• Board to discuss virtual school, iPads

    The USD 383 Board of Education will discuss its online education program, the purchase of iPads at Marlatt Elementary School and a number of maintenance projects at its 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting. Manhattan Virtual Academy was approved by the board in .

  • Nonprofit seeks $5,000 for local health initiatives

    Community Health Ministry, Wamego, renewed its request for county funding Monday, asking the Pottawatomie County Commission for $5,000 for the coming fiscal year. “With needs increasing…it takes money to do what we do,” Ben Meek, CHM executive director, told commissioners. .

  • Sales tax receipts for 2014 still below estimates

    Manhattan is still behind in terms of the city’s 2014 sales tax budget. The city collected $859,419 from sales taxes in late April and early May, according to the latest report. That’s $21,437 lower than the budgeted total. The actual sales .

  • 1-year-old Clay Center boy killed in accident

    A toddler died Monday night after being hit by an SUV as it was leaving a parking lot. At about 8:05 p.m. Monday, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported that 1-year-old Kael Dame, of Clay Center, was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet .

  • Senior 17ers to open season tonight

    When the Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers take the field tonight, it will be a little more than 48 hours since the team’s rosters became final on Sunday. But new 17ers’ coach Steve Disbrow said regardless of how much .


    JoAnn McIntosh, 66, of Manhattan, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. She was born on June 28, 1947 at Chadron, Neb., the daughter of Leo Henry and Ruth Elizabeth (Reece) Kistler. JoAnn .


    Canyon L. Kelly, 12, of Fort Mohave, Ariz., died Friday, May 30, 2014, in a one vehicle accident north of Waterville. The family provided the following information. Canyon was born May 23, 2002, in Kingman, Ariz, to Dempsey A. Kelly and Tiffany A. (Birka) Kelly.&.


    Elmer G. Hodges, 76, of St. George, died Sunday, June 1, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born on March 25, 1938, in St. George,  the son of Carl and Mary (Zarger) Hodges.  Elmer was a lifetime area .


    Jane V. Elias, 93, of Manhattan, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. The family provided the following information. Jane Virginia Solts was born Oct. 5, 1920, in Beatrice, Neb., the only child of the late Vallora B. and Zilpah B. .


    Warren G. Rickson, 89,  of Topeka and formerly of Manhattan, died Monday, June 2, 2014,  at Stormont-Vail in Topeka. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..


    Rhoda Culbertson, 63, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on June 12, 1950. Complete service times and obituary information are pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, .

  • Loss of grants means higher fees for Boys and Girls Club

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Boys & Girls Club, I want to share some changes that are occurring beginning this fall which will affect our families. Recently, the Board of Directors approved an increased program fee effective in .


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