Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Well-known city figure Hostetler dies

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Charles Hostetler, an insurance and banking executive, political power-broker, civic leader and irreverent, off-the-cuff humorist without peer for decades in Manhattan, died Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 75.

Hostetler, who was born and raised in Manhattan and graduated from both high school and college here, achieved statewide distinction.

He was only the third person from Riley County ever named to the state Board of Regents. That’s the board that runs the university system in the state. Gov. Mike Hayden appointed him in 1989,

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