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  • Police enforcing hands-free talking, texting law to prevent accidents 061114 distracted 004.phatch

    In Manhattan, residents drive hands-free. That is, they drive with hands-free mobile phone devices. In addition to the Kansas law banning texting while driving, Manhattan requires that drivers use hands-free devices if they communicate on mobile devices while driving. “It’.

  • K-State, Fort Riley work together to achieve goals 071114 fortriley 009.phatch

    Each fall, Kansas State University and Fort Riley renew a partnership so that lets each institution can benefit from the other’s resources. “It’s a novel and unique means for both institutions to reach their goals,” said Art DeGroat, .

  • Roosevelt Elementary gets space-age-style equipment

    Children at a Manhattan school this year will be playing on playground equipment that looks fit for Star Trek. USD 383 director of maintenance Keith Noll said the installation of the space-age-style contraptions at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School should be completed .

  • Man gets 18 months for shooting

    WESTMORELAND — Tears were shed Thursday afternoon in Pottawatomie County District court as Judge Jeffrey Elder sentenced Dustin Monroe to 18 months in prison for his role in a December shooting incident at the Manhattan Quality Inn and Suites. The 34-year-old Wamego .

  • Will the new Onaga hospital put others out of business?

    Q: Will the huge new medical complex in Onaga take patients and business away from hospitals in Wamego and other towns in the region? Will they be forced to cut services or staff?.

  • County approves budget of with half-mill increase

    Riley County commissioners passed their 2015 budget Thursday after a public hearing yielded no response. The maximum expenditures for next year are set at $49,699,457, an increase of $5,261,738 over the 2014 budget. The budget also includes a mill-levy increase of .432 mills. A mill .

  • Florida Georgia Line to perform at Stampede

    The band Florida Georgia Line joins Blake Shelton as a headlining act for next summer’s Country Stampede, festival officials announced Friday. The platinum-selling country duo has hat hits including “Dirt,” “Cruise,” and “Get Your Shine On.” The 2015 Kicker Country .

  • Where students can go when they have problems — academic and otherwise 070114 jodikaus 001.phatch

    The transition between living at home and living on your own is a big one, and it doesn’t always go smoothly. However, K-State has a number of programs and services to help students when problems arise. Most are funded .

  • Stephens transferring from MHS

    Manhattan High first-year head coach Benji George’s job got a little bit tougher this week. The rookie boys’ basketball coach, who was promoted to head coach after the resignation of Tim Brooks last winter, will embark on his first .

  • A modest measure of justice

    We doubt many Americans can identify Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan. Then again, millions of Americans have never heard of the Khmer Rouge, don’t know where Cambodia is and weren’t alive in the late 1970s. Even young Americans .


    Alberta Mabel Gish Noel, 93, of Abilene, died Thursday, August 14, 2014.  The family provided the following information. Alberta was born on June 13, 1921, in rural Dickinson County to Benjamin Engle and Grace Ida (Guest) Gish.  Her parents later moved to Abilene.&.


    Harold Eugene Morton, 86, of Alma, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the Memorial Hospital in Abilene.  He was a longtime resident of the area. The family provided the following information. Harold was born March 31, 1928, in Wamego, the son of Raymond J. .


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