• Space crunch affecting preschool education

    The Manhattan-Ogden school district’s early childhood education program is running out of space, which is beginning to affect education time, said Jill Rich, assistant to the director of early childhood programs. The school board discussed the future of the .

  • Isn’t the new apartment complex in the floodplain?

    Q: It seems like news about this giant apartment complex being built on Marlatt Avenue has come out of nowhere. Isn’t that area inside the Blue River floodplain? And won’t traffic be congested at that intersection on Tuttle .

  • Rossville council member to challenge Rep. Highland

    After a recent appointment to the Rossville City Council, community library director Adrienne Olejnik announced her candidacy for the Kansas House this week. A Democrat, Olejnik will challenge incumbent Republican Rep. Ron Highland of Wamego for the 51st District seat. .

  • ‘Rock the Kasbah’ will amuse Bill Murray fans G.w.clift1

    “Rock the Kasbah” is going to amuse fans of Bill Murray and please those movie-goers interested in advancing women’s rights. I suppose it might give some armed service veterans a couple of unsettling flashbacks. The movie is set mostly .

  • Gunshot wound caused Fort Riley soldier’s death

    A 1st Infantry Division soldier Wednesday died of a gunshot wound at Fort Riley. Fort Riley officials are withholding the soldier’s name while his next of kin is notified, according to a press release. The release said the soldier .

  • Vet gives Halloween pet advice

    Halloween is a time to dress up in costumes and indulge in sweet treats, but a Kansas State University veterinarian says some of these holiday traditions can be dangerous to our four-legged friends. “Keeping these tips in mind can help .

  • K-State grad to use music therapy to help PTSD victims

    A Kansas State University graduate will use drama therapy to help internally displaced women in Colombia with post-traumatic stress disorder. Jessica D. Muñoz, August 2015 master’s degree graduate in theatre with an emphasis in drama therapy, Albuquerque, New Mexico, .

  • Are roads best use for sales tax?

    The Manhattan city government is looking to raise the sales tax to pay for better roads. Pardon us for yawning, but it’s hard to get too excited about pavement. Raising the sales tax is not terribly appealing, either, so .

  • About Christmas at Thanksgiving…

    It’s not quite Halloween, which means it’s time to start talking about not talking about Christmas. Got it? The latest development in this ongoing cultural evolution is the decision by REI, an outdoor clothing and equipment maker, to .

  • Proudly display the Powercat

    We were pleased to learn that K-State’s vice president of Marketing and Communications, Jeff Morris, responded on Oct.12 to our Oct. 9 letter to the editor. Mr. Morris states that the “university wants to assure the K-State family that our .


    Jonel L. Houghton, 76, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Jonel was born Dec. 3, 1938, in Argos, Indiana, the daughter of John and Garnett (Saygers) Chaplain. On April 10, 1958, .

  • Indians survive against Hutchinson Soc3.mercury

    After scoring a goal 10 minutes into its regional final match against Hutchinson Thursday night, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team expected to open the floodgates and win comfortably. But that elusive second goal never came, leading to some tense moments .


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