James N. “Jim” Black, 81, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Jim was born Nov. 20, 1932, in Minneapolis. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502..


    Charles L. Schmidt, 62, of rural Antonino, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at his home. He was born April 13, 1952, in Hays to Richard R. and Mabel M. (Werth) Schmidt. He graduated from St. Joseph Military Academy in 1970. He married Alexia Gross in 1975 in .


    Michael Paul Pachta, 47, of Riley, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, of natural causes at his home. He was born Sept. 7, 1967, in Belleville, Kansas to Vincent P. Pachta and Judith (Nobert) Pachta. He was the middle of five children. Mike attended school in .

  • Rockhill Real Estate opens in Manhattan

    Rockhill Real Estate Group has entered the Manhattan real estate industry. Led by established real estate agents Casie Eichman-Hartwich, Brooke Norman-Tapp and Trish Beggs, the company provides more than 30 years of combined experience with more than $32 million in sales. Rockhill .

  • JNT Company hires account director

    Shanna Goodman is joining JNT Company, an interactive web and marketing agency, as account director. Goodman will have oversight of brand strategy and account direction for a variety of interactive products and services. Her background includes a bachelor’s degree .

  • KSU Foundation hires four people

    The Kansas State University Foundation hired John Angelos as director of construction. He will oversee construction projects for the foundation in support of Kansas State. Angelos has more than 20 years of experience in construction, and more than $1.4 billion of work, .

  • RCPD officer to retire Oct. 1

    Police Officer Rodney Cook has announced his retirement from the Riley County Police Department. Cook began his career with the department in March 1987 as a police officer. He will retire effective Oct. 1, 2014, after 27 years of service. Cook has served the .

  • Varney and Associates hires senior manager

    Varney and Associates, CPAs, hired Julie Spiegel, CPA, as a senior manager. Spiegel joined the firm in September after a long tenure at a Manhattan-based agriculture lending company that provided tax and financial accounting services to its farm and ranch .

  • Colbert Hills hires business development director

    Inge Jorgensen Seiler is the director of business development for Colbert Hills. Seiler’s primary role is to become immersed in the Manhattan community, building relationships with businesses and community members. Prior to joining Colbert Hills, Seiler spent seven seasons .

  • Scottish vote will shake up U.K. governance

    If a single factor has characterized the British political system, it has been strict centralization. Even local government is under the strict control of the central authorities. Funds are allocated downward, and the implementation of major decisions by Parliament is .

  • Manhattan routs Scots, 54-0

    The Manhattan High football team scored early and often against Highland Park on Friday night at Bishop Stadium, running out to a quick lead in the first quarter and going on to rout the Scots, 54-0. The Indians dominated every .

  • Company cited in tower collapse

    The company that was dismantling a communications tower near Blaine when it collapsed and killed two workers in March has been cited for two willful and four serious safety violations related to the accident. The U.S. Department of Labor’.


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