Wednesday, May 6, 2015


  • Obituaries | April 29, 2015


    Wilma Christine Abitz, 94, of Wheaton, died Monday, April 27, 2015, in Westmoreland.  She was born Jan. 20, 1921, in Wheaton, the daughter of Alfonso and Emma Kohn Kufahl. She married Almon Abitz April 24, 1940. He died April 19, 1997. Wilma was a farmwife and homemaker, taking care of her family as

  • Obituaries | April 29, 2015


    Eldon Vern Slagle, 94, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan.  The family provided some of the following information. He was born May 12, 1920, the first son of Vern and Ivy (Prose) Slagle, on the old Pickerell place south of Beeler in Ness County.

  • Obituaries | April 29, 2015


    Earl Gene Peterson, 79, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the St. Francis Health Center in Topeka. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

  • Obituaries | April 29, 2015


    Dwaine L. Mellies, 76, of Clay Center, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the Clay County Medical Center. Graveside inurnment services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Greenwood Cemetery. The Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Local |Business | April 28, 2015

    Resident sues housing authority over mold

    A former Apartment Towers resident is filing a lawsuit against the Manhattan Housing Authority because of the building’s mold issues. Maryetta Hubbard started the process of suing the housing authority on April 17 in Riley County District Court by filing a petition that claims exposure

  • Local |Education | April 28, 2015

    Program brings robots, drones to class


    It’s not necessarily weird, but it’s a way to get students interested in science. USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden is using robots and drones to ignite students’ curiosity about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as a part of the initiative to push young people into

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | April 28, 2015

    Can the RTA use federal money for air service?


    Q: Can the Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration use federal money to add more air service from Manhattan Regional Airport? A: Sorry, but no. Our new transit agency is stuck squarely on the ground. The RTA is up and running with considerable federal dollars (approximately $2.7

  • Manhattan High School | April 28, 2015

    MHS golf takes 4th at Topeka West

    The Manhattan High boys’ golf team took fourth place at the Topeka West Invitational Monday afternoon at the Topeka Country Club The Indians finished a stroke behind Garden City, which took third place, while Washburn Rural dominated the 22-team field, shooting a 292 to beat second-place

  • Editorials | April 28, 2015

    Seatbelt use trend impressive

    Sometimes rather than lamenting how far away a certain goal is, it’s helpful to pause and recognize how far one has come. So it is with getting Kansans to wear seatbelts. As Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King announced Monday, Kansans buckled up in the

  • Manhattan High School | April 28, 2015

    Indians’ Roberts signs with UCM

    Manhattan High senior Savannah Roberts made her college choice official on Friday, signing her letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Central Missouri. Roberts said her cousin played basketball for the Jennies, which helped initiate a connection with the coaches. “It started

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