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  • February 11, 2014

    Commissioners waive fees for affordable housing

    City commissioners on Tuesday agreed to waive building permit and utility connection fees for the Area Area Housing Partnership for the construction of affordable housing with a 4-1 vote. They unanimously approved 2014 goals and priorities set during their retreat with one minor amendment to the

  • Manhattan High School | February 11, 2014

    Chargers defeat MHS boys, 69-59

    The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team trailed most of the night in a 69-59 loss to the Topeka West Chargers Tuesday night. Manhattan came out sluggish to start the game and Topeka West led 25-17 heading into the second quarter. The Indians made some headway

  • Manhattan High School | February 11, 2014

    MHS girls down Chargers, 60-17

    The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team stayed undefeated in Centennial League play while extending its current win streak to 11 Tuesday night in a rout of Topeka West, 60-17. Caroline Ballard scored 16 for the Indians, with Darby Price adding 13. Eleven girls scored for Manhattan in the

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 11, 2014

    Belafonte to young people: ‘Let’s wake up’


    Harry Belafonte, singer, actor and civil rights activist, preferred the role of a American Revolution patriot Monday. Belafonte told the 535 people in attendance at McCain Auditorium that he wanted to play “a little bit of Paul Revere” to alert the crowd of troubles ahead caused

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 11, 2014

    County approves fix to creek signs

    A 12-mile-long stream which runs east of St. Marys is apparently misspelled — both on U.S. Geological Survey maps and on a Kansas Department of Transportation road sign. Bourbonais Creek should be Bourbonnais Creek, with an additional “n,” according to the USGS. The Pottawatomie County

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 11, 2014

    Official: Mortgage tax bill stalled

    Proposed legislation to eliminate the Mortgage Registration Tax in Kansas has apparently stalled following a hearing before a legislative committee. Register of Deeds Betty Abitz told Pott County Commissioners Monday there has been no action on the legislation since the recent hearing which she and

  • Manhattan High School | February 11, 2014

    Manhattan High boys rout Washburn Rural, 76-55

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    When it comes to basketball, Darian Taylor embraces his role. Nobody expects him to average double-figure scoring or make flashy plays on offense. His coaches expect him to be in the right spots and do all the little things that help the Manhattan High boys’

  • Manhattan High School | February 11, 2014

    Indians complete signing day

    Six more Manhattan High athletes signed national letters of intent Monday afternoon inside Rezac Auditorium in front of family and friends, giving the Indians eight total for signing day and 15 so far among the class of 2014. Winston Dimel and Darian Taylor each signed on to

  • Obituaries | February 11, 2014


    Evan Brown Crumbaker, 91, of Wamego, died Saturday at Valley Vista Good Samaritan Society. The family provided some of the following information. Evan was born Sept. 18, 1922, in Onaga. He was the son of Charles Andrew and Adda Belle (Brown) Crumbaker. He attended Onaga Schools and graduated

  • Obituaries | February 11, 2014


    Frederick J. “Fred” Lorson, 89, of Hope, died Thursday at his home. Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Lorson was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Columba Catholic Church in Elmo with the Rev. Mark Wesely as Celebrant. The family provided some of the following information.

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