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  • I Wonder |Local |Education | March 03, 2014

    How do schools decide if it’s too chilly to open?


    Q:  Why did they have school today? I thought they had rules about calling off school when it’s below zero, since kids have to stand outside while waiting for the bus.

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 03, 2014

    ESPN boss to talk at KSU

    Kansas State University’s first Landon Lecture of 2014 will feature John Skipper, president of ESPN Inc. and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, as well as prominent figures in collegiate athletics.    The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 2 in McCain Auditorium. The event will

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 03, 2014

    Commissioners hear updates on Meals, storms

    Updates from the Riley County Commission: • Mary Jo Harbour, chair of the Riley County Council on Aging, updated the commission on its Meals on Wheels program in conjunction with March for Meals Month. Harbour said the program is currently serving about 170 meals a day to

  • Editorials | March 03, 2014

    Bill would fix imaginary problem

    Opponents of a bill that would make it easier to prosecute school officials for introducing offensive materials to students have good reason to be alarmed. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, a Shawnee Republican, is so broad that it could leave educators more

  • Neighbors | March 03, 2014

    Lundquist can’t stay away from fire department


    Guy Lundquist contributes to the Manhattan Fire Department in a multitude of ways – as a former firefighter, current custodian and unofficial department historian. Lundquist, born and raised in Manhattan, served as an MFD firefighter from January 1977 until his early retirement in March 1997. During his career,

  • Manhattan High School | March 03, 2014

    MHS girls’ bowling makes state

    Last season, it was the Manhattan boys’ team qualifying for the state bowling tournament in Wichita. This year, it’s the girls’ turn. The Manhattan girls’ bowling team finished second at the Washburn Rural regional in Topeka on Friday, qualifying the team to compete at

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 03, 2014

    Short stories inspiration for art exhibit

    The short stories of one of Latin America’s most celebrated writers are the inspiration for a new exhibition at Kansas State University’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art that explores the visual interpretation of fiction from a philosophical perspective. “Painting Borges: Art Interpreting

  • Obituaries | March 03, 2014


    Ruby M. Broman, 102, of Seward, Neb., formerly of Blue Rapids, died March 1 in Seward. Survivors include her son, Carl E. Whitesell and wife, Ann, of Scranton; three daughters, Mary Lou Higgins of El Cajon, Calif., Beulah M. Spunaugle and husband, Tom, of Seward, Neb., Delma

  • Obituaries | March 03, 2014


    Mildred M. Sanberg, 97, died Feb. 26 at Leonardville Nursing Home in Leonardville. The family provided some of the following information. Mildred was born Dec. 15, 1916, in Morganville, the daughter of James and Carrie (Burchard) Murphy. Mildred attended school in Clay Center. She married Weldon V. Sanberg on

  • Obituaries | March 03, 2014


    John H. “Jack” Schmeal Jr., 65, of Olsburg, died early Monday morning at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born on Feb. 28, 1949 in Newton, N.J. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan,

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