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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 03, 2014

    Officials investigating cause of 12-car derailment in Frankfort


    FRANKFORT — The Monday morning calm was disrupted by a deafening snap and the thuds of train cars crashing to the ground when a Union Pacific Railroad train derailed near the Kansas Highway 9 crossing. The incident occurred at about 9 a.m., according to Union Pacific officials.

  • Arts & Leisure | June 03, 2014

    Opera performance in Wichita’s Orpheum a delight


    The Wichita Grand Opera company has gotten some flattering attention recently—in February, in the Metropolitan Opera’s Opera News story about WGO’s “William Tell” production, for example. So when last weekend’s Riverfest kept the company’s production out of their usual Century 2

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 03, 2014

    3 running unopposed as deadline passes

    The filing deadline for party-affiliated candidates passed Monday without any opponents for the area incumbents in the Kansas House who chose to run. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan, and Tom Phillips, R-Manhattan, are running unopposed in the 51st, 66th and 67th District races, respectively.

  • Local |Education | June 03, 2014

    Board to discuss virtual school, iPads

    The USD 383 Board of Education will discuss its online education program, the purchase of iPads at Marlatt Elementary School and a number of maintenance projects at its 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting. Manhattan Virtual Academy was approved by the board in March after the school district

  • Local |Business | June 03, 2014

    Nonprofit seeks $5,000 for local health initiatives

    Community Health Ministry, Wamego, renewed its request for county funding Monday, asking the Pottawatomie County Commission for $5,000 for the coming fiscal year. “With needs increasing…it takes money to do what we do,” Ben Meek, CHM executive director, told commissioners. Meek said Community Health Ministry

  • Local |Business | June 03, 2014

    Sales tax receipts for 2014 still below estimates

    Manhattan is still behind in terms of the city’s 2014 sales tax budget. The city collected $859,419 from sales taxes in late April and early May, according to the latest report. That’s $21,437 lower than the budgeted total. The actual sales tax receipts of $4,334,059 are behind $15,837

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 03, 2014

    1-year-old Clay Center boy killed in accident

    A toddler died Monday night after being hit by an SUV as it was leaving a parking lot. At about 8:05 p.m. Monday, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported that 1-year-old Kael Dame, of Clay Center, was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 58-year-old Peggy

  • General Activities | June 03, 2014

    Senior 17ers to open season tonight

    When the Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers take the field tonight, it will be a little more than 48 hours since the team’s rosters became final on Sunday. But new 17ers’ coach Steve Disbrow said regardless of how much time they’ve had to

  • Obituaries | June 03, 2014


    JoAnn McIntosh, 66, of Manhattan, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. She was born on June 28, 1947 at Chadron, Neb., the daughter of Leo Henry and Ruth Elizabeth (Reece) Kistler. JoAnn was a library clerk for

  • Obituaries | June 03, 2014


    Canyon L. Kelly, 12, of Fort Mohave, Ariz., died Friday, May 30, 2014, in a one vehicle accident north of Waterville. The family provided the following information. Canyon was born May 23, 2002, in Kingman, Ariz, to Dempsey A. Kelly and Tiffany A. (Birka) Kelly.  He had just finished 6

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