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Gay Manhattan commissioner, Manhattan High community fight Westboro high school protest  The Topeka Capital-Journal

A Manhattan city commissioner reached out to local high school students in an open letter about his experience as a gay man in preparation for picketing ...

MHS students disciplined for fighting | Education  Manhattan Mercury

Several Manhattan High School girls were disciplined this week for a fight Monday off campus.

MHS teacher uses her love of math to reach students  Manhattan Mercury

Manhattan High math teacher Dedra Braxmeyer welcomed her students to class Friday or National Mason Jar Day as indicated on her whiteboard.

SCHOOL NOTEBOOK | About 420 seniors to graduate from MHS  Manhattan Mercury

Students throughout the Manhattan-Ogden school district will walk across the stage to earn their high school diplomas this weekend.

Kansas Supreme Court goes on tour, to hold special session at Manhattan High School  Kansas City Star

The Kansas Supreme Court continues its statewide tour by hearing oral arguments in two cases on Monday at Manhattan High School. The justices will meet ...

Emergency personnel train for active shooter at MHS  Manhattan Mercury

Manhattan emergency personnel trained this week on responding to a “chaotic” event they hope never happens — a school shooting.

USD 383 Bond | Board plans $33.3M for high schools, $9.8 million for district services  Manhattan Mercury

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a four-part series breaking down the costs of projects included in the Manhattan-Ogden School board's proposed $129.5 million ...

Manhattan High girls take control of game, down Seaman 48-39  Manhattan Mercury

The Manhattan High girls basketball team led by six at halftime. When the Indians were in the locker room, assistant coach Kelly Moylan delivered a message.

Manhattan High wrestler to represent Kansas at Fargo Nationals  WIBW

For a second straight year, Manhattan High School senior wrestler Clayton Wilson will be representing Kansas at the Fargo Nationals--one of the biggest ...

MHS boys soccer coach Alonso: 'It's really in poor taste to talk about soccer on a day like today'  Manhattan Mercury

On a day when many Manhattan residents were displaced or lost belongings due to flooding in the town, Manhattan High boys soccer coach Frank Alonso ...

SCHOOL NOTEBOOK | USD 383 to answer bond questions | Local News  Manhattan Mercury

The Manhattan-Ogden school board has planned a series of informational meetings about its plan to spend $130 million on schools.

Westboro Baptist Church to protest at MHS, Landon Lecture  Manhattan Mercury

The Westboro Baptist Church will be protesting outside the Manhattan High School West Campus Thursday morning, according to a press release.

Kansas HS reels after longtime soccer coach suddenly dies of pancreatic cancer  USA TODAY High School Sports

Frank Alonso was in his 19th season with the Manhattan (Kan.) boys soccer team when he contracted pancreatic cancer. He died Sunday at 52.

USD 383 to vote on bond proposal for overcrowding, security issues  Kansas State Collegian

The Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 school board proposed a $129,500,000 bond to be voted on on Tuesday by the school district, which includes portions of Riley, ...

2018 VOTERS GUIDE | School bond questions, asked and answered  Manhattan Mercury

A non-elective proposition will appear on the November ballot for those living within the Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 school district.

Manhattan soccer coach passes Sunday after cancer battle  KWCH

On Sunday, the Manhattan High School boys soccer Twitter page announced the passing of long-time head coach Frank Alonso.

Hoyt to retire at end of next year  Manhattan Mercury

Manhattan High School Principal Greg Hoyt announced Friday he plans to retire after next school year.

THIS WEEK IN THE ARTS | "Newsies," luau, "Spamalot," game night and more  Manhattan Mercury

Celebrating 20 Years of Second Helping: “Food Insecurity in the Flint Hills” moderated by Olivia Collins, 9:30 a.m. today.

Mary Lee Alexander  Salina Post

Mary Lee Alexander was born to T.L. and Dorothy (Brooks) Barr in Manhattan, KS. She grew up in the Zendale Township in Riley County, KS. Mary attended ...

