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  • Commissioners move to hike parking fines

    It will cost drivers a bit more if they park illegally in the near future. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved the first reading of a reorganization and consolidation of parking ordinances. The change in parking fines for limited-time parking, .

  • City awards contract for airport facility

    Design work will begin for a new facility to serve people on private planes at Manhattan Regional Airport. The Manhattan City Commission authorized on Tuesday a $70,000 agreement with Schultz Construction to start the first phase of the new fixed base .

  • County shifting to postcards for vehicle renewal notices

    Beginning in August, drivers will no longer receive motor vehicle renewal notice forms. Instead, the state will send out postcards that will instruct motorists to go online and print out their forms. Riley County Treasurer Shilo Heger originally had considered .

  • Well played, Rock Creek

    Congratulations to the Rock Creek High School baseball team for doing what no other team from the school, which opened in 1991, has done: winning a state championship. Any state championship is special, but perhaps it means a little more after .

  • Thanks for supporting Poppy Day for our veterans

    To the Editor: The American Legion would like to thank all those involved in our May 2 Poppy Day. We could not have provided the Veterans Administration hospital in Topeka with the Manhattan community’s generous donation without each and every .

  • K-State vet medicine graduate wins scholarship from Bayer

    A new doctor of veterinary medicine graduate from Wichita is Kansas State University’s recipient of a Bayer Excellence in Communication Award from Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health. Anna Champagne, who received her degree in May from the College of .


    Robert J. Verschelden, 82, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the Meadowlark Hills-Stolzer House in Manhattan. Mr. Verschelden was born Aug. 3, 1932, in Topeka, and was raised in St. Marys.  He was a longtime Manhattan resident. Additional obituary information and service .


    Ronald A. Sowell, 77, died Monday, June 1, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born June 16, 1937, in Manhattan, the son of Alto “Bus” and Maybelle (Padgett) Sowell. Ronald graduated from Manhattan High School, where he was named to .

  • Bishop makes College HoF ballot for 2016 Aggies dilemma.phatch

    Former Kansas State record-setting quarterback Michael Bishop was one of 76 Football Bowl Subdivision players named to the 2016 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday, the National Football Foundation announced. One of the most dynamic players .

  • K-State making furlough plans

    Kansas State University officials are developing a plan to furlough employees if the Legislature doesn’t adopt a budget by midnight Saturday. In a letter to university staff, K-State president Kirk Schulz said the administration will provide guidelines for implementing .

  • Board to consider cuts, pay increases

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider cutting some preschool assistant teaching positions while raising the pay for the remaining positions. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center. Elisabeth Nelson, USD 383 director of early learning programs, .

  • Man sentenced to 25 years for role in JC murder

    A Kansas City man was sentenced on Monday in Geary County District Court to more than 25 years in prison for the Sept. 7, 2013, shooting death of a Junction City man. Anthony Nichols, 35, pleaded no contest to charges of voluntary manslaughter and .


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