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  • Obituaries | August 20, 2014

    CARL L. STEINFORT

    Carl L. Steinfort, 44, of Blue Rapids, died Sunday, Aug.17, 2014, of natural causes at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. Carl is survived by his parents, Harry and Kathy Steinfort; four brothers, Allen Steinfort (Angie) of Bremen, Kenneth Steinfort (Susan) of Blue Rapids, John Steinfort

  • Obituaries | August 20, 2014

    GERRY UNGERER

    Retired 1st Sgt. Gerry Ungerer, 78, of Manhattan, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information.  Gerry was born on May 6, 1936, in Marysville, the son of Fred M. and Lillian (Rodgers) Ungerer.  He grew up

  • Football | August 20, 2014

    Burton expects big things in 2014

    Burton.phatch

    When Deante Burton starred as a wide receiver at Manhattan High, it wasn’t always because he was catching passes. The Indians found creative ways to use Burton on the field, whether it was jet sweeps or reverses, or kick and punt returns. So when

  • Local |Education | August 19, 2014

    Speaker tells MHS not to judge people by appearances

    Speaker2.phatch

    Self-respect was a theme Manhattan High School students heard Tuesday morning as they kicked off a week of anti-bullying activities by listening to a motivational speaker. A biker with tattoos, a New England accent and many jokes to tell, Jeff Yalden, best known as a

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 19, 2014

    Refinancing could save county big

    Pottawatomie County could save as much as a quarter of a million dollars by refinancing a portion of its debt. County commissioners Monday adopted a resolution to proceed with refinancing of approximately $2.5 million in callable debt, a move expected to save as much as $253,700 in

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | August 19, 2014

    Mother of victim returns for answers

    In another attempt to get answers about her son’s shooting, one woman accepted a compromise with police administrators during a Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board meeting on Monday. Sophia Starks of Memphis was back at this month’s meeting demanding answers about her

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 19, 2014

    Trial begins for man accused of raping girls

    A trial for a Fort Riley soldier accused of raping two young girls last summer continued Tuesday in Riley County District Court with both sides providing opening statements. In Judge David Stutzman’s courtroom, Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson reviewed with the 13-member jury the

  • Local |Education | August 19, 2014

    School board to hear comments on budget

    For those who wish to comment about the school district’s proposed budget on Wednesday, a public hearing for the proposal will be at 6:20 p.m., 10 minutes before the regularly scheduled meeting. The comment period will happen before school board members are expected to give

  • Local |Education | August 19, 2014

    Riley school board selects new member

    The Riley County school board appointd a new member at its meeting Monday night. Tom Richard was approved in a 5-1 vote to fill the vacancy left by outgoing member Dan Thomson. Thomson resigned in June to comply with USD 378’s nepotism policy. The board

  • Editorials | August 19, 2014

    Judge’s words bewildering

    “I think I need to keep in mind the public’s right to know, not necessarily the individual media.” So said Labette County District Judge Robert Fleming last week in denying a request from the Parsons Sun to review affidavits for search warrants and the


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