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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 21, 2014

    St. Marys man bound over in 2nd-degree murder case

    A St. Marys man was bound over on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault after a preliminary hearing in Pottawatomie County District Court on Thursday. Pablo Gonzalez, 21, was arrested in Pottawatomie County early New Year’s Day after Levi W. Bishop, 24, of Rossville was

  • Manhattan High School | February 21, 2014

    MHS teams play at Highland Park tonight

    With the top seed at sub-state locked up and a tough pair of games on the slate next week in the Centennial League race, it would be easy for the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team to overlook Highland Park tonight on the road. Against an

  • Editorials | February 21, 2014

    College students can use the money

    The bill to refund sales tax on textbook purchases by postsecondary students in Kansas has enough going for it that it sailed through the Kansas House of Representatives, 122-0. The bill would allow students at any Kansas postsecondary institution — public and private colleges and universities,

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 21, 2014

    Professor and architect to give lecture at KSU

    A Columbia University professor and New York-based architect will present the Ekdahl Distinguished Lecture for the architecture department at Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design. Laurie Hawkinson’s lecture, “Moving Space,” will be at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in the K-State

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 21, 2014

    K-State offers sales certificate

    A new certificate being offered by Kansas State University’s National Strategic Selling Institute can provide students planning sales-related careers with a competitive advantage. The institute’s certificate in professional strategic selling lets students gain exposure to the fundamentals of sales through an advanced curriculum

  • Obituaries | February 21, 2014


    James R. Mead, 70, of Manhattan, died Monday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. The family provided some of the following information. He was born June 20, 1943, in Tooele, Utah. James was raised in Sterling. After his schooling, he entered the Army and was a Vietnam vet.

  • Obituaries | February 21, 2014


    Thomas E. Fleeker, 69, of Great Falls, Mont., died Wednesday in the hospice at Great Falls, Mont. He was born to William and Ruth (Omstead) Fleeker in Manhattan on Feb. 13, 1945.  He attended Manhattan schools and served in the U.S. Navy. After serving in the

  • Obituaries | February 21, 2014


    Willie Paul Hall, 67, of rural St. George, died Wednesday, at the Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Jan. 11, 1947 in Amazonia, Mo. He was the son of C.B. and Ila (Mann) Hall. He

  • Local | February 21, 2014

    Medal of Honor winner Walter Ehlers dies at 92

    Ehlers new.phatch

    Walter Ehlers knew fear, tragedy, glory and celebrity as few Manhattanites ever have or ever will. Mr. Ehlers, the only resident of Manhattan to receive the Medal of Honor for gallantry in combat above and beyond the call of duty, died Thursday near his retirement

  • Columns | February 21, 2014

    Fracking is safe and beneficial

    Fear has become a principal means of directing public opinion away from the facts, and in the case of hydraulic fracturing, it is occurring with a well-known and historically acceptable process associated with recovering oil and natural gas from the earth. Fear of the unknown

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