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  • Daycare to take over Rambler’s building

    The Manhattan City Commission unanimously passed a plan Tuesday for a daycare to take over the old Rambler’s Steak House and Saloon building. On first reading, the city approved amending the Heritage Square South Commercial Planned Unit Development to .


    Carol Sue Hartung Shane Varelman, 72, died on Friday, March 17, 2017, in Topeka, after having suffered a stroke. The family provided some of the following information: Carol was born Feb. 15, 1945, in Junction City, to Edward and Ethlyn (Callison) Hartung. She grew up .


    Carletta “Jean” Sutton, 69, of Ogden, died Friday, March 10, 2017, at the Salina Regional Hospital. The family will greet friends prior to the service from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz in Manhattan. An inurnment graveside service .

  • State workers deserve pay raises

    A 2-percent raise isn’t exorbitant. It might be a shade more than the inflation rate, but then again, if the economy continues to gather steam, 2-percent raises might just help employees’ incomes keep up with the inflation rate. The $20 .

  • Don’t let Westar control private solar systems

    To the Editor: Writing this, I’m thinking of a friend who lives on the edge of town. Going on 50 years, he’s dutifully paid for electricity sent to him on lines owned by a monopoly that has been guaranteed .

  • Thanks for supporting lawn-mowing clinic

    To the Editor: The annual youth lawnmowing clinic was held March 14 at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. This is a cooperative event put on by the KSU Riley County Extension and the Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club. The clinic’s purpose .

  • Conservatives choose Gorsuch over Hwang

    To the Editor: I see the esteemed local conservatives have written in defense of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. I am sure they did due diligence and thoroughly read the entire case that Grace .

  • Live-action ‘Beauty and Beast’ holds few surprises

    No matter how one tries to formulate remarks about the new, live-action “Beauty and the Beast” movie, what one says is going to sound like complaining. That’s too bad. Disney’s 2017 version of its 1993 stage musical based on its 1991 .

  • K-State rides big third inning to win over Omaha Ksubaseball1

    If two innings of small pitching hiccups were Kansas State’s most bothersome issues Tuesday night, one need not look far to see how dominant the Wildcats were in a 10-1 win over Omaha. They tacked on 3 runs in the .

  • 2 house fires, gas leak keep MFD crews busy Monday

    Two house fires and a gas leak kept the Manhattan Fire Department busy on Monday. No injuries were reported, according to MFD deputy chief Ryan Almes. A porch fire extended into a house in a mobile home community on the .

  • Manhattan tax rate in middle of pack

    Manhattan ranks in the middle among the 25 “first class” cities in Kansas in combined city, county and school district property taxes levied. This is based on information from the League of Municipalities’ 2017 edition of the Kansas Tax Rate and Fiscal .

  • KSU study counters common beliefs about marbling in steaks Steak

    Staff and wire reports A K-State study has found the marbling texture of steak makes no difference to consumers. The marbling texture of meat is based on the amount of white, visible flecks of fat within meat. Meat scientist Travis .


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