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  • Architect to present auditorium drawing

    The Manhattan City Commission will consider plans on Tuesday for Peace Memorial Auditorium improvements. The work session begins at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Back in December, city administrators met with members of the Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium group, .

  • Artist, former teacher found his calling with stained glass Neighbor.phatch

    When Maury Berggren was a kid, he was told he’d never be a farmer. “I had a disease, and they said, ‘You will never be a farmer. You are not going to work that hard,’ ” Berggren said. So Berggren .

  • Big Lakes: Cuts could mean loss of services

    Along with school districts, counties and other state-supported entities, Big Lakes Developmental Center could be affected by legislative budget cuts, which has its administrators concerned that those it helps could lose services.  Big Lakes director Lori Feldkamp talked to .

  • Travis Tritt, Craig Morgan added to Stampede lineup

    Travis Tritt, who is celebrating 25 years of making country music with hits like “Country Club,” “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive,” “Anymore” and “Help Me Hold On,” has been added to the 2015 Country Stampede lineup. Festival organizers also .

  • Man charged in death of unborn child

    A Manhattan man was arrested on a warrant for a 2014 incident contributing to the death of an unborn child. Ryan Read Routson, 33, 1637 Osage St., was arrested on Saturday on a warrant after the Kansas Highway Patrol and Riley County Police .

  • They’re old, and so much more

    The occasion for the most recent gathering of old soldiers was the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge on Saturday. There were 26 veterans of that battle, joined by a handful of other area World War II veterans at .


    Richard R. (Dick) Lundquist, 70, of Manhattan died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at his home after a brief illness. The family provided some of the following information. Dick was born Aug. 25, 1944, to Ruben and Alzina (Carlson) Lundquist. He enjoyed playing softball as a .


    James A. “Jim” Wiegert, 69, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan after a hard fought and courageous battle with ALS. The family provided some of the following information. Jim was born on Feb. 8, 1945, to Wilbur (Bud) .


    James L. Copeland, 83, died on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at his residence. He passed away into the arms of his savior, and went to join his beloved wife Gerda, the family said. The family provided some of the following information. He was .


    Terry Schlegel, 61, of Manhattan, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. Terry was an auto mechanic and a graduate of Luckey High School. Services are pending with Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation, Manhattan..


    Charles Ellis “Chuck” Basham, 57, of Omaha, Neb., died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at his residence. He was born July 29, 1957, in Atlanta, Ga. Complete obituary information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home..

  • Rock Creek boys rally, win tourney

    Playing in the championship game at the Burlington Invitational, Rock Creek trailed most of the night and had to rally to take home the tournament title with a 55-52 win Saturday night. The Mustangs trailed 30-20 at halftime and by 14 .


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