the family said. The family provided some of the following information. Bob was born in Topeka on August 3, 1932, and raised in St. .


    Dennis Smith, 73, died Sunday, May 31, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held in his honor at 11 a.m. Friday, June 5 at First Baptist Church, 2121 Bluehills Road, Manhattan. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, June 5 at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, 2000 .

  • Wine in the Wild, garden tours and more

    The parties in Manhattan are heading outdoors this weekend. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is the theme for the 11th annual Garden Gala, benefiting the K-State Gardens. Featuring cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, .

  • 17ers sweep in season opener

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko 17ers opened their season with a pair of wins over the Kansas Senators Tuesday evening on the road, winning Game 1, 5-2, and taking the nightcap, 7-5, in 10 innings. The team has a new look, as .


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