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  • Measles today is inexcusable

    This measles outbreak — the disease has popped up on the East Coast and upper Midwest as well as in California — is inexcusable. Measles isn’t some cute rite of passage for preschool or elementary school children. It’s a dangerous, .

  • USD 383 says it has plan for possible measles outbreak

    There are no known cases of measles in Kansas currently, but USD 383 has protocols in place to contain an outbreak, a district official said. “Whooping cough comes around every so often but we’ve not seen measles so far,” USD 383 .

  • Commission discusses intersection options

    The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday addressed several issues regarding new development in Blue Township east of Manhattan. The commission reviewed two options for a preliminary design of Harvest Road from Excel Road east to Lake Elbo Road. “They’re to .

  • ‘The Loft’ proves to be an amusing cinematic thriller G.w.clift1

    For people my age there is substantial irony in the recent commercial success of European thrillers and action movies. When I was young, continental directors were too sophisticated to make anything so low as shoot-’em-ups. Hitchcock had to come .

  • Police release more details about worker injured at Vanier site Vanier.phatch

    The construction worker who was taken to the hospital after a concrete form fell on him Monday morning was released from the hospital without any serious injuries. The worker was removing forms from concrete that had set at the Vanier .

  • Another preschool project on tap at board meeting

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider upgrading the communications wiring system at College Hill Preschool during a 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting. Last month, the school board approved spending $175,000 on Phase 1 improvements at the preschool, 2600 Kimball Ave. That project includes a .

  • MHS bowlers take second at home quadrangular Mhsbowling taylor.phatch

    Most days, the kind of scores the Manhattan boys’ bowling team put up on Monday would be enough to win a quadrangular meet. But most days, the Indians aren’t facing teams with the depth of Washburn Rural. Defeating the .

  • Stufflebeam not selected for Topeka superintendent job

    Rock Creek Superintendent Darrel Stufflebeam said he plans to stay in the district after Auburn-Washburn USD 437 selected a candidate for its open superintendent position. “It was a really good learning experience and it would have been a difficult choice had .


    Anita Taylor, 70, of St. George, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at her residence in St. George. She was born on July 19, 1944, in Manhattan, the daughter of Maynard and Georgia (Cyrene) Breese. Anita worked as a cook for Farm Bureau and also the .


    Rick Harris, 66, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at The Good Shepard Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provide some of the following information. He was born Aug. 26, 1949, in Raytown, Mo. He was the son of Harley and Geraldine Harris and attended schools .


    Madeline Dunn, 95, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on Nov. 21, 1919, in Lincoln County, the daughter of Edward and Nona (Gourley) Mathews. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced .

  • K-State adds, loses recruits as signing day looms

    A pair of three-star linebackers have changed their minds and are no longer headed to Kansas State — both major blows to the Wildcats’ 2015 recruiting class, just days ahead of National Signing Day on Wednesday. Loganville, Ga., linebacker Mohamed Barry and .


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