Geraldine “Gerri” “Dene” Hasenbank, 65, of McFarland, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was a long-time resident of the area. She was born March 23, 1950, in Ulman, Missouri, the daughter of Fritz and Emma Davis Halderman. .

  • Can the Royals raise their game?

    Even before the Kansas City Royals opened the 2015 season by sweeping a division rival, it was easier this year than it has been for decades to get excited about the team’s prospects. For starters, the Royals didn’t end .

  • Western Kansas is withering

    Whether you have lived in western Kansas for a decade, as I have, or a lifetime, you tend to be independent. The region was built by hardy stock, refugees from the Kaiser and others. Compared with Wichita and suburban Kansas .

  • Washburn Rural defeats MHS soccer, 2-0

    Outside of a 10-minute stretch toward the end of the first half, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team played an even match against Washburn Rural in Topeka on Thursday. But the Junior Blues capitalized on a pair of Manhattan mistakes .

  • Indians 2nd at Wamego

    Playing in the Washburn Rural Invitational at the Wamego Country Club on Thursday, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team finished tied for second place along with Lenexa’s St. James Academy. The already-difficult course in Wamego was made tougher Thursday .

  • Wrestler with local ties survives blood clot

    Chris Watson — the grandson of Manhattan’s Jack and Pearl Watson — has a lot to celebrate these days. The Central Oklahoma wrestler not only capped a perfect 42-0 season with an NCAA Division II national title at 165 pounds — earning him .

  • Man arrested near Manhattan for attempted Fort Riley bomb plot

    UPDATED AT 4:45 p.m. A Topeka man was arrested and charged in federal court Friday for attempting to detonate a suicide bomb at Fort Riley. John T. Booker Jr., 20, was charged with one count of attempting to use a weapon .

  • County considers taking over vehicle renewal notices

    Since it appears Kansas will no longer mail vehicle registration renewal notices, Riley County might foot the bill for sending out 26,000 annual renewals. County Treasurer Shilo Heger told county commissioners Thursday that the state is finalizing plans to start sending .

  • 5 interviewing for assistant superintendent

    USD 383 administrators are interviewing five candidates this week who could possibly fill an open position this summer. The new hire will replace associate superintendent Robert Seymour, who is retiring on June 30. The assistant superintendent’s duties include the supervision of .

  • Owner: Dara’s ‘plenty strong’ despite falling number of stores Daras.phatch

    The number of Dara’s Fast Lanes may be decreasing, but owner Chris Darrah said the business isn’t going anywhere. The Dara’s near the former Kmart store recently closed, which, combined with past closings of Dara’s locations .

  • Let districts run their schools

    Increasingly, it seems, the Kansas Legislature’s motto is, “When in doubt, micromanage.” It isn’t enough for the Kansas Legislature to cut funding for most of the state’s school districts by enacting a block funding scheme on the .

  • Jury finds man guilty on 5 drug charges

    A jury found a Manhattan man guilty of five drug-related charges on Wednesday in Riley County District Court. The jury found 44-year-old Eric Lipp guilty of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, .


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