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  • Why are county officials against moving local elections?

    Q: Why are Riley County commissioners and clerk Rich Vargo opposed to moving local elections from spring to fall? A: Haven’t you looked at a calendar? November elections are smack-dab in the middle of college football season. They figure .

  • Wonder Workshop completes adventure garden, other outdoor features Workshop1.phatch

    Kids can check out an adventure garden, bamboo climbing wall, giant chair and other fun features at the Wonder Workshop after a string of updates completed last month. “The changes that have allowed us to be open here in Manhattan .

  • Mall to tear down former Sears store

    Manhattan Town Center officials have applied to tear down the former Sears store, making way for what some tenants have said is going to be a new movie theater at the mall. The Manhattan Code Services office confirmed that the .

  • Former soldier charged with ID theft, fraud

    A former Army private stationed at Fort Riley appeared in U.S. District Court on Thursday after he was charged Wednesday in connection with stealing his fellow soldiers’ identities. Todd M. Newbrough faces four counts of wire fraud, four counts .

  • MHS soccer blanks Scots for 11-0 win

    If the weather allowed for it, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team knew it had a favorable chance of defeating the Highland Park Scots on Thursday afternoon. Despite one lightning delay, the weather cooperated long enough for the Indians to .

  • MHS golf 3rd at Junction City invite

    After playing at Hutchinson’s Carey Park earlier this season and getting the chance to play a round at the Class 6A state tournament site, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team got another sneak peek Thursday afternoon. Manhattan took third .

  • Partial tax-cut repeal is a good proposal

    Never mind the long odds, it was gratifying to learn that a Republican legislator is trying to confront the cause of the state’s financial crisis. The person, state Rep. Mark Hutton of Wichita, on Thursday explained to the House .

  • Changes must come to MHS

    After much thought, I would like to add my views on the USD 383 educational crises. There is plenty of blame to go around. Gov. Sam Brownback and Re-publicans were overly aggressive in the tax cuts. Those will have negative effects .

  • Authorities seek fugitive with local ties

    The Junction City Police Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Service are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a fugitive wanted by the U.S. Marshal’s Service. The Marshal’s Service believes Heidi Lynn Webster has .

  • CHARLES MARTIN

    Charles “Chaz” Martin, 79, of Gardner and formerly of Manhattan, died Saturday, April 18, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. Charles was born July 29, 1935, the son of Robert and Evelyn Martin. He was a longtime resident of Manhattan and worked .

  • JUDY BENSON

    Judy Lea Dummermuth Benson, 71, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at her home in Wichita. The family provided some of the following information. She was born July 2, 1943, in Waterville, to Frederick M. and Isabelle Sawin Dummermuth. Her parents preceded her in death. Surviving .

  • ELIZABETH A. MOYER

    Elizabeth Ann Moyer, 69, of Alta Vista, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at her home. The family provided some of the following information. She was born April 21, 1946, in Council Grove, the daughter of Fred R. and Marjorie Anemone (Orton) Clark. Her early years .





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