• GERALDINE WALTON

    Geraldine Walton, 76, of Manhattan, died on Friday, January 16, 2015, at Homecare and Hospice. Services are pending with Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home..

  • Local kids search for youthful elixir in ‘Blackbeard the Pirate’ Play1.phatch

    Some area children might have discovered hidden talents during a week of practice and a Saturday performance at the Manhattan Arts Center. The Missoula Children’s Theatre stopped in town to give kids the chance to act in an original .

  • General: Army cuts still looming

    OVERLAND PARK — Another round of troop reductions is coming, said the top Army official at Fort Riley — if not in the next couple of months, then soon. Brig. Gen. Eric Wesley, deputy commanding general for support for the 1st Infantry .

  • Brownback calls for steady, direct school funding

    Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget proposals would keep overall state aid to public schools near current levels through June 2017. How that money gets to schools could change, though. The Republican governor released his detailed recommendations Friday. He’s proposed changes .

  • Marketing, eco-devo top retreat discussions

    OVERLAND PARK — Ideas for more regional economic development that have been brewing for the last couple of years turned into plans and came closer to action this weekend at a retreat of area leaders. The event is an annual gathering .

  • MHS girls overcome slow start in win

    TOPEKA — In two league losses this year, offense has been hard to come by for the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team. In a 57-28 win over Highland Park, the Indians let defense fuel their offense as they turned a tight .

  • 2 file for Manhattan commission seats

    John Ball and Linda Morse filed for the Manhattan City Commission on Friday, bringing the number of candidates up to five for three open seats. They both are members of the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board. Ball ran for the .

  • K-State track wins triangular with KU, WSU

    Kansas State track and field used a big performance by both the men’s and women’s squads to defeat Kansas and Wichita State in the KSU-KU-WSU Triangular at Ahearn Field House. The Wildcats combined to score 261 points, with Wichita .

  • Wichita woman dies in I-70 accident Saturday morning

    A Wichita woman died Saturday morning after a single-vehicle accident on the Riley County portion of I-70. Alexis D. Champ, 18, died after crashing her 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 about 1.3 miles east of Deep Creek Road on I-70, according to the Kansas Highway .

  • Shatner’s world, ‘Circle Mirror’ and more Plan.your.week1  medium1

    SUNDAY MLK Sermon by the Rev. Jim Spencer, 10:30 a.m. College Avenue Methodist Church. MLK Sunday Supper: A community Conversation, 4:30 p.m. Engage in dialogue about the topic of community needs and civic leadership. Open to the public, RSVPs required. .

  • MHS debate team wins state championship

    DERBY —  A Manhattan High School debate team posted a 13-1 record and won the 2015 Kansas 6A championship Saturday. Senior Peter Sang and junior Nathan McClendon went undefeated in their portion of the four-speaker debate contest. They were joined by .

  • At least 20 pickup trucks damaged at retreat hotel

    OVERLAND PARK — At least 20 pickup trucks were broken into early Saturday morning in a hotel parking lot where many local people were staying for a regional leaders’ retreat. At least 20 vehicles — all pickups — were found with their driver’s-side windows .





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