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  • USD 383 school board, teachers negotiating contracts

    Teachers and the USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden school district are still working on negotiating their contracts for the upcoming year. The Manhattan-Ogden school board held a special meeting Wednesday pertaining to negotiations, however, it was an executive session, which means it was .

  • Counselor: Commissioners should reject visit invites

    Developers shouldn’t be surprised if a Riley County commissioner rejects invitations to visit their land. County counselor Clancy Holeman advised the commission at its meeting Thursday to turn down invitations to visit sites that could come before commissioners for .

  • Local soccer coaches support artificial surface B1.4.13.12.mhssc.mercury

    Manhattan High girls’ soccer coach Mike Sanchez has experience coaching soccer on both natural grass turf and artificial turf. Two years ago, the Indians moved from playing their matches on grass at Anneberg Park to the new artificial turf at .

  • Pollard was a spy, not a victim

    Jonathan Pollard, who betrayed his country while working as a Navy intelligence analyst in the 1980s, is about to be released on parole. Although 30 years, which is what he will have served when he is released, is probably long enough, .

  • Learn about community services at Everybody Counts

    To the Editor: Everybody Counts is hosting its fourth community celebration on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 900 block of Yuma Street. Nearly 40 community social service agencies and community-based organizations will set up booths in the .

  • Why do so many smart people do dumb things?

    To the Editor: I was born in Council Grove and have lived within 50 miles of Manhattan and its places of higher education for all but three years of my life. I am used to being around smart people. I have .


    Dorma Jean Fulton, 84, of Midland, Texas, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. Jean was born Dec. 18, 1930, in Great Bend, the daughter of Fred W. and Rose Tammen. On April 18, 1951, she married Rex L. Fulton at .


    Marion Lee “Bud” Boudreau, 80, of Manhattan, died Monday, July 27, 2015, at his home in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Marion passed away peacefully. He was preceded in death eight months ago by his wife, Barbara. Marion was .


    Robert Stephen Griffith, 54, of Manhattan, died in Topeka.The date of his death is unknown. The family provided the following information. He was born on April 16, 1961, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Walter G. and Norma Jean (Shearer) .


    Eunice J. Toepffer, 91, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan following a brief illness. She was born Dec. 22, 1923, in Leonardville. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home..


    Ernest Edward Shult, 81, of Manhattan, died Friday, July 24, 2015, at his home, with his wife and his three children at his side. The family provided some of the following information. Ernest was a Distinguished Regents Professor Emeritus in mathematics at Kansas .

  • Arts in the Park, Water Safari, microbrew samples and more

    The 40th anniversary of Arts in the Park is this weekend with live music, micro brews and a little jog through downtown. The celebration starts Friday with the “Best Cajun Band in the World” with BeauSoleil, a Lafayette Louisiana group .


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