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  • Board pushes election changes

    Manhattan Ogden school board members on Wednesday asked area legislators to work with their fellow lawmakers to retract a requirement for school districts to hold elections with mail-in ballots separately from other elections. The measure was put in House Bill 2506, .

  • State’s high court to hear ex-soldier’s appeal

    A former Fort Riley soldier convicted of first-degree murder and criminal discharge of a firearm will appeal Dec. 9 to the Kansas Supreme Court. Daniel Parker, who was 25 at the time of the incident, was convicted for an incident in which .

  • K-State announces fall graduation ceremonies

    Fall commencement ceremonies will be Dec. 12 and 13 at Kansas State University.  The university will award more than 1,350 bachelor’s degrees, nearly 400 master’s degrees, nearly 60 doctoral degrees and 12 associate degrees. More than 200 students are earning their degree through K-State .

  • Committee to study school budget for cuts

    The school district will create a budget advisory committee to evaluate cuts for the next fiscal year in anticipation of decreased state school funding. In November, estimates from the state’s Consensus Revenue Estimating Group predicted a $279 million shortfall from .

  • Roundabout is a good choice

    It’s good to see that members of the Manhattan City Commission are not just open to the possibility of a roundabout at the intersection of Anderson Avenue and Scenic Drive but leaning toward that type of traffic method. Apart .

  • Many contributed to success of Veterans Day forum

    To the Editor: The staff at Manhattan Public Library would like to thank the distinguished group of Vietnam veterans who participated in the Veterans Day forum at the Wareham Opera House on Nov.11. We appreciate the time and effort of .

  • Indians take second at Topeka West invite

    The Manhattan High swimming and diving team started its season off with a second-place finish at the Topeka West Invitational Wednesday afternoon, just 17 points behind Washburn Rural. The Indians scored 384 team points to finish well ahead of third-place Seaman, which .

  • George era set to begin at MHS B1.21214.mhsbk.phatch

    Since taking over as head boys’ basketball coach last spring, Benji George has faced plenty of adversity. The Indians were counting on two senior post players — Payton Stephens and Chris Martin — to be back this winter and anchor the paint, .

  • Experienced MHS girls look to reload B1.12214.mhsbk.phatch

    Featuring the largest senior class in five seasons, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team has a wealth of experience returning from last year’s fourth-place team at the Class 6A state tournament. The team did lose its point guard and .


    Del Knauer, 91, died Dec. 2 at his home in Hutchinson. He was born May 24, 1923, in Barnard, Kan., the son of William F. and Leitha (Eddy) Knauer. He was a graduate of KSU and KU, and taught at Hutchinson High School for 37 .


    Stephan Anthony Konz, 81, of Manhattan, professor emeritus of industrial engineering at Kansas State University, died on Dec. 2 in his sleep with his wife and family by his side. Steve was born in Milwaukee, Wis., Nov.25, 1933. He graduated from the University .


    Regene A. “Jean” Finn, 86, died Dec. 2 in LaCross, Kan. Jean was born March 23, 1928, in Hoisington to Reglin and Margaret (Poore) Valerius. Jean married Bob “Slats” Finn on Aug. 21, 1948. She was a homemaker and had worked as a telephone operator, and .


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