Betty Jean Padgett, 89, of rural Westmoreland, died on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Betty was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, on Nov. 29, 1925. She was the daughter of Charles “Frank” Franklin Willard Sr. and Lela J. (Chambers) .


    Mary Margaret Finney Jacobs Roberts, 85, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital following a brief but valiant battle with leukemia. The family provided some of the following information. Mary was born on June 28, 1929, at the family farm in .

  • Graduation ceremonies, Truckstop Honeymoon and more

    It’s graduation weekend in the MHK. K-State graduation starts Friday. For a complete list of the graduation ceremonies, visit Manhattan High School graduation is at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Bramlage Coliseum. In between ceremonies and grad .

  • Cats’ postseason hopes hang on KU series

    It all comes down to one weekend series. One year after missing the Big 12 tournament, the Kansas State baseball team goes into its final series of the regular season needing at least two wins to ensure its season will continue. .

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    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Ty Zimmerman believes this is exactly where he belongs, on an NFL field making plays and living his dream. He just needed another chance — and for his body to stop betraying him. The former Kansas State .

  • Bigger planes to land at MHK in September

    Larger airplanes will arrive at the Manhattan Regional Airport on Sept. 9. Airport director Peter Van Kuren gave information on Tuesday about this and terminal expansion activities to the Manhattan City Commission during its work session. Commissioners received an update on .

  • Board weighs options to save former church

    WAMEGO — Nearly five years after housing its last Catholic mass, the future of the former St. Bernard’s church in Wamego is still uncertain. The church — now referred to by some as the “stone building” because it no longer houses .

  • Mayor wants city to add sexual orientation to policy

    Mayor Karen McCulloh gave her support Tuesday for adding sexual orientation as a protected class in the city’s hiring policy. “I really think it’s time that we just add sexual orientation to our list of things that we .

  • Magazine lauds Rock Creek High School Rock.phatch

    Rock Creek is the No. 1 high school in Kansas, according to a report by U.S. News and World Report released this week. Criteria for the ranking included assessment scores, Advanced Placement (AP) participation, class sizes and college readiness. “We’.

  • Indians sweep visiting Spartans

    For weeks now, Manhattan head coach Don Hess has told his team and anyone else who will listen about the importance of playing well in back-to-back games, knowing that’s what his team will need to do to get back .

  • Perkins scores 7 goals in rivalry shutout

    Mike Sanchez doesn’t know if Cailey Perkins is the all-time freshman scoring leader for the Manhattan High girls’ soccer program. What he does know is Perkins has more goals this season than anyone else during his three previous seasons .

  • Local students worth property tax hike

    Asking citizens to vote to raise their taxes, as the Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education finds itself doing, isn’t much fun. The district is doing it through mail-in ballots that registered voters in the district will receive this week. Given .


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