• Retiring teacher puts on her final ‘Westward’ program Chuckwagon-4.phatch

    Fifth-grade teacher LeAnne Thomas became the middle of a mass hug of her 66 students Friday following the conclusion of the 25th annual Westward Movement program. It would be her last one. The students hugged Thomas after the announcement of her .

  • Bake sale ban could hurt school groups

    The people behind school bake sales might have to get a little creative and find other ways to fundraise starting in the fall… at least during the school day. New federal health and wellness guidelines will restrict foods that can .

  • How much power does the mayor really have?

    Q: Does Manhattan’s mayor have any more authority than the other four city commissioners? Wynn Butler fights routinely to hold down the city’s budget – so now that he’s mayor, can he use any additional power to push .

  • Judge to rule on girls testifying in rape case

    Whether two of three young girls allegedly raped by a Fort Riley man last year should be required to testify in person at his trial was a point of contention during a hearing Thursday in Riley County District Court. County .

  • Parking at airport limited as construction continues Airport parking.phatch

    The parking situation at Manhattan Regional Airport continues to change. The loop in front of the terminal has been opened completely again, but other areas have been taken away. Airport Director Peter Van Kuren said half of the rental car .

  • Hogan drops out of House race

    Dan Hogan, a former candidate for the Manhattan City Commission, has withdrawn his candidacy as the Libertarian Party nominee for the 67th District of the Kansas House of Representatives seat.  Hogan, 32, announced his bid for the nod in February. “.

  • Match day effort raises $226,935

    The second annual GROW Green Match Day efforts raised $226,935.62 for 32 endowed funds of local nonprofit organizations Tuesday. The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation event brought a total of 887 gifts from the community through donations onsite at Colony Square Atrium and online, .

  • Property taxes due Monday

    The second half of 2013 property taxes are due Monday in Riley County. Normally, they are due May 10, but because that falls on a Saturday, offices will not be open and taxpayers will get an extra day to pay. County Treasurer .

  • Indians rout Scots Mhssoccer27.phatch

    The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team dominated from start to finish Thursday night against Highland Park, winning 11-0 in a game that could have been even more lopsided without the mercy rule. The Indians were on pace to score far .

  • MHS golfers 4th in Junction City

    The Manhattan High boys’ golf team took fourth place as a team at the Junction City Invitational Thursday afternoon at Rolling Meadows Golf Course. The Indians shot a 306, finishing behind Washburn Rural (292), Hayden (305) and Seaman (305), while finishing ahead of 12 other .

  • Veterans deserve better from VA

    For the first time in decades, the American Legion, a veterans group with some 2.4 million members, has called for public officials to resign. It wants Veterans Administration Secretary Eric Shinseki and two other officials to step down. The American Legion .

  • Jenkins and paycheck fairness

    In mid-April, 2nd District Rep. Lynn Jenkins was in Topeka celebrating the success of a local woman entrepreneur. During an event at the entrepreneur’s company,  Jenkins spoke about the Paycheck Fairness Act, the legislative charade of the moment .


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