• Area communties planning Thanksgiving meals Breadbasketthanksgiving.phatch

    A number of opportunities for a Thanksgiving meal are available around the area. The Thanksgiving community dinner in Manhattan will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Old Chicago, 100 Manhattan Town Center. It’s a free dinner, but .

  • State postpones vote on NBAF

    State leaders have postponed issuing bonds for a proposed federal biosecurity laboratory in Manhattan until the state bonding investment is legally capped. The State Finance Council decided Monday to postpone issuing $231 million in bonds for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense .

  • Residents voice skepticism about building commission

    RILEY — Residents questioned the need for a new public building commission, or PBC, during a public forum with Riley County commissioners Monday at Riley Centre. The PBC would allow the county to approve building projects and issue debt without a .

  • Affadavit: Voices told man to kill uncle

    The man charged with a Nov. 10 murder at Belvue told authorities that voices in his head prompted him to kill his 77-year-old uncle. Christopher Arand, 36, said he used brass knuckles to knock his uncle unconscious, then put a plastic bag .

  • Fliter: Mail-in ballot would cost $63,500

    Members of the Manhattan-Ogden school board informed local government leaders at a Monday meeting that it would have to conduct a mail ballot if the district wanted to raise its local option budget authority to help fund USD 383 schools. The .

  • Reopening road will cost $33,000

    It will cost an estimated $33,000 to restore Mariadahl Road to county standards, Pottawatomie County commissioners learned Monday. Jim Jenkins, assistant public works director, presented the commission with cost estimates for improving the half-mile roadway on the east side of Tuttle .

  • HAROLD HARTLEY

    Harold Lenard Hartley, 95, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in   Lafayette, La.  The son of Frederick L. and Florence (Sullivan) Hartley, he was born on Jan. 20, 1919, in Salina.  He joined the Army in 1941and served in the European Theatre of .

  • WILLIAM GRIGGS

    William Eugene Griggs, 82, a longtime Manhattan resident, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at his son’s residence near Abilene. He was born June 25, 1932, in Fresno, Calif., the son of Robert Edmond and Elizabeth Olive (Porter) Griggs. Mr. Griggs retired from the United .

  • BARBARA COONROD

    Barbara Coonrod, 93, of Manhattan, died early morning Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan. She was born on Dec. 7, 1920, in Salina, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Southworth) Stevens. Complete obituary information and service times are pending and .

  • JOSE RIVERA-RIOS

    Jose Luis Rivera-Rios, 81, of Junction City, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. Jose was born Sept. 18, 1933, in Cidra, Puerto Rico, the son of Juan B. and Alejandrina (Rios) Rivera. Jose came to Junction City when he joined .

  • THOMAS A. HARTLOFF

    Thomas A. “Tom” Hartloff, 76, of Blue Rapids, died at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Tom was born Sept. 3, 1938, to Eva L. (Warner) and John R. Hartloff in Wamego. He graduated from Wamego High School, then joined .

  • Don’t consolidate Kansas elections

    Consolidating elections — moving spring municipal and school board elections to the fall — was a lousy idea last year and it’s a lousy idea this year. Unfortunately, that hasn’t kept the Kansas Legislature from considering the idea. At a .





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