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  • City hopefuls talk cuts at post

    Manhattan City Commission candidates suggested Monday the ways Manhattan could survive troop reductions at Fort Riley. The six city commission candidates spoke about that and other topics during a forum Monday hosted by the Riley County Democrats at the Manhattan .

  • Candidates discuss funding

    Potential changes to the state’s school funding formula were a major topic of discussion at the school board candidate forum Monday night. Nick Dyer, the lone challenger running against four incumbent candidates for four seats in the Manhattan-Ogden school .

  • Board to consider final approval of mail-in ballot

    A proposal working its way through the Kansas Legislature could limit the Manhattan-Ogden school board’s ability to increase its taxing authority in the future. “If we don’t have the election, we would be capped at 30 percent for the .

  • Ogden man sentenced to 10 years in prison for stabbing

    An Ogden man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday after he was convicted of aggravated battery for a July 2014 incident in which he stabbed another man in the neck. Johnny Cossey, 38, pleaded no contest to the charge in January. .

  • RCPD reports 30-plus shots fired in parking lot

    More than 30 shots were fired from two handguns at approximately 3 a.m. on Sunday in the parking lot of a Manhattan business rented out for an after-hours party. Riley County police arrived with lights and sirens to Britt’s Garden .

  • 1 injured in Ogden shooting early Tuesday

    One person was flown to a hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound in Ogden early Tuesday morning. Riley County police responded at 2:10 a.m. to a report of a shooting in the 500 block of Riley Avenue in Ogden. The victim, .


    Norman C. Thomas, 88, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Norman was born Nov. 5, 1926, in Manhattan, the son of Ora and Alta May (Shields) Thomas. Norman was the .

  • Legislators aren’t being honest

    If the governor, legislative leaders, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas Policy Institute want to throw out the existing school finance formula, it simply doesn’t matter what education officials in districts large and small and in every .

  • Common sense is part of Manhattan’s magic

    To the Editor: Over the past five to 10 years, Manhattan has been the envy of communities across America. That’s because of a lot of things lining up right. There’s been great communication between the community, K-State and Fort .


    Steven H. Dreith, 61, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. The family provided some of the following information. Steven was born Sept. 2, 1953, in Manhattan, the son of Robert E. and Gretchen (Stockwell) Dreith. He grew up on the farm .


    John Brown, 93, of Manhattan, died at his home Monday, March 9, 2015. Services and arrangements for Mr. Brown will be announced later by Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation, Manhattan..

  • We all should jot down some words about our lives

    To the Editor: In the Sunday paper, I read about the World War II vets here in Manhattan who gathered together and with the help of some outside funds videotaped some stories of their personal involvement in that war. These .


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