• Health department to use new policy for unpaid bills

    The Riley County Health Department will soon have the ability to remove unpaid bills from its billing system. Riley County commissioners, acting as the Board of Health Monday morning, approved new protocols by the health department in managing long-standing debt .

  • Black Student Union, church aim to raise awareness with protests

    Members of the Black Student Union at K-State are holding a vigil Tuesday to remember black men and women who lost their lives because of police brutality but received no media attention.   The vigil is part of a week of .

  • Newest movies-on-DVD really aren’t that bad G.w.clift1

    Who knows why there are comparatively few recent general release movies scheduled for sale as DVDs this December? At least there are some interesting films on the list, a list which includes family films “Dolphin Tale 2” and the most recent “.

  • Anti-bullying program update on board’s agenda Wednesday

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will get to hear an update about the district’s anti-bullying initiatives at a 6:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday. The district uses the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, a long-term plan to address bullying and improve peer relations, .

  • Property owners willing to pay to reopen road

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners and landowners will try to reach an agreement to reopen Mariadahl Road at the least cost to all parties. The property owners, Stanton Brock and David Heier, said they were willing to split the cost of reopening .

  • Farm Bureau president hangs up hat after 12 years

    Steve Baccus, president of the Kansas Farm Bureau, retired on Tuesday after 12 years on the job. Baccus, of Minneapolis, Kan., became president of Kansas Farm Bureau in April 2002 after having been elected vice president in 1997. “Typically, a Kansas Farm Bureau .

  • Junction City woman found dead in bathtub

    Police believe a woman found dead Monday in her bathtub in Junction City shot herself, but they are waiting on an autopsy to confirm the cause of death. Leigh Castle, 44, was found at 5:08 a.m. Monday unresponsive in her residence. .

  • Memo on gravel use receives rocky reception

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners took exception Monday to a memo from Public Works Director Leu Lowrey regarding the use gravel on county roads. The memo, dated Nov. 26, stated: “Effective November 25, 2014, the Road and Bridge Department will not haul any more rock .

  • Indians’ Fiser signs with Hutch CC

    After taking a visit to Hutchinson Community College, Manhattan High’s Molly Fiser was sold. The senior goalkeeper for the Indians, who is also gearing up for her final season of varsity basketball, made her choice to play for the .


    H. Dean Hess, 86, of Winfield, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in his home surrounded by family. The family provided the following information. Dean was the son of Frances Elwood and Carmen Ena Hobble Hess and was born April 21, 1928, in Enid, Okla.  .


    Samuel “Sam” Kvasnica, 83, of Manhattan, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. He was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Flint, Mich. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502..


    Stephan Konz, 81, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at Meadowlark Hills Bramlage House in Manhattan. He was born on Nov. 25, 1933. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502. ymlfuneralhome.com..


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