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  • Board to vote on ballot measure

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board could decide to ask voters for more taxing authority as early as next week. At a retreat on Wednesday, board members discussed holding a mail-in ballot election that would allow the district to raise its local .

  • Housing Authority to relocate residents

    Sometime this year, the Manhattan Housing Authority Apartment Towers will be vacated temporarily. The residents will move out while construction crews come in to rehab the towers with mold remediation, asbestos removal, flooring replacement, thermal moisture protection and changing of .

  • Attorney: There’s still work to be done with civil rights

    Eric Seitz went to Mississippi in December 1964 to help rebuild a church that had been destroyed because it was being used as a home base for civil rights activity. “I was terrified,” he said Wednesday during a lecture sponsored by .

  • KBI investigating death of 24-year-old inmate in Pott County Jail

    A 24-year-old Pottawatomie County Jail inmate was pronounced dead in the early morning hours Wednesday. The inmate, whom the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office has not identified because officials have not been able to notify family members, was found unresponsive .

  • Bridge bids come in below estimate

    Bids for a proposed bridge replacement southeast of Manhattan generally came in below estimate during a bid opening at Thursday’s Riley County Commission meeting. County engineers had anticipated the replacement to cost $274,000, but three of the four bids were .

  • Board discusses options to relieve school crowding

    Manhattan-Ogden school board members brainstormed for possible solutions to a crowding issue in some USD 383 schools at a Wednesday retreat. Numbers from a Jan. 22 enrollment count show that there are 555 kindergartners enrolled among the district’s nine elementary schools, one .

  • Texada, Woods lead Wildcats past Jayhawks, 55-48

    LAWRENCE — In a span of eight minutes Wednesday night, Kansas State built its largest lead of the game, lost it and then regained it again to finish off a season sweep of the rival Kansas Jayhawks with a 55-48 victory .

  • Big 12 office reprimands K-State

    After reviewing the events following Kansas State’s 70-63 win over Kansas on Monday, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby issued a public reprimand to the school on Wednesday. Bowlsby was upset with both the contact between fans and visiting players and .


    Lois Ann Blenn Dickson, 82, of Westmoreland, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born May 6, 1932, in rural Louisville. She was daughter of Charles and Alice Tucker Miller. She married Louis E. Blenn .

  • ‘SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’ not for everyone Christopher.conner1

    A decade has passed since the improbable cartoon hero SpongeBob Squarepants skipped across the big screen. The lovably clueless character from his own long-running series on Nickleodeon has faced any number of threats and complications armed only with a Pollyanna .


    Dorothy Elaine Olney, 87, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at her residence in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on July 28, 1927, in Muskegon Heights, Mich. She was daughter of Edward Roger and Dorothy Mae (Adams) Washburn. When .


    Oliver George Russ, 94, of Seneca, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Life Care Center of Seneca. He was born Aug. 10, 1920, on a farm southwest of Kelly. He was the son of George C. and Pauline Wilhelm Russ. He first attended rural schools .


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