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  • Obituaries | January 06, 2015

    ELREAN FILBY

    Elrean E. Filby, 94, a longtime Manhattan resident, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at her son’s home in Overland Park. The family provided the following information. Elrean was born June 20, 1920, in Lindsborg, the daughter of Carl Johan and Tyra (Lindblade) Hedin. She graduated from Lindsborg High School

  • Obituaries | January 06, 2015

    DARLENE N. LARSON

    Darlene N. Larson, 83, of Olsburg, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home in Leonardville. The family provided the following information. She was born on Aug. 4, 1931, in Olsburg, the daughter of Homer and Lillie (Norman) Samuelson. She grew up in Olsburg and graduated from Olsburg

  • Obituaries | January 06, 2015

    HECTOR CRUZ

    Hector Cruz, 66, died on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Hector was born on Dec. 7, 1948, in New York City, the son of Marcelo and Ida (Comacho) Cruz. Hector joined the United States Army and was

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 06, 2015

    Moran says passing budget a priority for next Congress

    Making a budget will be a priority for the 114th Congress when it starts its session Tuesday, said U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran. ‘I’m pretty certain that we will be doing a budget,’ Moran said. ‘Haven’t done a budget in the four years

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | January 06, 2015

    Up to 200 oppose Westar line plan

    Citing a substantial list of residents opposed to rerouting Jeffrey Energy Center power lines, Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday asked Counselor John Watt to investigate the status of the proposal. Commissioners said as many as 200 county residents had signed a petition or sent letters in opposition

  • Local |Education | January 06, 2015

    East campus bicycle path on board’s agenda

    In its first meeting of the year, the Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider letting the city government build a bicycle pathway on Manhattan High School’s east campus. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The pathway for pedestrians and bicyclists would be

  • Local |Education | January 06, 2015

    Low gas prices ease government budgets

    Falling gas prices are providing extra room in local governments’ budgets. Gasoline, which averaged $3.30 per gallon in January 2013, has now fallen below $2, and diesel fuel is on a similar downward trend. Riley County and USD 383 are seeing continued savings from lower fuel prices. ‘We’ve

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 06, 2015

    Commissioners approve building panel bylaws

    Riley County commissioners on Monday took their first action as the Riley County Public Building Commission in approving the panel’s bylaws. The bylaws are similar to ones commissioners described in public forums on the PBC’s creation a few months ago, with the chair

  • Local |Business | January 06, 2015

    Pott County building permits climb

    Pottawatomie County issued more than three times the number of building permits in December as it did for the same period in 2013. Gregg Webster, zoning administrator, reported 19 building permits issued in Pott County last month with a total value of $3,429,300. In December of 2013, the county

  • Women's Basketball | January 06, 2015

    Cats brace for tough matchup with Bears

    Brittney Griner is gone. Odyssey Sims is gone. So now Baylor can be beaten? Not quite. The fifth-ranked Bears come into Manhattan for tonight’s matchup with Kansas State as still one of the best teams in the country, and so far, almost as unbeatable.


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