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  • Local |Business | February 20, 2015

    Former resturant manager serves up Manhattan’s downtown history


    Globally, it wasn’t exactly a show-stopping day. Let’s see, Oct. 26, 1987 ... The Dow Jones average fell 156.83 points. The head of the Salvadoran Human Rights Commission was assassinated by a death squad. Oh, and Michael Jackson’s “Bad” was Billboard’s hottest song. But that

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 20, 2015

    Man pleads not guilty in crash that damaged 2 area businesses

    A Marysville man who is accused of driving a car through two Manhattan businesses in December pleaded not guilty on Thursday to eight charges in Pottawatomie County Court. Jason Butler, 36, faces charges of felony DUI, failure to stop and remain at the scene of a

  • Local |Fort Riley | February 20, 2015

    Fort Riley soldiers returning from deployment to Kuwait

    Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, are returning to Fort Riley following a nine-month deployment to Kuwait. The first group of about 50 soldiers returned in January, with the remaining set to redeploy in the next few weeks. The entire brigade

  • Manhattan High School | February 20, 2015

    MHS girls preparing for tough road test

    In years past, games between the Hayden and the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team have often been turnover-laden, physical matchups that go down to the wire. Manhattan head coach Scott Mall is expecting nothing less in tonight’s 6 p.m. road matchup with the Wildcats,

  • Editorials | February 20, 2015

    Spring is in the air at Pottorf Hall event

    There’s snow on the ground and snow — or slush or sleet — in the forecast. Which makes this a good weekend to head over to the Manhattan Area Garden Show. It promises plenty of medicine for the souls of folks who not long ago were

  • Letters | February 20, 2015

    What local elected officials do matters; get registered to vote and get involved

    To the Editor: We are going to be electing people for the Manhattan City Commission and the USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden School Board on April 7. The decisions of these two groups of elected officials have a major effect on the lives of everyone in Manhattan. If you

  • Letters | February 20, 2015

    You will have less of valued state services

    To the Editor: Regardless of whether any given individual thinks the governor is right, wrong or somewhere in the middle with respect to the budget policies he has established, services will decrease. Education may be first, and more dramatic, but nothing you depend upon will

  • Obituaries | February 20, 2015


    Dr. Robert W. “Bob” Smail, 88, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at his residence. He was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Britton, South Dakota. Complete obituary and service information will be announced at a later date by Irvin Parkview Funeral Home & Cremations.

  • Obituaries | February 20, 2015


    John J. Schomaker, 69, of Wamego, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. John was born on Sept. 27, 1945, the son of Bernard and Minnie (Wells) Schomaker in Humboldt. He is survived by his wife, Betty; three daughters: Micki Schomaker, Kristi (Christopher) DeLeon and Wendy (Kevin)

  • Obituaries | February 20, 2015


    Melody A. “Judy” Boltz, 65, of Alma, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at her home. Her family provided the following information. Melody was born Jan. 21, 1950, in Council Grove, the daughter of Raymond and Sherry (Matthews) Andres. She graduated from Manhattan High School with the class of 1968. Melody’s

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