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  • Local |Education | September 04, 2013

    Community backing aids reinstatement of teacher

    A Riley County High School teacher was reinstated to his classroom position Tuesday night. In a unanimous vote, the Riley County USD 378 Board of Education lifted a suspension imposed against Mark Laurie, a business and computers teacher at the high school. Around 300 people came to

  • Movies | September 04, 2013

    Studios releasing few notable titles on home viewing media


    This month the studios aren’t going to add many titles to the list of good movies available on DVD. In fact, they are releasing fewer recent films on home viewing media during September than during any month I can remember in the last twenty

  • Local |Education |Arts, Leisure | September 04, 2013

    Foreigner to perform with MHS choir students

    When rock band Foreigner takes the McCain stage this weekend, it will be joined by the Manhattan High School Choir. Foreigner plays at 7:30 pm Sunday. The band has a longstanding partnership with the Grammy Foundation to support its mission of maintaining and restoring music education

  • Local |Business | September 04, 2013

    Salvation Army relocated

    The local Salvation Army thrift store is being relocated this fall while renovations are completed on the existing facility. Lt. Kirsten Aho, corps officer for Manhattan, said the thrift shop will operate out of 418 Houston, Suite 4, while its facilities at 310 Poyntz are rehabilitated. The 310 Poyntz

  • Obituaries | September 04, 2013

    Winifred Reed

    Winifred Pauline (Van Gundy) Reed, 95, died at Meadowlark Hills in Manhattan, Sunday, September 1, 2013.

  • Obituaries | September 04, 2013

    Michael Oberhelman

    Michael Oberhelman, 47, of Kansas City, died Sunday, at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

  • Editorials | September 04, 2013

    ‘You’re never too old to chase your dream’

    Some people probably think Diana Nyad’s quest to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage was nutty, or narcissistic, and that the 64-year-old endurance swimmer ought to instead be doing 64-year-old-type things. Count us among her admirers, and among those who think

  • Letters | September 04, 2013

    Planning board should deny Body First rezoning request

    To the Editor: This Thursday, there is a public hearing before the Urban Area Planning Board to discuss the rezoning of 3615 Hudson Ave, now home to the Body First health club.

  • Letters | September 04, 2013

    Downtown is well worth the construction hassles

    To the Editor: It has taken me a while to put my thoughts concerning our downtown Poyntz Avenue in writing.

  • September 04, 2013

    MHS loses tennis opener at Topeka, 5-4

    Going into Tuesday’s season-opening dual against Topeka High, Manhattan High girls’ tennis coach Joyce Allen knew what to anticipate from half of her team. Kristin Fraley, Cathy Lei and Caroline Sager were all playing varsity tennis last season, giving Allen a good idea of

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