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  • Chamber honors Phillips, Roberts

    The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce named Kansas Rep. Tom Phillips its Citizen of the Year Friday night. Phillips received the award, named in honor of Lud Fiser , chamber president from 1948 to 1975, at the chamber’ s annual meeting at the .

  • Plungers cause a splash outside Snyder stadium Polarwater

    Shorts. No shirt. Belly flop. That’ s how K-State freshman Timmy Wilkerson choose to hit the water Friday during the Polar Plunge.“ It seemed like the best idea to make the most of it,” he said. Even at his first .

  • MPO: Proposed ATA Bus routes more efficient Ata

    The Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization is gearing up to show the public its proposal for more efficient ATA Bus routes in Manhattan. The MPO will hold an open house for the proposed fixed-route system from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, .

  • Former Riley County commissioner dies at 87

    James Hollingsworth Williams, 87, of Manhattan died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The family provided some of the following information. A native Midwesterner, he was born Oct. 13, 1929, in Barnston, Nebraska. He spent his early years in Nebraska, graduating from Norfolk High School in 1947. With .


    Harris Donald Zimmerman, 89, of Alta Vista, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Nov. 25, 1927, to Otto and Susanne Tobaben Zimmerman in Alta Vista, Geary County, five miles northwest of Alta Vista. Being born .


    KSU Foundation hires four, promotes one In January, the Kansas State University Foundation added four new staff members and promoted one. Angela Altamore is the new senior director of stewardship and events. She has more than 10 years of development experience .

  • Become wise about gardens of all sizes

    Mark Saturday, February 25 on your calendar to spend some time with fellow gardeners. There will be hourly seminars held in the Clover room of Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. This replaces the former Manhattan Area Garden Show. The winter farmers’ .

  • Foundation focuses on community improvement

    From scholarships to strategies, from volunteers to entrepreneurs, from rural health care to community betterment: All those elements are being supported by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, which is investing deeply and strategically in northwest Kansas. Betsy Wearing is coordinator .

  • Local teen earns Eagle Scout award

    Drew Padgett, 18, received his Eagle Scout award in a Court of Honor ceremony in January. A member of Troop 75, Drew earned 30 merit badges as a Boy Scout. His Eagle Scout project was designing and constructing a prayer garden for the .

  • Club news

    American Association of University Women Mary Stamey and Pat Hudgins chose the topic unconscious bias. Pat first defined several different types of biases: explicit bias as social or political bias that people see every day, implicit bias implies prejudices that .

  • Tax bill a timely breakthrough

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and other critics of the bill both houses of the Kansas Legislature approved last week have been quick to characterize the measure as a tax increase — a historic tax increase. The governor further asserts that some .

  • Missing niece’s and nephew’s shenanigans

    Children can be pretty funny sometimes. They say what’s on their mind, have no filter and come up with some weird responses. Most of my homesickness comes from missing my niece and nephew. My niece, Alexis, is 11 years old, .


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