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  • Local |Government & Politics | January 14, 2015

    Manhattan city manager honored for service

    A state group has awarded Manhattan city manager Ron Fehr its top honor for his work in the community. The Kansas Association of City/County Management recently gave Fehr the Buford M. Watson Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Management. Fehr received the award at

  • Editorials | January 14, 2015

    Oil price drop a mixed blessing

    That Kansas will receive about $8.2 million less in severance tax revenue this fiscal year than experts had projected is another dose of negative financial news in a state that’s been buffeted by related disappointments for months. Granted, $8.2 million is a small percentage of the $279

  • Obituaries | January 14, 2015

    DALE RAY HASENBANK

    Dale Ray Hasenbank, 64, of Marion, formerly of St. George, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at his home.  He was born Feb. 27, 1950, in Manhattan. He was the son of Cleo Carl and Velma Lorraine Rowe Hasenbank.  He served in the United States Army.  Dale was

  • Obituaries | January 14, 2015

    DALE G. SCHURR

    Dale G. Schurr, 87, of St. George, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at Stormont Vail Healthcare in Topeka. Dale was born on June 5, 1927, to Gilford and Delia (Scritchfield) Schurr in St. George. After he graduated from St. George High School, Dale served in the United States Navy during

  • Manhattan High School | January 14, 2015

    McAtee leads MHS boys past Junior Blues

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    In Friday night’s loss to Topeka High, Pierson McAtee didn’t play his best game. The senior forward missed a dunk, as well as six free throws in the team’s only loss of the season. Against Washburn Rural, McAtee had no trouble turning

  • Obituaries | January 14, 2015

    ARLENE KAY SHEPHERD

    Arlene Kay Shepherd, 52, Oskaloosa, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Hickory Pointe Care and Rehab Center in Oskaloosa. Arlene was born on Sept. 23, 1961, in Onaga to Ernest and Mary Belle (Teter) Shepherd. She attended school in Havensville and was homemaker, helping her mother. Arlene was a lover

  • Manhattan High School | January 14, 2015

    Hot-shooting Rural routs MHS girls, 65-45

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    The Washburn Rural girls’ basketball team is not a squad with a reputation for shooting — or making — a lot of 3-pointers this season. Against Manhattan Tuesday night, the Junior Blues certainly looked capable. Rural hit its first six 3-pointers in the game and finished the

  • Area Schools | January 14, 2015

    Riley County boys top St. Marys

    At St. Marys, the Riley County boys used a big third quarter to overcome a slight halftime deficit and beat St. Marys 50-36 on Tuesday. The Falcons led 11-8 after one quarter, but the Bears took the lead before halftime and had a 20-19 advantage

  • Obituaries | January 14, 2015

    WILLIAM ROBERT ROGERS, JR.

    William Robert Rogers, Jr., 49, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at his residence. He was born on May 30, 1965, in Westmoreland and had been a lifetime area resident. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

  • Area Schools | January 14, 2015

    Centralia 50, Frankfort 36

    At Frankfort, the Wildcats scored two points in the second quarter and couldn’t recover in a 50-36 loss to Centralia at home. Centralia led 14-12 after the first period, but outscored Frankfort 16-2 in the second quarter to take a 16-point halftime lead. The


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