• MHS MASCOT | Group to continue scholarship discussion

    The Manhattan High School mascot committee will continue discussions of creating a new scholarship during its next meeting. The committee meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. The 15-member mascot committee — a panel formed to address .

  • Syntax sin: Man’s crime a misdemeanor not a felony

    A Manhattan man sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison was released Monday after serving fewer than 2 years because the Riley County attorney’s office used poor grammar to argue the man had committed a felony. Tracey Toliver received a 114-month .

  • Phoebe Samelson

    Phoebe Samelson, 88, a former academic adviser at Kansas State University and docent at Konza Prairie, died April 21, 2017, at Meadowlark Hills. Phoebe was born Feb. 28, 1929, in Madison, Wis., to Fred and Edith Jones, both plant pathologists. Her love of nature began .

  • Charles Green

    Charles Daniel Green, 91, died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Santa Marta in Olathe, KS. Charles was a lifelong resident of the Manhattan, KS area prior to moving to Olathe. Charles is preceded in death by his parents Mont J. Green and Mary .

  • Elizabeth “Betsy” Blaser

    Elizabeth “Betsy” Blaser, age 47, passed away at her home in Waterville on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Betsy is the daughter of Bob and Pam Blaser of Waterville. Funeral arrangements are pending. Services arranged by Terry-Christie Funeral Home, Waterville, Kansas. www.terrychristiefuneralhome. com.

  • Wesley Flinn

    Wesley C. Flinn, age 90, of Manhattan, died April 24, 2017 at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born July 31, 1926. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502..

  • Rev. David L. Marshall

    Rev. David L. Marshall, 89 of Manhattan, Kansas passed away Friday, April 21st at his home. David Lane Marshall was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania on March 14, 1928, the son of the James Earl and Emily (Furlong) Marshall. He was united in marriage .

  • EDITORIAL | Wall need not thwart resolution

    Suddenly, the wall that candidate Donald Trump promised along the U.S.-Mexico border and that so galvanized his supporters is being referred to more as an analogy than as a genuine structure. That’s good, if it’s true, .

  • President Trump, meet Robert Frost

    To the Editor Listening to the news about “the wall” takes me back to Robert Frost. Here’s a passage from his poem “Mending Wall”: “Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in .

  • POTT COUNTY | Commission reviews 20-year facilities plan

    A 20-year master facilities plan recommends more than $12 million in new buildings and renovations to current facilities owned by Pottawatomie County at Westmoreland. The plan, developed by BG Consultants, combines a 2015 space needs assessment and a 2016 life cycle assessment of .

  • University Park water shut off Tuesday for repairs

    The University Park water beneft district has six inoperative water valves that Riley County Public Works was scheduled to replace Tuesday. The entire water system was planned to be off for the day. Because the system won’t have pressure, .

  • ‘Unity (1918)’ a good way to round off the year

    Among the other things that can be said for the K-State Theater production of “Unity (1918),” it is also a nice rounding off of the year. This is the anniversary of the U.S. entrance into World War I. We marked .


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