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  • Current MHS production may be the best ever G.w.clift1

    It isn’t my job to rank the stage musicals produced by Linda Uthoff’s thespian unit up at Manhattan High. But if it were, I think maybe “Hairspray,” the current show, is my favorite. And this, as long-time Manhattanites .

  • Toy drive taking donations

    Donations are now being accepted by Toys for Manhattan, which serves as a community program to receive new and experienced toys and gifts for distribution to underprivileged families in the community as Christmas presents. Donations are being accepted at 409 E. .

  • Plentiful rewards offered at mayor’s holiday parade

    Light yourself. Light your bicycle. Light a float. This year’s Mayor’s Christmas Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade will reward them all. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, at Manhattan Town Center and end .

  • Red Cross urges blood donations

    The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood to help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season. The Red Cross will be in Manhattan Nov. 20 from noon-6 p.m. at .


    Joel Steven McGill, 79, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Joel was born on Aug. 27, 1935, in Junction City, the son of Henry and Edith (Stevens) McGill.  He .


    Marvin Lester Cottrell, 97, of Onaga, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, in Centralia. The family provided the following information. Marvin was born May 12, 1917, north of Corning, the son of Lester and Jennie Kemplay Cottrell.  He married Mary Elizabeth Harries on April 26, 1945, in .

  • Wildcats sign four men’s golfers

    Kansas State men’s golf coach Grant Robbins announced his first signing class with four golfers signing National Letters of Intent this week, as Andrew Beckler, Ben Fernandez, Jeremy Gandon and Roland Massimino will join the Wildcats for the 2015-16 .

  • Schools running short on space

    Some principals and parents in Manhattan-Ogden schools said they’re ready to find solutions to what they believe is a problem with crowding at their schools, and one solution could be a bond issue. The crowding talks came up at .

  • Area residents report feeling earthquake

    Manhattan residents reported feeling an earthquake Wednesday afternoon. The tremor apparently was the result of a significant quake near Haysville, in the south-central part of the state. Government data indicated a 4.8-magnitude quake centered near Haysville at approximately 3:40 p.m. .

  • Man arrested in connection with October robbery cases

    A suspect in two Oct. 8 robbery cases is now in the Riley County Police Department’s custody after being arrested in Illinois last month. Kenneth Mallett, 22, 516 Thurston St., was arrested Oct. 10 in Tuscola, Ill., on a Riley County District Court .

  • Steinbring signs to play baseball

    Jesse Steinbring found a great way to celebrate his 18th birthday on Wednesday. The Manhattan High right-handed pitcher spent a portion of his morning among friends and family, making his decision to pitch next year for the University of Central .

  • Fourth suspect in custody in attempted robbery case

    Brandon Staatz, 17, of 2519 Candlecrest Circle is confined in the North Central Kansas Juvenile Detention Center in Junction City for attempted aggravated robbery in connection with an incident that occurred on the night of Nov. 7. Staatz is the fourth suspect in .


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