Its Your Business for Dec. 23, 2018  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Items for It's Your Business can be submitted by email to or by mail to The Topeka Capital-Journal, 100 S.E. 9th, Suite 500, Topeka, KS 66612.

USD 383 board: second high school not an option for current bond planning  Manhattan Mercury

Manhattan-Ogden school board members Wednesday expressed serious opposition to the idea of a second high school.

Manhattan High School adds new mascot  KSNT News

Manhattan High students have voted on a second mascot to join the Manhattan Indian.

MHS wrestling loses to tough Bonner Springs team on Senior Night  Manhattan Mercury

Whereas Senior Night is almost always near the end of a season, Manhattan High wrestling celebrated its five seniors on Thursday in the first home dual meet of ...

MHS student scores perfect 36 on ACT | Education  Manhattan Mercury

A Manhattan High School student received the highest ACT score possible this year.

After ‘birthday beatdown’ tradition, no Kansas high school football players charged  Wichita Eagle

No football players — or the coach — will face any charges after an alleged hazing incident came to light last fall at Manhattan High School in Kansas.

Kansas Prep Zone Preview: Manhattan Indians  WIBW

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- We asked senior offensive lineman Christian Schepp to illustrate a Friday night for him in Manhattan. He smiled for most of the ...

KS Supreme Court changes 1 hearing in MHK | Courts  Manhattan Mercury

The Kansas Supreme Court changed one of the cases it will hear in Manhattan Monday.

Local agencies shut down Manhattan High School for active shooter training  KSNT News

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) - Local law enforcement and first responder agencies are shutting down Manhattan High School for a three day active violence ...

Manhattan High School coach to keep job after alleged hazing incident  KSNT News

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – A local high school football coach will keep his job after an alleged hazing incident involving the school's football team last fall.

MHS Seniors earn scholarships and awards | News  Manhattan Mercury

Many Manhattan High School seniors earned several scholarships and awards this year.

USD 383 board favors moving freshmen to West Campus  Manhattan Mercury

The Manhattan-Ogden school board appeared to reach a “surprising” consensus Wednesday to expand MHS West Campus to make room for freshmen in the ...

Nuss asks USD 383 to consider social service center at MHS east campus  Manhattan Mercury

A local community organizer has a plan for the future use of Manhattan High School east campus.

MHS officially honors former coach, teacher Frank Prentup  Manhattan Mercury

Frank Prentup was a one-of-a-kind individual who cared deeply about his students and players, his son Duke Prentup said Friday night.

MHS shines at first meet of 2018 | Sports  Manhattan Mercury

The Manhattan High boys and girls cross country teams kicked off the 2018 season in fine fashion Saturday, sweeping the team and individual titles at their ...

Kansas Supreme Court meets in Manhattan for special session  WIBW

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Students in Manhattan had the chance to get an inside look at the Kansas Supreme Court. Monday night's session was part of the ...

Kansas Supreme Court hears cases in Manhattan for 1st time  Manhattan Mercury

People from around the area filled most of Manhattan High's Rezac Auditorium on Monday night to hear oral arguments for two Kansas Supreme Court cases.

USD 383 board approves putting $129.5 million bond on the ballot  Manhattan Mercury

Manhattan-Ogden school district voters are one step closer to seeing a $129.5 million ballot measure this fall.

West Campus plan includes tearing down A Hall, adding third gym  Manhattan Mercury

The Manhattan-Ogden school board's plan to expand Manhattan High School's West Campus includes tearing down the wing known as A Hall on the school's ...

MHS Seniors earn scholarships and awards, June 17, 2018 | News  Manhattan Mercury

Many Manhattan High School seniors earned several scholarships and awards this year. This is a continuation of the list.

Manhattan High School will soon be getting a new symbol to rally around  WIBW

TOPEKA (WIBW)-- The face of Manhattan High School is changing. The Manhattan-Ogden School Board voted Wednesday to change the mascot from an Indian ...

