Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Former mayor, owner of Ag Press dies at 83

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Dean Coughenour, a long-time prominent businessman who served a term as city commissioner and mayor of Manhattan, died Saturday, Sept. 22, at his home on Westview Drive. He was 83.

For many years the owner of Ag Press, a printing organization on Yuma Street, Mr. Coughenour hardly fit the stereotype of a career politician. In fact his governmental involvement was almost exactly the opposite. He filed for the City Commission prior to the 1973 election because he did not like the direction the existing commission was taking, won a four-year

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