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    Margaret J. “Shorty” Rogers, 83, Alma, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.  The family provided some of the following information. Shorty was born Aug. 27, 1932, in rural Dwight, the daughter of Carl and Edith Ebbutt Best. She married .


    Christopher William Frank, 33, Paxico, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in a car accident.  The family provided some of the following information. Chris was born on June 3, 1983, in Wamego, the son of Richard and Jennifer Woollard Frank. Chris worked as a Press .


    Ardith E. Schmutz, 76, Junction City, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita. The family provided some of the following information.  Ardith was born on Sept. 5, 1939, in Stockton, Missouri, to Virgil and Audry (McBride) West. On May 10, 1960, .

  • New ‘Pete’s Dragon’ has little to recommend it

    Hollywood does a much better job of merging animation and live action than it did in 1977. That’s the year Mickey Rooney, Helen Reddy, Red Buttons, Jim Dale, Shelley Winters, Jane Kean, Jim Backus (!), Jeff Conaway, and Charlie Callas starred .

  • Local schools take measures to keep students from playing game

    The Pokémon Go madness may have settled down, but the Manhattan-Ogden school district took steps to make sure the game doesn’t make a comeback during school hours. Eric Reid, assistant superintendent, said he hasn’t heard of any .

  • Marlatt/Denison plan goes forward

    Design work is nearly 30 percent complete for a project to expand lanes on Denison and Marlatt avenues. Brad Waller of Alfred Benesch and Company discussed the project Monday with area officials during an intergovernmental luncheon. The officials at the meeting .

  • Board to hear long-term proposals

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will spend a night listening to proposals from architecture firms that want to help plan the school district’s future. The board invited five architecture firms and consultants to a special meeting Wednesday night to allow .

  • Fire at west Dairy Queen causes ‘extensive’ damage

    The Manhattan Fire Department put out a fire at the west-side Dairy Queen Tuesday morning. The MFD responded to a report of smoke in the building of the Dairy Queen, 3116 Anderson Ave., at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, said Ryan Almes, deputy .

  • Son of businessman found dead in home

    The adult son of the president of Farrar Corporation was found dead Monday morning. Todd Farrar, 41, died at 2720 Heartland Valley Road, a home owned by his parents, Joe and Nancy Farrar. The Riley County Police Department received a call about .

  • Bridge repair to coincide with fall harvest

    It could be a bitter harvest for area farmers planning to use the Belvue Bridge to transport grain this fall. The bridge will be closed during daylight hours for up to three weeks beginning the week of Sept. 5, as Pottawatomie .

  • LaPolice officially on 1st District ballot

    Alan LaPolice of Clyde is officially on the ballot in the race for Kansas’ 1st District congressional seat. LaPolice, who is running as an independent, had to collect at least 2,000 signatures to be on the ballot. The Kansas Secretary of .


    Goodcents 1317 Anderson Ave. Modified complaint inspection Aug. 11 Critical violations: 2 • An employee drank from an open drinking cup using his bare hand on the cup and a finger on the rim of the cup. He then put on gloves and handled .


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