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  • Teachers, staff top priority for budget committee

    Members of the USD 383 Budget Advisory Committee said keeping teachers and staff is their top priority amid looming cuts the school district faces for next year. The advisory committee, comprised of 60 members, has met weekly since late January to consider .

  • Contractor issue closes Fort Riley deli, bakery

    The deli, bakery and sushi bar at Fort Riley’s commissary are temporarily closed because of performance issues with Nayyarsons Corporation. Officials with the Defense Commissary Agency recently announced a temporary suspension of services at 22 commissaries in eight states while .

  • Manhattan High girls ready for Shawnee Mission NW

    A year ago, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team came to the Class 6A state tournament at Wichita’s Koch Arena as the No. 1 seed, expecting to do big things while riding a 19-game winning streak. This year’s team .

  • Stenberg signs with Benedictine

    There were times in Alex Stenberg’s high school track and field career that left her wanting to hang it up. The senior pole vaulter missed parts of three different seasons while battling a rash of injuries, including a broken .

  • Tournament time brief but intense

    The weather this week might scream spring, but it’s a winter sport — basketball — that continues to hold the attention of area sports fans. And no wonder. The Kansas State Wildcats, who haven’t been as successful as they had .

  • KSU ‘Hansel and Gretel’ production lots of fun G.w.clift1

    It isn’t that the frequent productions and recent movie version of Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” have suddenly made stage versions of fairy tales agreeable to the public. The opera version of “Hansel and Gretel” has been a popular .

  • Cheer on the MHS girls in state basketball tourney

    To the Editor: Your Lady Indians’ basketball team has made it to state for the second consecutive year and third in the last four years. They play at 4:45 p.m. Thursday in Koch Arena on the Wichita State University campus. .

  • Something has changed in Kansas in recent years

    Something has changed in Kansas in recent years To the Editor: Is this state getting a bit scary, or is it just me? I have lived in Kansas all of my life except for three years in the military service. .


    Libby H. Wolffing, 90, former longtime Manhattan resident, died Monday, March 9, 2015, at the Holly Hill Nursing Home, in Newbury, Ohio. She was born Nov. 7, 1924, near Renfro, Oklahoma. Additional obituary information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, .


    Georgette Gustavine Swartele (Dewil), 86, formerly of Manhattan, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at her home in Edgewood, Maryland. The family provided some of the following information. Georgette came to the Unites States in 1962 with her husband Leopold, who preceded her in death .


    Nicholas John Hesse, 67, of Lawrence and formerly of Flush, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at the Fort Collins Senior Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. Nicholas was born Dec. 31, 1947, in Wamego, the son of Nicholas and Adelia Hesse. Nicholas is survived by his .


    John Pershing Brown, 93, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in his home. The family provided some of the following information. The son of Josiah Brown and Catharine Brannick LaFontaine Brown, John was born Nov. 3, 1921, in Wamego. John graduated from Wamego High .


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