• Local |Education | December 06, 2012

    Board mulls block schedule

    Members of the USD 383 school board Wednesday discussed their upcoming decision on the schedule at Manhattan high School, focusing on a proposed seven hour modified block schedule that includes a late start day. That is one of three options under consideration, the others being staying

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 06, 2012

    Area officials working out metro organization details

    County officials said Thursday that progress is being made on details of the operation of the Metropolitan Planning Organization. They said the focus during recent discussions among member entities has been to work out both the main agreement as well as fiscal responsibility and voting

  • Local |Education | December 06, 2012

    Tatarko not running for school board

    Voters will have at least two open seats to fill on the USD 383 Board of Education next April.  Board member Beth Tatarko said Wednesday she would not seek re-election to the board in the spring. She joins Peter Paukstelis, who announced his decision not

  • Local | December 06, 2012

    Kansas locomotive gets makeover

    CARONA — Exposed to rain, snow, ice and sun for 58 years, the only surviving Kansas City Southern steam locomotive came close to turning into a pile of rust. Engine 1023, once a fixture at Schlanger Park in Pittsburg, is now undergoing preservation efforts at the Heart of

  • Obituaries | December 06, 2012

    L. Gilbert Bristow

    L. Gilbert “Gil” Bristow, 80, of Manhattan died Tuesday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

  • Obituaries | December 06, 2012

    Dave Schwartz

    Dave Schwartz, 58, of Randolph, died Tuesday at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City.

  • Local |Traffic | December 06, 2012

    Three-car pile-up on Hayes Drive

    Three cars were involved in a small pile-up Wednesday in the 900 block of Hayes Drive that resulted in one of the drivers being hospitalized. Lt. Josh Kyle said Ashley Brumfield, 20, Manhattan, was driving her 1999 Pontiac Grand Am when she reportedly looked down to change the

  • Editorials | December 06, 2012

    Power supply often trumps beauty

    Homeowners have something of a love-hate relationship with tree trimmers. After storms, trimmers are heroes. At other times storms, they can be villains. After the ice storm that struck the Flint Hills five Decembers ago, those bucket trucks were the cavalry riding to the rescue.&

  • Letters | December 06, 2012

    Reporter should have pointed out ‘whoppers’

    To the Editor: The front-page article Tuesday describing the presentation of “a key lobbyist” for the Farm Bureau simply begs for the application of some actual journalism. The lobbyist’s claims are so far out of touch with reality that a responsible reporter would know

  • December 06, 2012

    Indians take second in triangular


    The Manhattan High boys’ swimming and diving team hosted its first meet of the year Wednesday, with solid results against tough competition. The home triangular meet, which featured Lawrence High and Lawrence Free State, gave coach Jerry Carpenter the opportunity to swim nearly his entire

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