• Incumbents sweep USD 383 board race

    Voters decided to keep the current Manhattan-Ogden school board during Tuesday’s election, with all four incumbents winning back their spots. Dave Colburn, Leah Fliter, Curt Herrman and Darell Edie all secured additional terms on the board. Nick Dyer, the .

  • Wamego voters reject city’s code ordinance

    Wamego voters on Tuesday overturned a building ordinance for rental properties passed last year by the city commission. The original ordinance, part of new building codes enacted in May 2014, required contractors and landlords to obtain a license before performing work .

  • Commissioners approve new facility for private planes

    The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved on Tuesday a development plan for a facility to serve private planes. The fixed base operator (FBO) facility, which would be in Manhattan Regional Airport’s general aviation area, is estimated to cost the .

  • Math teachers defend their jobs at budget meeting

    Several USD 383 math enrichment teachers stressed the importance of their jobs Tuesday at a district Budget Advisory Steering Committee meeting. The Budget Advisory Steering Committee is tasked with trimming the district’s budget between $2 million and $4.3 million as it faces .

  • ‘Forward’ slate takes USD 378 board

    Four “Falcons Forward” candidates have swept their way to the Riley County School Board. Incumbent Shane Allen and newcomers Kyle Bohnenblust, Randy O’Boyle and Jared Larson, the four candidates who supported each other in the USD 378 race, won all .

  • Indians beat Rural, win quad

    Just three days after slaying one giant, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team took down another on Tuesday. The Indians won their quadrangular meet at Washburn Rural, beating the Junior Blues three out of four matches while sweeping Topeka High .

  • MHS baseball sweeps Aces in opener

    After last Friday’s season opener was postponed due to soggy fields at the Eisenhower Baseball Complex, the Manhattan High baseball team instead opened its season on the road at Wichita East on Tuesday, sweeping the Blue Aces. Manhattan won .

  • 16.4 percent of voters have spoken

    Although the outcome of Tuesday’s election could hardly be considered a surprise, it will result in a more liberal City Commission. Manhattan’s voters opted for leadership and they chose well. Wynn Butler, whose term as major is coming .

  • Plane crash can increase understanding of depression

    To the Editor: With the tragic copilot-caused crash of the plane in the Alps that killed 150 people, the inquiry into what may have induced him to do something so drastic led to the discovery of anti-depressants in his home. Sadly, .

  • Two face drug charges

    Riley County police on Tuesday arrested two Manhattan residents on several drug-related charges. Linnie Sanders Jr., 32, 2010 Seaton Ave., and Lavera Daniely, 51, of 800 Pottawatomie Ave., were arrested at 6:50 p.m. at Daniely’s home in connection with distributing illegal narcotics, according .


    Cornelia Peat, 99, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at the Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City. She was born March 9, 1916, in Perryton, Texas, the daughter of Harry and Ada Evins. Cornelia was a resident of Garden City since 2006, a homemaker and a .


    Bonnie L. Culbertson, 89, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at her residence in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Bonnie was born Sept. 16, 1925, in Nevada, Missouri, the daughter of Standley and Ruby Grace Culbertson. She worked in Washington D.C. .


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