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  • Divided public keeps it civil at forum on mascot Mhsforum1

    In a civil but divisive discussion, the Manhattan-Ogden community voiced opinions on the use of Native American imagery as Manhattan High School’s mascot. Several people shared their thoughts with the Manhattan-Ogden school board on the possibility of changing the MHS mascot during a five-and-a-half-hour public forum at the school’ ...

  • MHS is a fine school regardless of its mascot

    To the Editor: Wednesday night I attended what I called a forum on the issue of the Manhattan High School mascot. It was well done, informative and orderly. I commend the students and the parents who presented. They spoke well, made sound arguments and reflected favorably upon the high school ...

  • A mascot isn’t the best way to honor Prentup

    To the Editor: What’s in a name? Quite a lot, actually. Even kindergartners learn to recognize names in order to honor the legacies of American icons. I should know —I was tasked with teaching them to recognize the names of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. ...

  • MHS boys swim and dive opens season with fourth-place finish

    The Manhattan High boys swim and dive team started its season off with a splash on Wednesday. The Indians took fourth place out of 11 teams at the Topeka West Invitational. They tied Lansing with 262 points. Seaman won the meet with 447 points. Head coach Alex Brown said several swimmers posted personal ...

  • Indians look to build on last year’s success

    For the Manhattan boys basketball team, this year is about leaving a legacy. “We’ve had two years back-to-back where we’ve had the second-winningest two-year period in school history, and if we can stretch that into a third season, then our seniors are leaving as some of the winningest ...

  • MHS girls add depth for 2016-17 season

    It’s almost the same group of players on the Manhattan girls basketball team, but it’s a completely different situation. Last year’s team came into the season relatively inexperienced but played to a 14-8 record and a second-place finish at the sub-state tournament. “Considering what we graduated, we ...

  • MHS wrestling looks to capture state title

    Manhattan wrestling won the Centennial League last year. The Indians took the regional title. But they couldn’t capture one last win — a state championship. The Indians’ last title came in 2012, and Garden City has stood in the way of them every year since then. They plan to change that. “ ...

  • MHS boys swim and dive carries high hopes into season

    It’s a new season for the Manhattan boys swim team in more ways than one. The Indians have several first-time swimmers who previously swam exclusively for the Manhattan Marlins, said first-year head coach Alex Brown. The team features 38 swimmers, 15 more than last year. “It’s going to help us ...

  • Off the upright: Chiefs win in OT with Santos field goal

    DENVER — Brandon McManus was wide left and now the defending Super Bowl champs are on the outside looking in on the AFC playoff race, too. The Kansas City Chiefs capitalized on short field position following McManus’ missed 62- yard attempt to drive down and win it 30-27 on Cairo Santos’ 34 ...

  • MHS football players named All-Centennial League

    Several Manhattan football players were honored Monday when the All-Centennial League list was released. Six Indians were named to the first team, five were named to the second team and five received honorable mention. Guard Brandon Cook, tackle Eldon Picou and center Wes Conrow represented Manhattan’s offensive line on ...

  • Artist: Mascot honors Indians

    Brent Yancey, a Manhattan man of Native American descent, doesn’t find Manhattan High School’s emblem offensive. After all, he’s the one who created it. Yancey, who served as an art teacher at Manhattan High School from 1964 until 1995, said the MHS Indian he created was meant to honor ...

  • 750 runners turn out for Manhattan’s first Turkey Trot

    Some Manhattan runners began burning off the Thanksgiving food before the meal Thursday morning. The Manhattan Running Company held its inaugural MHK Turkey Trot, a Thanksgiving 5K run from Aggieville to Downtown and back. Although the temperature hovered just below 40 degrees, a massive group of 750 people registered for the run, ...










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