RCPD completes battery investigation at Manhattan High School  KSNT News

The Riley County Police Department reports they have concluded their investigation into a battery report involving members of the Manhattan High School ...

Keep the Drive Alive Kevin Coffey blood drive Thurs.-Fri.  Manhattan Mercury

The American Red Cross will hold the ninth-annual Keep the Drive Alive blood drive Thursday and Friday in memory of Kevin Coffey, a 2009 Manhattan High ...

Area students named National Merit Semifinalists | News  Manhattan Mercury

Four Manhattan High School students on Tuesday were named National Merit Semifinalists.

USD 383 mulls plan for MHS East Campus | Education  Manhattan Mercury

More than 20 community groups are interested in using empty space in the Manhattan High School East Campus if voters approve a bond issue next month.

Manhattan High XC qualifies boys, girls teams for state with top-3 finishes at regionals  Manhattan Mercury

Susan Melgares is used to the feeling by now. The Manhattan High girls and boys cross country teams both finished in the top three at Saturday's Class 6A ...

USD 383 board approves masonry work for MHS west campus  Manhattan Mercury

The Manhattan-Ogden school district will repair masonry at Manhattan High School West Campus to fix leaks.

MHS girls XC wins Centennial League, boys finish 2nd  Manhattan Mercury

The Manhattan girls cross country team padded its own league record in dominating fashion Saturday, capturing its ninth-consecutive Centennial League ...

Manhattan emergency response crews take part in active shooter training  KSNT News

The Riley County Police Department and other emergency personnel from the Manhattan area took part in a joint active violence training at Manhattan High ...

RCPD investigating alleged battery of Manhattan High School football players  WIBW

Riley County Police confirm they are filing a battery report involving students at Manhattan High School.

MHS volleyball loses 2 of 3 on Senior Night, but head coach Kinderknecht proud  Manhattan Mercury

When Manhattan High volleyball coach Lisa Kinderknecht finishes speaking to her team after a match, she always turns to assistant coach Krista Schmitz and ...

MHS' Harkin looks to build off strong freshman season  Manhattan Mercury

Looking back, Daniel Harkin believes getting flu-like symptoms last year might have helped him out in the long run.

Kansas Supreme Court to hear Dickinson County case today  Abilene Recorder Chronicle

TOPEKA — The Kansas Supreme Court will hear a case from Dickinson County in a special session Monday at Manhattan High School. The new case to be ...

OUR NEIGHBORS | Longtime Manhattan resident active in LGBT issues, church  Manhattan Mercury

A banner on the side of the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Poyntz Avenue reads, “All Are Welcome” with a rainbow flag above the words.

Club news for Nov. 18, 2018  Manhattan Mercury

American Association of University Women. President Mary Stamey absent, Usha Reddi moderated for Mary. There were 33 people present. Tresa Landis ...

Manhattan football players won't face charges in "birthday beat down"  WIBW

Members of Manhattan High School's football team will not face charges in connection with the 'birthday beat down' investigation.

Police investigating battery involving Manhattan High School football team  KWCH

Riley County police are investigating a battery involving Manhattan High School football players.

SUPER SENIORS | The Mercury's Flint Hills All-Academic Team  Manhattan Mercury

For the past four years, many students in the area have worked hard for the opportunity to walk across the stage to earn their diplomas. But a few distinguish ...

Coach Snyder wrecked the toilet bowl that spawned me  Manhattan Mercury

In the early 1980s, I rode my blue Schwinn around Leavenworth Street, imagined I was Tim Jankovich shooting jumpers on my Nerf hoop, and my worst fear in ...

No charges for Manhattan High football coach; Lyon Co. prosecutors to decide on players  WIBW

Manhattan High School head football coach Joe Schartz will not face charges following an alleged hazing incident that has also led to calls for his ouster.

