• Half marathon to cause delays

    The first-ever half marathon in Manhattan on Saturday could cause some delays for drivers. Participants in the Bill Snyder Highway Half Marathon will enter Manhattan from K-177 and run through eastern and central areas of the city. The race is .

  • After 46 years, teacher leaves Amanda Arnold for last time Teacher.phatch

    Second-grade teacher Elvera Bergsten called the end of her 46-year teaching career “bittersweet” on Friday. Bergsten taught her final class on Thursday at Amanda Arnold Elementary School, which is where she has taught since the school opened in 1985. Before coming .

  • US 24 traffic study to use Bluetooth to track vehicles

    A proposed study will use Bluetooth technology to track vehicle traffic along U.S. 24. Officials discussed the plan Thursday during a review of options for an extension of Marlatt Avenue from Riley County into Pottawatomie County at the joint city, .

  • Area officials discuss future road projects

    Transportation officials shared the potential impact of future road projects Thursday during the joint city, Riley County and Pottawatomie County meeting. The Flint Hills Transportation Plan is a 25-year infrastructure blueprint that’s expected to be adopted in December. The .

  • Judge grants continuance in Fort Riley bomb plot case

    A U.S. District Court judge granted on Thursday a three-week continuance to the public defender representing a Topeka man accused of attempting to arm a car bomb near Fort Riley. John T. Booker Jr., 20, was indicted by a federal .

  • Indians get past Red Demons Mhssoccer14.phatch

    While the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team was never in real danger of losing Thursday evening’s regional final against Dodge City, head coach Mike Sanchez wanted more. The Indians dominated possession from start to finish much like they have .

  • Scipio leads Indians to state

    Last year at state, Mariah Scipio was one of four experienced swimmers leading the Manhattan High girls’ swim and dive team to the Class 6A state meet fresh off a Centennial League title and a dominant season. This year, Scipio .

  • MHS track faces tough regional field

    Facing a tougher regional than last year, the Manhattan High track and field teams still managed to put together a solid showing at their Class 6A regional meet in Hutchinson Thursday afternoon. Moved up a day because of weather concerns, .

  • Maybe long break will spur action

    We’re ambivalent about the Kansas Legislature’s decision to take a long —  as in four-day — weekend before returning next Tuesday to take another crack at resolving the $406 million shortfall and approving a budget for the coming year. We’.

  • Hope for Kansas in Paraguay?

    Kansas is coming apart at the seams. The Legislature cannot figure out how to plug a $406 million budget gap, and tax proposal after tax proposal keeps getting voted down. Some school districts ended the school year early when they ran .


    Barbara Ann Johnson, 76, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Centerville, Ohio, after a long battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. She was born June 2, 1938, in Norton to Gladys and Bernard Waufle. Affectionately known as “Bobbie,” she had .


    Betty (Long) Forrester, 82, of Waxahachie, Texas, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at her home. She was born Feb. 9, 1933, in Manhattan to Jesse Chester and Della (Shull) Long. Elizabeth was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother. Graveside service with Pastor .


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