• Manhattan High School | May 03, 2015

    Indians take 11th at Hutch Invite

    In what figures to be a preview of sorts for the Class 6A state meet, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team took 11th place at the Hutchinson Invitational at Carey Park Friday. Carey Park is set to host the state tournament later this month, so

  • Manhattan High School | May 03, 2015

    MHS softball sweeps Blue Jays

    The Manhattan High softball team won a pair of road games against Centennial League rival Junction City Friday evening, winning 10-5 and 14-4. The Indians needed a rally in the late innings to beat the Blue Jays in Game 1. Manhattan took a 2-0 lead in

  • Manhattan High School | May 03, 2015

    MHS soccer beats Wichita Heights, 3-1

    The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team shrugged off a disappointing tie earlier this week by beating the Wichita Heights Falcons on the road Friday afternoon, 3-1. The Indians had plenty of scoring chances in the match but didn’t take control until the second half

  • Local |Education | May 03, 2015

    Love of cars drives small-town auto shop owner

    The car was damaged in Texas. The repair is being done in a body shop in Kansas. That is one example of the work of an entrepreneurial auto body specialist who chooses to live in rural Kansas. John Gean is founder and owner of Protown

  • Local |Briefs |Education |Business | May 03, 2015

    Caterpillar, MATC partner on job training program

    A pilot program in Manhattan designed to train workers for area manufacturing jobs is starting up later this month. The Kansas Department of Commerce, Caterpillar Work Tools Inc. and Manhattan Area Technical College will provide short term training through the Workforce AID (Aligned with Industry

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 03, 2015

    Kansas State student takes second place in competition

    John Dempster, a Kansas State University senior in accounting and economics from Manhattan, placed second in the 2015 Capsim Foundation Business Simulation Challenge, an international competition that featured 788 students from business schools in 34 countries. The competition used Capsim Management Simulation software to test students’ ability to

  • Obituaries | May 03, 2015


    A memorial service has been scheduled for Esther M. Dornes Roberts, of Manhattan, who died Nov. 20, 2014, at the age of 93. The service will be held graveside, 10 a.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Auburn Cemetery. Casual attire.

  • Obituaries | May 03, 2015


    Norrena Marie Finuf, 96, of Kerrville, Texas, formerly of Manhattan, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Kerrville. The family provided some of the following information. She was born June 6, 1918 in Lincoln, to William Henry and Emma Eliese Werries Bosch. She married Bernard Andrew Finuf Dec. 25, 1940, in Topeka. Mrs.

  • Obituaries | May 03, 2015


    Gladys V. Wille, 101, of Wamego, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society in Wamego. Services are pending and Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Obituaries | May 02, 2015


    Ronald J. Sweat, 77, of Manhattan, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born June 25, 1937, in Kirwin. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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