4 MHS football players sign NLI on National Signing Day  Manhattan Mercury

Four Manhattan High football players, including three defensive members, took a step to their next chapter during the National Signing Day on Monday.

Manhattan school officials respond to alleged hazing incident  WIBW

Manhattan High School officials say they take seriously an alleged hazing incident involving the high school football team.

Club news for Nov. 25, 2018  Manhattan Mercury

Eagles Auxiliary. On Nov. 15, the Eagles Auxiliary meeting night began with the potluck meal before the 7:30 p.m. business meeting. The meal prayer of thanks ...

Mayor's holiday parade, Columbian Christmas Extravaganza and more  Manhattan Mercury

Get into the spirit of the season with the annual Mayor's Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

MHS track sweeps meet at Wichita Heights | Sports  Manhattan Mercury

The Manhattan High track and field team continued its dominance this season with a strong showing over the weekend.

Mysterious illness continues to spread at Manhattan High School  KSNT

MANHATTAN, Kans. (KSNT) - The number of students being sent home at a local high school due to an illness continues to increase daily. Since last week there ...

Manhattan wrestling's Robert Gonzales named National Coach of the Year  KSNT News

Manhattan High School's Robert Gonzales and Hoisington High School's Bruce Cooper have been selected as 2017 National Coaches of the Year by the ...

MHS boys swimming dominates home opener | Sports  Manhattan Mercury

As Manhattan High senior Preston Harrison touched the wall and his head popped above water, a roaring round of applause echoed through the Kansas State ...

Manhattan High names new Asst. Principal and Human Resources Director  WIBW

Manhattan High School has made a couple of major front office hires.

Prom hair prep includes messy French, teasing | Local News  Manhattan Mercury

Kristen Leiker, a junior at Manhattan High School, sat in a salon chair in downtown Manhattan Saturday afternoon. A messy French braid along the top of her ...

Annual garden tour to feature the well-known, but hidden, Kimble Castle  Manhattan Mercury

A historic Manhattan property will soon be on display for visitors to take in the home's architectural beauty and its garden's serenity.

Manhattan wrestling coach Robert Gonzales continues to bring in awards  WIBW

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Manhattan High School wrestling coach Robert Gonzales continues to add trophies to his already large collection. Just a few ...

Dozens push change to Manhattan HS mascot  WIBW

The Manhattan High School mascot is causing a controversy among a group of locals who want to change the school's controversial Indian mascot figure.

USD 383 board hikes pay for substitute teachers | News  Manhattan Mercury

The Manhattan-Ogden school district is losing out on top substitute teachers in the area, and it hopes boosting pay will solve the problem.

MHS boys track wins Manhattan Invite, girls place 2nd  Manhattan Mercury

After finishing the 200-meter dash, Manhattan High senior Clyde King Jr. saw a replay of his performance on a camera phone.

USD 383 retains Manhattan Indians' nickname - for now  WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan (WIBW)-- USD 383 will keep Manhattan High School's Indian mascot - at least, for now. The Manhattan-Ogden school board voted 7-0 ...

Manhattan mascot may be replaced, but at high cost to school district  Kansas State Collegian

Manhattan High School's 48-0 football win over Emporia High School Oct. 14 might have been the last homecoming with the current mascot. MHS, whose ...

Meet new MHS track and field head coach Kory Cool  Manhattan Mercury

When the call came that he had gotten the Manhattan head track and field coaching job, Kory Cool's reaction was simple.

KU to honor more than 3700 high school seniors statewide  Manhattan Mercury

LAWRENCE— This fall, the Kansas Honor Scholar Program, a longstanding tradition of the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment, will ...

Manhattan High School Honors A Special Senior Group  WIBW

Twenty-five Seniors played their last regular season home football game as a Manhattan Indian, but it was two young men not able to take the field that made the ...

MHS boys place 2nd at Seaman Relays, girls take 7th  Manhattan Mercury

Though it was a tough track meet, several Manhattan High athletes competed at their best during the Seaman Relays Friday.

