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  • Monday fire causes $75,000 in damage to Manhattan home Firemhk

    A house fire Monday afternoon caused a total of $75,000 in damage, according to a report from the Manhattan Fire Department. Officials responded to a report of fire at 422 Vattier St. at 2:45 p.m. Smoke and flames were showing from the .

  • Weather could delay reopening of Excel Road

    After approximately seven months of construction, Excel Road east of Manhattan will reopen to traffic on Wednesday. Maybe. Mother Nature could have a say in the matter, Peter Clark, public works director, told Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday. The forecast of .


    Carmen B. Hauser, 97, formerly of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The family provided some of the following information: Mrs. Hauser was born in Los Lunas, New Mexico, and was a resident of Winchester, Virginia. She is survived by her daughter, Vicky .


    Grace A. Davies, 93, died Sept. 16, 2016, at her residence in Manhattan. She was born on March 14, 1923, in Spokane, Washington. She was the daughter of Joseph S. and Ruth S. (Robinson) Littlefield. Survivors include her husband Ralph; 2 sons: John M. “Jack” Dailey .


    Dennis “Denny” Eugene Dekat, 86, of Flush, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born in Flush on June 18, 1930, the son of Eugene L. and Genevieve M. (Prockish) Dekat. .

  • State jobless outlook troubling

    It’s discouraging that the state’s economists expect Kansas to have a higher jobless rate than the nation as a whole beginning in 2018, but it’s hardly catastrophic. That’s because both unemployment rates are expected to be below 5 .

  • Teach students to be culturally competent

    To the Editor: As a resident of Manhattan, I feel we’ve reached a point where we must seriously and conscientiously weigh the potential negative consequences on indigenous students of keeping the Manhattan High School mascot against the benefits of .

  • Ignorance evident in ‘POWWOW’ headline

    To the Editor: I attended the Nov. 30 school board forum on the Manhattan High School mascot. The meeting was productive, informative and an important opportunity for Manhattanites to learn more about the mascot as well as the diverse voices that .

  • Let’s correct our error, and retire MHS mascot

    To the Editor: Mascots should never, ever be ethnic groups, especially not marginalized ethnic groups. Mascots work best as fauna (tigers, sharks, hawks) or groups that represent chosen professions or ideologies (pioneers, cowboys, patriots). Currently our students, teachers, parents, supporters .

  • Board should reject politically correct move

    To the Editor: I am a 28-year, four-war veteran of the U.S. Army. I understand that the politically educated Dudley Do Rights are attempting to eliminate the Manhattan High School Indian logo. In the past we eliminated the Incas, .

  • The Ten Tenors offer Christmas music and more

    The Australian vocal group The Ten Tenors presented their “Home for the Holidays” show in K-State’s McCain Auditorium last Friday. The singers appeared with an onstage keyboard player, a guitarist, and a glassbaffle surrounded kit drummer. They gave us .

  • MHS girls basketball moves up, boys move down in latest poll

    Both Manhattan basketball teams moved in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association rankings, which were released on Monday. The girls basketball team moved up one spot to No. 6 in the 6A rankings, while the boys dropped two spots from No. 3 .


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