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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 03, 2014

    Preliminary hearing set for man in stabbing incident

    Two preliminary hearings were set Tuesday for a man facing charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery in two separate cases. Samuel Dartez, 30, 1508 Jarvis Drive Apt. B., appeared in Riley County District Court with his attorney, Larry McRell, via webcam from Riley County Jail.

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 03, 2014

    Proposed apartments sent back to planning board

    The Manhattan City Commission sent the Islamic Center of Manhattan apartment building proposal back to the city planning board on Tuesday. The move came after the commission was deadlocked on a 2-2 vote to approve rezoning the area into a planned unit development. Commissioner Rich

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 03, 2014

    Judge appoints attorney for soldier in rape case

    A Fort Riley soldier, who was arrested in connection with a rape, was appointed a public defender Tuesday. Sean Wedgwood, 22, will be represented by Britain Stites, who was appointed by Judge William Malcolm in Riley County District Court. Wedgwood was arrested on Nov. 5 in connection

  • Manhattan High School | December 03, 2014

    MHS swim team opens season today

    Manhattan High swim coach Jerry Carpenter knows the difficulty of replacing a talent like Cameron Beauregard. Beauregard, who went on to Kalamazoo College to continue his swimming career, led Manhattan a season ago while placing eighth in the breast stroke and the individual medley at

  • Manhattan High School | December 03, 2014

    MHS wrestling will feature young squad

    As the group prepares to open the season at Washburn Rural on Thursday, Manhattan High wrestling coach Robert Gonzales could only think of one time his squad featured so many young athletes. The year was 2008, and those eight freshmen starters went on to win a

  • Editorials | December 03, 2014

    We could get used to gas at $2.49 a gallon

    A gallon of gas for less than $2.50! How about that? It’s exciting even if the price is just a tenth of a cent less than $2.50 and even if this is a temporary phenomenon. Millions of drivers of a certain age — wouldn’t want to

  • Letters | December 03, 2014

    Light of Life ornaments help honor loved ones

    To the Editor: As we more forward during this holiday season, we especially remember the ones we have loved. Homecare & Hospice’s Light of Life Memorial gives individuals a unique opportunity to honor the memory of their loved ones during this holiday season. Anyone

  • Movies | December 03, 2014

    ‘Hunger Games 3’ will please fans of the series


    The moviemakers have split the third Hunger Games book, “Mockingjay,” into two movies, a trick some other, earlier film series have pioneered. Perhaps because of this, “Hunger Games 3” seems inefficient, giving us repeated arrivals of a soldier to escort our heroine to conferences with the

  • December 03, 2014


    John Weisbender, 71, of Knob Noster, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at the Country Club Care Center in Warrensburg, Mo. The family provided the following information. John was born on March 4, 1943, in Manhattan, the son Alphonse Joseph and Violet Elizabeth (Kramer) Weisbender. He attended Seven Dolors Schools

  • Obituaries | December 03, 2014


    Geraldine “Jerry” Ebert, 88, of rural Flush, died at home on the family farm on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, while attended by family. Jerry suffered a long series of illnesses that had left her confined to a wheelchair. The family provided the following information. Jerry was born to

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