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Charles ‘Brent’ Yancey

Charles ‘Brent’ Yancey, age 84, of Manhattan, died March 25, 2018 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

Brent was a long-time teacher and coach at Manhattan High School from 1965 to 1994.  Brent was honored to have his drawing used as the mascot for the Manhattan High School Indians.  The full obituary can be found at this website: http://www.ymlfuneralhome.com/obituary/6036

The following was written by Sharon Runyan, a friend of Brent’s and an MHSAA board member.

“Getting on here (FaceBook) for Brent Yancey this morning.  Just found out he passed away yesterday.  What a great legacy Brent left Manhattan and our world.  He had many gifts and I’m sure if you asked his family one would be his sense of humor and his love.  If you asked his students and his athletes I’m positive it would be persistence, practice and determination. God blessed Brent with an incredible gift of vision.  This allowed him to draw beautiful pieces of art, one of which was the MHS Indian image we fought to keep.  Brent and my dad were friends, they belonged to the same parish, worked for the same district, both loved golf and a good laugh. Everytime they saw one another they’d have a few comical exchanges and talk about the Pow Wow in Shawnee, Oklahoma (they both were Citizen Band Potawatomi Indians).

I’m going to miss his to the point comments, his laugh and most of all his constantly asking me at our MHS meetings: ‘Are you gonna speak?!’

I always followed that with: ‘UH you’re older and wiser… YOU should stand up and speak!’. In which he always would reply with a smirk: ‘I don’t talk…I’d get mad.  I’m INDIAN you know!’. HaHa

Rest well Brent!!  You left one heck of a legacy for our MHS family, our community and your family to share for many many years to come!!

I’m changing my profile to the Indian image in honor of Brent Yancey…I encourage you all to do the same.  ROLL TRIBE!”




Geraldine (Geri) Richmond was inducted into the MHS Wall of Fame on

Friday, January 5, 2018 between the girls’ and boys’ basketball games.


Opportunity to help fund Rezac Auditorium Upgrades

The Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools Foundation has taken on a funding endeavor to complete Rezac Auditorium upgrades at Manhattan High School. The sum set was $150,000 and to date gifts total $112,000. Checks may be sent to the Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 191, Manhattan, KS 66505-0191 with the memo line marked Rezac.  Any amount you would like to contribute would be welcome for the auditorium upgrades.  This link will take you to an article about the fundraising effort.


Richard Broadhurst, Class of ’64, has committed to doing two of his plays in Manhattan as a fundraiser for Rezac Auditorium. You are invited to attend one or both of the presentations, different readings, on Dec 4th at 7:00 at the MAC on Poyntz and Dec 5th at the newly redone Purple Masque Theatre at KSU. Cost is donations only. Richard has also set up a Go Fund Me site to support the upgrades.  Check Facebook for more information.

The Class of ’65, at their 50th Reunion in 2015, voted to donate $10,000 from a Foundation fund they’ve had as part of our reunions every 5 years.