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  • Movies | March 04, 2014

    This is DVD (and basketball) season

    Late winter is probably a decent time to stay home in the evening and watch movies recently released on home viewing media. That is, unless there’s basketball going on. Among the titles appearing on the new DVD shelf last month were a couple of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 04, 2014

    Body identified as Peterson’s

    A body discovered at Tuttle Creek Lake on Friday has been identified as a St. George woman who disappeared in January. The body of Jane Peterson, 56, was located in the water near the shore in the Tuttle Cove area of the lake around 3:13 p.m.

  • Local |Education | March 04, 2014

    Online program to be put to vote

    The USD 383 school board will vote on whether or not to start its own online education program during Wednesday’s meeting – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. The proposed Manhattan Virtual Program (MVP) would replace iQ Academy Kansas, which ends when

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | March 04, 2014

    Commission supports sending recyclable material to Howie’s

    WESTMORELAND —Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday endorsed a proposal to begin taking recycled materials to Howie’s Recycling in Manhattan. Tim Eisenbarth, who oversees the county’s recycling program, said the move would simplify the program and save a considerable amount of money — primarily in transportation

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 04, 2014

    Status hearing postponed in vehicular homicide case

    Judge Meryl Wilson rescheduled Daniel Nitchman’s status hearing Tuesday. Nitchman is charged with vehicular homicide in the September accident that caused the death of Samantha Coleman, 31, of Abilene. Coleman was struck on Interstate 70 by Nitchman’s 2012 Ford pickup after he reportedly fell asleep at

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 04, 2014

    APDesign student wins scholarship

    A recently established scholarship by Momenta, an Overland Park architecture, planning and design firm, will provide financial assistance to a fourth-year student in the department of architecture at Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign. The recipient of the new

  • Obituaries | March 04, 2014


    Daniel L. “Dan” Thomas, 40, of Blue Rapids, died of natural causes March 1 at Community Memorial Health Care in Marysville. Survivors include his wife, Jenny Thomas, his son, Davis Thomas, his father, Bill Thomas, all of Blue Rapids; and sister Jancy Donner and husband, Lane, of

  • Obituaries | March 04, 2014


    Marie H. Dahl, 77, of Kansas City, Mo., died Feb. 25. Marie was born May 23, 1936, in Kansas City, Mo. Marie was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Sons of Norway, T.O.P.S. and Parents as Teachers. She was preceded in death by her parents

  • Obituaries | March 04, 2014


    Edna Mae Gerdes Schwarz, 81, of Marysville, died Sunday at Cambridge Place in Marysville. The family provided some of the following information. Edna Mae was born Feb. 27, 1933 at Odell, Neb., to William R. and Grace (Tjaden) Gerdes. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Immanuel State

  • Obituaries | March 04, 2014


    Steve Edwin Hemphill, 71, of Wamego, died Sunday at the Valley Vista Good Samaritan Society in Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. Steve was born on March 17, 1942, in Madison to George and Florence (Ames) Hemphill. He attended local schools and graduated from Manhattan

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