Police report for May 10, 2018 | Crime  Manhattan Mercury

ARRESTS. • Kyle Anthony Powers, 31, 1317 Wreath Ave., for DUI and failure to stop at an accident. Free on $1,500 bond. • Darryl Bruce Wheeler Jr., 46, 5460 ...

STROHMEYER-MCDONALD | Features  Manhattan Mercury

Brielle Irene Strohmeyer and Shawn Phillip McDonald were married on Sept. 22 at the Mr. C Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Teachers with decades of experience finish careers at USD 383  Manhattan Mercury

Greg Marn would not have made it 42 years if he was in a standard classroom, he said.

Area case to be heard during KS Supreme Court session in Manhattan  Salina Post

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court announced today a change to the docket for its special session Monday at Manhattan High School. The new case to be ...

Manhattan Town Center deals with retail struggles | Business  Manhattan Mercury

Despite its struggles, Cyndie Duncan still believes in the concept of the mall.

New faces to fill the classrooms of Manhattan-Ogden  Manhattan Mercury

Stephanie Morrison set up her classroom perfectly: her students' names placed on their desks, a reading tent in the corner and a “treehouse” ready for students ...

One injured in multi-vehicle crash in Manhattan  WIBW

Authorities in Riley County say one person was injured in a crash involving multiple vehicles in Manhattan this morning.

RCPD Officer uses distrust from youth to inspire trust for the future  WIBW

Riley Co. Police Officer Tyrone Townsend uses his own background as motivation to promote a positive view of police among young people.

Wichita school makes magazine's list of top public high schools in Kansas  Wichita Eagle

Wichita East High School made a list of top 10 public high schools in Kansas, according to U.S. News & World Report. Others in the top 25: Andover Central, ...

Longtime resident running for Riley County Commission | Local News  Manhattan Mercury

A longtime Manhattan resident announced Friday he's running for a Riley County Commission seat.

Carr signs with K-State women's basketball | Sports  Manhattan Mercury

For nearly a year, Manhattan High senior Christianna Carr has known where she will continue her basketball career.

Manhattan’s Wallace maintains tunnel vision in quest for third straight state wrestling title  Topeka Capital Journal

By Brent Maycockbrent.maycock@cjonline.comMANHATTAN — At the time, the loss was devastating.Prior to his arrival at Manhattan High School, Mason ...

Service Saturday for Kansas man | News  Hastings Tribune

LEBANON, Kan. — The body of an Emmett, Kan., man that was discovered during a ground search southwest of here March 7 will be laid to rest following ...

Manhattan's Trevor Hudgins signs with NW Missouri State  WIBW

Manhattan High School's Trevor Hudgins signed to play basketball at NW Missouri State on Friday.

Public records for Dec. 6, 2017  Manhattan Mercury

MARRIAGES. Jared A. Foster, 26 of Geary County and Cassandra M. Alcorn, 25 of Geary County. Darrick M. Masenthin, 28 of Manhattan and Teila J. Rogers, ...

Area athletes set to take on Junior Olympics  Manhattan Mercury

Manhattan and the surrounding area will be well-represented at this year's AAU Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships, as 17 local athletes will ...

Elite High School Scientists Headed To BIO2018 to Face Off in the BioGENEius Challenge  Business Wire

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Biotechnology Institute announced the 15 student winners who will advance to the final stages of the 2018 ...

Little Apple Pride celebrates Manhattan LGBT community  Kansas State Collegian

Over 100 Kansas State students and Manhattan area residents gathered in the K-State Student Union Grand Ballroom Saturday afternoon for Little Apple Pride, ...

Fort Hays State University announces scholarship awards for 2018-19  Hays Post

FHSU University Relations. Winners of general academic scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year from Fort Hays State University have been announced by ...

K-State FB Winston Dimel annonuces he's transferring for final year  WIBW

Kansas State junior fullback Winston Dimel announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he will transfer from K-State for his senior season.

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