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  • Local |Education | January 19, 2014

    MHS Thespians get top troupe award

    Manhattan High School Thespian Troupe #941 received several honors at the State Thespian Conference in Wichita. Manhattan Thespians won the Gold Honor Troupe Award, the highest category possible for their community service, show schedule, fundraising and touring shows, based on a presentation by historian Levi Jones.

  • Local |Education | January 19, 2014

    Locals make Rockhurst honor roll

    Taylor Lund, Laura Muller, Latoya Nelson-Hagemann and Staci Thomas, all of Manhattan, made the fall 2013 dean’s list at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or above.

  • Local |Education | January 19, 2014

    Daughter of Army chaplain on honor roll

    Victoria E. Dissmore, grade 11, of Severn, Md., earned honors for the fall 2013 term at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H. Victoria is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Peter Dissmore. Peter is a chaplain at Fort Riley.

  • Local |Business | January 17, 2014

    Historic Wamego mansion to go on auction block in March

    Exterior.phatch

    WAMEGO — One of Wamego’s largest and most historic homes is going up for auction. The Ditto-Leach mansion at 910 Fifth St., built in 1890, will be auctioned off on March 15. The home’s current owners, Rose and Bill Ditto, have decided to downsize. “Rose said, ‘I

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 17, 2014

    Schuster pleads guilty

    Dr michael p schuster.phatch

    A Manhattan doctor pleaded guilty Thursday to unlawfully prescribing prescription drugs. Michael P. Schuster, 54, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. According to a report from Kansas’s U.S. Attorney’s Office, in his plea, Schuster admitted the crime occurred

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 17, 2014

    Area lawmakers wonder how state will fund governor’s initiatives

    TOPEKA — Now that legislators know what Gov. Sam Brownback wants, where will the money come from? Revenues are down for the state based on Brownback’s projected budget adjustments for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. After revenues reached $6.8 billion in FY13, the projected revenues are $6.56 billion in

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 17, 2014

    Kansas delegation split on vote for NBAF funds

    Although the $1.012 trillion spending bill passed by Congress included funding for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility, the votes among Kansas’ all-Republican delegation were split. The bill included $404 million for construction for NBAF, a facility that would conduct infectious disease research on animals such

  • Local |Education | January 17, 2014

    Finney, Hostetler among Wall of Fame inductees

    A former governor, a banking and insurance industry leader, and a pair of physicists have been selected for the Manhattan High Wall of Fame. The Manhattan High School Alumni Association picked four graduates for induction this year. They are Joan (McInroy) Finney, Charles Hostetler, Don

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 17, 2014

    Hearing for murder case rescheduled

    Gonzalez.phatch

    WESTMORELAND — A preliminary hearing for a St. Marys man charged with second-degree murder was rescheduled for Feb. 20. Pablo Alberto Gonzalez, 21, was arrested in Pottawatomie County early New Year’s Day after Levi W. Bishop, 24, of Rossville was found shot to death inside a car that

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 17, 2014

    High winds force crew out of burning home

    A fire caused an estimated $200,000 of damage to a Manhattan home and its contents Thursday. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 3114 Gary Ave., owned by Jeanette Cukjati of Girard, for a report of a structure fire. When crews arrived, officials said smoke and fire

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