Monday, May 25, 2015


  • Local |Kansas State University | May 24, 2015

    Documenting the Kanza Indian Village lost to time, erosion

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    An off-the-beaten path exploratory journey led a group of 13 Americans to the Kanza Indians at Blue Earth Village near Manhattan in 1819, but there are few signs of the village left today. Kansas State University associate professor of archeology Lauren Ritterbush researched the visit to Blue

  • Off The Beat | May 24, 2015

    Recalling complicated relationship with car

    Alejandro and I have a love/hate relationship. We’ve been together since June 2010. Alejandro is a dark gray 2004 Volkswagen Beetle, appropriately named after a Lady Gaga song. “I know that we are young, and I know that you may love me, but I just

  • Food & Drink | May 24, 2015

    Pro tips to make the most of the grilling season

    Winter is over. Summer solstice is less than a month away. It’s time to pull out the grill and start cooking. But before going whole hog, consider some of these pointers from local grill experts like Aaron Nickell, owner of the Backyard Kitchen, 2007 Fort

  • Arts, Leisure | May 24, 2015

    Forum Theatre, summer reading and more

    MONDAY Memorial Day   TUESDAY   MAC Summer Art Classes begin. For more information, visit   WEDNESDAY   K-State Landon Lecture: Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 10 a.m. K-State Student Union Forum Hall. Wii Play

  • Local |Business | May 24, 2015

    Pageant contestants bring style, substance to stage


    JUNCTION CITY — Three hours of the Heartland Cinderella Pageant and heels isn’t the best combination. “It was a lot of fun and the girls were great, but my feet are honestly really hurting,” said Serina Elder, 19, of Junction City. Sitting represented a welcome relief

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 24, 2015

    Cash crunch makes public input key for planners

    Rob Ott was trying very hard not to sound too upset, but he couldn’t avoid letting the word “dangerous” slip into the conversation. As Manhattan’s director of public works, Ott knows better than anyone which road projects should be considered critical. And one

  • Local |Business | May 24, 2015

    Taphouse to offer a bevy of craft brews


    The latest addition to Manhattan’s downtown eateries is almost ready. The Tallgrass Taphouse will open to the public on June 15, officially putting the local craft beer brewery in the restaurant business. “This looks a little different today than when it was JoAnn’s Fabric,”

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 24, 2015

    Junction City woman, 18, killed in rollover accident

    An 18-year-old Junction City woman died on Saturday in a single-vehicle accident in Manhattan according to Riley County police. Olivia Huggins was pronounced dead at the scene of the rollover accident in the 3200 block of Stagg Hill Road at approximately 3:30 p.m. according to a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 24, 2015

    Police find, arrest teen reported missing

    Riley County police reported Friday afternoon a local teen reported missing in March was arrested on Thursday, along with another teen. Kyle Nevels, 16, 1300 Marlatt Ave., Apt. 1107, was arrested at 1:21 a.m. Thursday in the 2500 block of Candle Crest Circle after a citizen report of two

  • General Activities | May 24, 2015

    Thousands turn out for event’s debut


    Manhattan resident Joe Moore started his journey early Saturday morning on Coach Bill Snyder Highway and ended it at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Moore, 31, was the first finisher of the inaugural Bill Snyder Highway Half and 5K, finishing the 13.1-mile half-marathon distance in 1:05:48 —  beating

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