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  • Black Student Union uses silence in protest Vigil.phatch

    A few passersby looked with curious eyes Tuesday night at a silent, mostly black crowd. The crowd of around 50 gathered on behalf of the Kansas State University Black Student Union (BSU) at Bosco Plaza. The silence was much different than .

  • Preliminary hearing set for man in stabbing incident

    Two preliminary hearings were set Tuesday for a man facing charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery in two separate cases. Samuel Dartez, 30, 1508 Jarvis Drive Apt. B., appeared in Riley County District Court with his attorney, Larry McRell, via .

  • Proposed apartments sent back to planning board

    The Manhattan City Commission sent the Islamic Center of Manhattan apartment building proposal back to the city planning board on Tuesday. The move came after the commission was deadlocked on a 2-2 vote to approve rezoning the area into a .

  • Judge appoints attorney for soldier in rape case

    A Fort Riley soldier, who was arrested in connection with a rape, was appointed a public defender Tuesday. Sean Wedgwood, 22, will be represented by Britain Stites, who was appointed by Judge William Malcolm in Riley County District Court. Wedgwood was .

  • MHS swim team opens season today

    Manhattan High swim coach Jerry Carpenter knows the difficulty of replacing a talent like Cameron Beauregard. Beauregard, who went on to Kalamazoo College to continue his swimming career, led Manhattan a season ago while placing eighth in the breast stroke .

  • MHS wrestling will feature young squad

    As the group prepares to open the season at Washburn Rural on Thursday, Manhattan High wrestling coach Robert Gonzales could only think of one time his squad featured so many young athletes. The year was 2008, and those eight freshmen starters .

  • We could get used to gas at $2.49 a gallon

    A gallon of gas for less than $2.50! How about that? It’s exciting even if the price is just a tenth of a cent less than $2.50 and even if this is a temporary phenomenon. Millions of drivers of a certain .

  • Light of Life ornaments help honor loved ones

    To the Editor: As we more forward during this holiday season, we especially remember the ones we have loved. Homecare & Hospice’s Light of Life Memorial gives individuals a unique opportunity to honor the memory of their loved ones .

  • ‘Hunger Games 3’ will please fans of the series G.w.clift1

    The moviemakers have split the third Hunger Games book, “Mockingjay,” into two movies, a trick some other, earlier film series have pioneered. Perhaps because of this, “Hunger Games 3” seems inefficient, giving us repeated arrivals of a soldier to escort our .


    John Weisbender, 71, of Knob Noster, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at the Country Club Care Center in Warrensburg, Mo. The family provided the following information. John was born on March 4, 1943, in Manhattan, the son Alphonse Joseph and Violet Elizabeth (Kramer) Weisbender. .


    Geraldine “Jerry” Ebert, 88, of rural Flush, died at home on the family farm on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, while attended by family. Jerry suffered a long series of illnesses that had left her confined to a wheelchair. The family provided the following .


    Samuel Paul “Sam” Kvasnica, 83, of Manhattan, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Sam was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Flint, Mich., the son of Charles and Mary (Bednar) Kvasnica. Sam served for two .


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