Marie Josephine Smith, 81, formerly of Petersburg, Neb., died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, Neb. The family provided some of the following information. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at St. John .

  • Police seize $171K worth of drugs

    Riley County police seized more than $171,000 worth of drug-related items and arrested four people last week while serving a series of search warrants. According to a press release issued by the Riley County Police Department, items seized include $51,000 in cash, 14 .


    Helen Hill “Siddy” Riley, 95, died on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m.  Wednesday, Feb. 11. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, both at Downing & Lahey East Mortuary, Wichita. Born in .


    James L. Wyatt, 87, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Jim was born Aug. 31, 1937, in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho to Marl and Myrtle Wyatt. He was preceded in death by his parents and a step-granddaughter. Jim .

  • MHS boys hang on, unseat Shawnee Heights

    The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team knocked off the previously-undefeated Shawnee Heights Thunderbirds on Tuesday night, 55-53, claiming a share of first place in the Centennial League in the process. Manhattan led most of the game but could never quite .

  • MHS girls beat T-Birds, 50-35

    The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team moved into a tie for first place in the Centennial League standings with a win over Shawnee Heights Tuesday night, 50-35. Manhattan outscored the Thunderbirds in each of the first three quarters, including a 16.

  • Thousands support Fort Riley at listening session Sam ftriley.phatch

    JUNCTION CITY — The community surrounding Fort Riley gave a big red welcome to visiting Army officials during a listening session held Monday afternoon in Junction City. On hand were more than 2,000 attendees, Gov. Sam Brownback, most of the Kansas congressional .

  • Commissioners aim to take out the trash

    Pottawatomie County may soon be looking for a legal remedy to trash and junk-filled properties in the county. The issue was discussed briefly Monday when Scott Schwinn, county sanitarian, told county commissioners he had received complaints about the accumulation of .

  • MHS hosts league-leading T-Birds tonight

    If Manhattan High is going to be a factor in either the boys’ or girls’ Centennial League races through the end of February, winning tonight’s games against Shawnee Heights is pivotal. Both Indian squads are a game behind the .

  • Activist talks about strategies for education Geoffreycanada.phatch

    Geoffrey Canada likes to experiment. It was his experimentation in education that won him recognition for his efforts to “save children” in Harlem. “All I wanted to do was save my kids in Harlem and I didn’t think anyone .

  • Police arrest 3 for ‘tagging’ buildings with spray paint

    A search warrant on Thursday helped lead to the arrest of three people who vandalized buildings in Manhattan, Kansas State University and Pottawatomie County.  Since October 2014, more than 25 buildings have been vandalized with spray paint. Riley County police estimate damage .


    Glenn Walter Lake, 79, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Health Center in Topeka. Glenn was born on July 28, 1935, in Geary County, the son of Charles and Rachel Schiller Lake. He married Glenna Zieber on Sept. 3, 1961, in Alta Vista. Glenn .


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