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  • Manhattan High School | January 09, 2015

    Indians win ‘Pin Cancer’ dual vs. Tigers

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    Manhattan High wrestling coach Robert Gonzales says he doesn’t like leaving the outcome of a dual up to his heavyweight night in and night out. He also admits having a state placer in Eldon Picou at that position gives him confidence whenever the situation

  • January 09, 2015

    Sexton to attend Future Coaches Academy

    Kansas State senior receiver Curry Sexton was one of 30 participants selected Thursday to attend the Future Football Coaches Academy (FFCA) in conjunction with the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Convention, Jan. 11-14 in Louisville, Ky. The Abilene product will attend exclusive academy workshops, engage in

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 08, 2015

    Area lawmakers discuss state’s budget woes at breakfast

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    With the legislative session starting Monday, area legislators spoke with city officials on Thursday about their concerns. Top issues? “Budget, budget, budget,” said Sen. Tom Hawk, D-Manhattan. With the revenue not meeting projections after Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts went into effect on Jan. 1, 2013,

  • Local |Business | January 08, 2015

    Mercy changing name in April

    Mercy Regional Health Center will change its name to Via Christi Health in two stages this spring. According to hospital officials, Mercy will become Via Christi internally on March 20 with the public renaming happening on April 24. “The internal launch is really an internal celebration,” said

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 08, 2015

    Officials prepping for Army meeting

    Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce president Lyle Butler told Riley County Commissioners Thursday morning that 2014 was a good year for the region and that 2015 looks just as bright. But he also said that doesn’t mean the new year will not present its challenges, namely

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 08, 2015

    Woman, 16 animals removed from house on Browning Ave.

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    A Manhattan woman and her 16 pets are in protective custody after Riley County police removed them from a house on Browning Avenue last week. Officials deemed the house, which they said was filthy and filled with so many items she had difficulty moving around, uninhabitable.

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 08, 2015

    Fehr: City wants to keep local elections in spring

    City manager Ron Fehr advocated for spring elections and other things Manhattan officials would like to see from the Legislature in 2015 during a breakfast on Thursday. He said he hopes legislators will keep city and school board elections in the spring instead of moving them

  • Local |Education | January 08, 2015

    Third man files for USD 378 board

    A third person has decided to run for the Riley County school board. Dennis Tegtmeier of Riley filed papers for the April election on Wednesday. Tegtmeier is a self-employed general contractor. He said over the phone on Thursday that he had not previously served on

  • Editorials | January 08, 2015

    Horror in Paris felt worldwide

    We are shocked and saddened by the massacre Wednesday by Islamic terrorists at Charlie Hebdo, a French weekly satirical magazine in Paris. We are shocked for multiple reasons, not the least of which is the simple fact that this attack on unarmed individuals in which 12

  • Columns | January 08, 2015

    What do kids have against coats?

    My youngest clambered out of the car earlier this week and did his best to run the 35 yards to the school door. It wasn’t easy to sprint, what with his huge backpack and his trapper keeper and his bag of gym clothes. The one


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