• Executive producer a MHS graduate

    Mike Coleman, who grew up here and graduated from Manhattan High in 1989, is the executive producer of “Foxcatcher.” Coleman came up with the idea for the movie in 2002, when he was “a single guy, just floating around” in New York .

  • King will lead local Republicans

    Eileen King, retired Riley County treasurer, has been selected as the new chair of the Riley County Republican Party. King was selected to fill the position previously held by Lee Modesitt at a reorganization meeting Thursday. King, who retired as .

  • This isn’t how it’s supposed to work

    This is no way to get things done. Against the clear wishes of Congress, President Barack Obama is said to be on the verge of taking executive action to give several million undocumented immigrants at least temporary legal status in .

  • Reserve term ‘marriage for heterosexual couples

    To the Editor: For many years, I have known of devoted couples of the same gender who lived together, and whose companionship was a convenience and comfort to them. I can believe that sexual activity was not part of their .

  • Democrats shouldn’t gloat about financial forecasts

    To the Editor: No Kansans, particularly Democrats, should delight or gloat in the Nov. 10 economic estimates that the state will collect $1 billion less in revenue in the years 2015 and 2016 than its projected expenses. We’re in this together. But Kansans .

  • Cameron: Time to put 9th-inning drama to bed Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Please, enough… Stop. Since you seem intent on keeping the World Series alive — endless emails, random strangers stopping me in the check-out line at Dillon’s, etc. — I’ve GOT to finish that ninth inning so we can get on .

  • Indians land 6 on All-Centennial teams

    The Manhattan High boys’ soccer team put six players on the All-Centennial League teams, released this week by the coaches. The Indians had four on the first team, equaling the number of selections of Class 6A state runner-up Washburn Rural. .

  • Current MHS production may be the best ever G.w.clift1

    It isn’t my job to rank the stage musicals produced by Linda Uthoff’s thespian unit up at Manhattan High. But if it were, I think maybe “Hairspray,” the current show, is my favorite. And this, as long-time Manhattanites .

  • Toy drive taking donations

    Donations are now being accepted by Toys for Manhattan, which serves as a community program to receive new and experienced toys and gifts for distribution to underprivileged families in the community as Christmas presents. Donations are being accepted at 409 E. .

  • Plentiful rewards offered at mayor’s holiday parade

    Light yourself. Light your bicycle. Light a float. This year’s Mayor’s Christmas Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade will reward them all. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, at Manhattan Town Center and end .

  • Red Cross urges blood donations

    The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood to help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season. The Red Cross will be in Manhattan Nov. 20 from noon-6 p.m. at .


    Joel Steven McGill, 79, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Joel was born on Aug. 27, 1935, in Junction City, the son of Henry and Edith (Stevens) McGill.  He .


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