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    Carey Nelson Brisbin, Jr., 88, Manhattan, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born March 23, 1927, in St. George, the son of Carey Nelson Brisbin, Sr. and Florence (Fleiss) Brisbin. He attended the local grade schools .

  • South Korea wise to be prepared for the worst

    News that the North Koreans again shelled South Korea during the annual “Ulichi Free-dom Guard” exercises brought back memories. Some time ago when I was still wearing a uniform, I participated in these exercises. The purpose of these annual exercises .

  • Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, August 31, 2015 9:00 – JJC 9:00   Black, Benita   Motion to Revoke Bond (15 CR 452 Agg Battery, etc)  KSL   III 9:00   Black, Benita   Motion to Revoke Bond (14 CR 172 Int. w/ LEO)  BRW   III 9:00   Branam, Demarco   PLEA (15 .

  • Manhattan ACT scores beat Kansas average

    Manhattan High School students exceeded state and national averages for the ACT test. High school seniors take the ACT, a college-readiness benchmark test that scores the subjects of English, math, reading and science on a 36-point scale. Manhattan High’s 323 .

  • Is there any penalty for pool poopers?

    Q: If someone has a “No. 2” accident in a city pool and it has to be closed, is there a penalty or fine for the perpetrator? A: It can certainly be a bit frustrating when your plans are interrupted by .

  • Fort Riley soldiers join fight against Washington wildfire

    Fort Riley soldiers are helping fight the massive wildfire raging across northeastern Washington — the largest forest fire the state has ever seen. Following the deaths of three firefighters last week, soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division’s 2nd General Support .

  • Perfect attendance nets MHS senior a new ride Cargiveaway.mercury

    With about a handful of people behind him, Josh Schwartz’s odds of winning a car were pretty high at Bishop Stadium on Thursday. The Manhattan High senior stepped up to the 2001 red Pontiac Grand Am, slid into the driver’.

  • MHS soccer gears up for tough start

    A season ago, Manhattan High head boys’ soccer coach Frank Alonso wasn’t sure what to expect from a talented, but unproven, group of juniors on varsity. Now with a senior-laden team that is both deep and talented in 2015, he .

  • Young Indians take 3rd at Shawnee Heights

    With four sophomores and two freshmen on varsity, this is easily the youngest girls’ golf team Manhattan High head coach Chris George has ever had. In fact, he’s never had a varsity squad with no juniors or seniors. “Score-wise, .

  • JC man found guilty of bank fraud, stealing father’s ID

    A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Junction City man of stealing his father’s identity to apply for a VA home loan. Matthew Williams, 47, was convicted on one count of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. .

  • Speedy P.D. grows into one of Manhattan’s biggest races

    The Speedy P.D. Race for Parkinson’s Disease has come a long way since it started on the Meadowlark Hills campus seven years ago. Raising about $11,000, the first-year’s race featured 125 participants. Since, it has grown to one of .

  • Trump, Kobach kindred spirits?

    Well, Donald Trump must be right about immigration. None other than Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says so. Mr. Kobach, a conservative who’s perhaps better known for his antipathy toward illegal immigrants than as an elected official from .


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