• How do schools decide if it’s too chilly to open? Bluemont2.phatch

    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..

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • Lundquist can’t stay away from fire department Guyneighbor.phatch

    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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .


    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, .


    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 .


    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 .

  • Rethink city-KSU fund process

    The City-University Projects Fund was established on June 30, 1994. The fund was part of the annexation agreement that included KSU in the city limits. The logic was based on the following: 1. The university purchases water and sewer service from the city. 2. .

  • ‘Harvey’ still alive, well and living at MAC Ben.nyberg

    It’s been nineteen seasons since the presentation by the then Manhattan Civic Theatre of Mary Chase’s much beloved 1944 Pulitzer-Prize-winning comedy, Harvey, back in November of 1995. Lots of change in lots of stuff since then, but judging from the .


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