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District wants input on next Manhattan High principal  KSNT News

The Manhattan-Ogden school district is asking residents to fill out a short survey as the district searches for a new high school principal.

SCHOOL NOTEBOOK | Committee to interview 5 for MHS principal  Manhattan Mercury

The search committee will begin the interview process for a new Manhattan High School principal on Feb. 25 with five days of interviews.

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 ...

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 wrestling finishes in 2nd in home dual tournament  Manhattan Mercury

Saturday marked the final time Manhattan High wrestling will compete at home.

Manhattan High wrestling notebook: Catch up with the team as it nears the midway point of the season  Manhattan Mercury

Recently, Manhattan High wrestling assistant coach Danny Grater approached head coach Robert Gonzales.

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 ...

MHS students disciplined for fighting | Education  Manhattan Mercury

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

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. About 420 Manhattan High ...

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.

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.

MHS students score high on ACT | Education  Manhattan Mercury

Manhattan High School students last year exceeded both the state and national averages on the ACT.

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, ...

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 ...

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.

MHS debate wins 4th at local competition | Education  Manhattan Mercury

A total of 18 Manhattan High School debaters competed in the Junction City High School Invitational Debate Tournament Oct. 17.

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.

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 ...

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.

USD 383 to hire architect for bond projects | Education  Manhattan Mercury

The Manhattan-Ogden school board is scheduled to announce its pick for architectural design services and a construction manager at-risk at its meeting ...

Manhattan coaching legend Lew Lane passes away  WIBW

On Sunday, Manhattan High School football coaching great Lew Lane passed away after suffering a stroke some time in the previous week.

Glenn, Park Double as Blue Valley West Clinches Kansas 6A Boys Title  SwimSwam

Blue Valley West's victory was led by senior Jonah Park and sophomore Kevin Glenn, each of whom left Cap Fed with 2 individual titles, as well as a State ...

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.

Greg Hoyt has been a force in education in MHK  Manhattan Mercury

Greg Hoyt has done it all at Manhattan High School, and he's done it all well.

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 ...

Former MHS football assistant dies | News  Manhattan Mercury

Earl Gritton, who served as an assistant coach for four decades on the Manhattan High School football staff, died on Wednesday, The Mercury has learned.

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.

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.

Manhattan High School adds new mascot  KSNT News

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

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 ...

Beloved Manhattan football coach remembered fondly  KSNT News

Lew Lane, who served as the head football coach for Manhattan High School from 1976 to 1997, died Sunday after suffering a stroke, according to school ...

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 ...

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 hires MHS alum as assistant city manager  Manhattan Mercury

A Manhattan High alum is coming home to become assistant city manager.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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: 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.

NHS wants prom dresses to give to peers | Education  Manhattan Mercury

The National Honor Society members are trying to make it easier for their peers to go to prom.

Former players, MHS administrators reflect on legacy of Lew Lane  KSNT News

The Manhattan community is mourning the loss of long time high school football coach Lew Lane.

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.

Manhattan wins fourth-straight Centennial League wrestling title  WIBW

A recap of the tournament plus a list of individual champions.

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.

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. The state justices will be in session at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Rezac ...

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 ...

MHS student scores perfect 36 on ACT | Education  Manhattan Mercury

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

Report confirms Manhattan Town Center death as suicide  Manhattan Mercury

The Riley County Police Department listed the death of a Topeka man at Manhattan Town Center was a suicide, according to a RCPD report obtained by The ...

Manhattan High hoops teams both suffer losses at Topeka High  Manhattan Mercury

Things were already going south for the Manhattan boys before tipoff of their 53-32 loss to Topeka Friday night.

Manhattan native returning to help run hometown  WIBW

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) A Manhattan native is returning to his hometown to help run the city where he was raised. City Manager Ron Fehr announced ...

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 ...

'Relic' takes eighth grader to state bee | Education  Manhattan Mercury

There were plenty of hugs at the 45th annual Riley County Spelling Bee Saturday morning as parents comforted their children and one student celebrated ...

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 ...

MHS Seniors earn scholarships and awards | News  Manhattan Mercury

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

Police investigating battery involving Manhattan High School football team  KWCH

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Manhattan edged by Washburn Rural, 47-40, for second straight loss  Manhattan Mercury

Tyce Hoover pump-faked, drew the foul and finished.

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

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) — Manhattan High School has made a couple of major front office hires. On Thursday, the school names Trina Dibbini has been ...

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.

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 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 ...

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.

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 ...

Area students named National Merit Semifinalists | News  Manhattan Mercury

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Graduate student encourages people to connect to community | Features  Manhattan Mercury

Fanny Fang believes in the power of speaking up for yourself and making your home your own.

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 ...

Starbucks barista stays active, cheery at 80 | Local News  Manhattan Mercury

There are two ways to get a pick-me-up at the Dillons East Starbucks: drinking caffeine and talking to barista Shirley Wilson.

EDUCATION NEWS | Six graduate from Flint Hills Christian School  Manhattan Mercury

FHCS graduates six seniors. Six local students graduated from the Flint Hills Christian School on Saturday. Pastor Gary Ward will addressed the graduates.

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 ...

MHS' Wilson signs National Letter of Intent to wrestle at Nebraska in front of 'village'  Manhattan Mercury

Clayton “Bubba” Wilson sat at a table with his family as Manhattan High head wrestling coach Robert Gonzales spoke to the crowd gathered for Wilson's special ...

Abilene's Terry Taylor approaching 600-win high school coaching milestone  Abilene Recorder Chronicle

Abilene High School head basketball coach Terry Taylor is approaching 600 wins at the varsity level in his illustrious basketball-coaching career.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

New assistant principal announced for Manhattan High School  KSNT News

Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 announced Tuesday they have named Janelle Boden as the new assistant principal for Manhattan High School.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Manhattan School Board to vote on new MHS symbol for students  WIBW

Wednesday night the Manhattan-Ogden School Board will formally address recommendations for what Manhattan High's new symbol for students to rally around ...

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.

KSU drag show raises $10K for LGBT students  Manhattan Mercury

The 15th annual K-State Drag Show Friday raised more than tripled the cash it did last year.

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. “I really love the weight room,” he said with a laugh. “I don't think I could ...

Manhattan Town Center deals with retail struggles | Business  Manhattan Mercury

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Schurig likes depth of Washburn signing class  WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Washburn welcomed 28 new Ichabods on National Signing Day. Every coach usually sees a key trait or something they really like about ...

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 ...

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