• Fury go 1-2 at Hawaiian Hitfest

    The Manhattan Optimist Furt went 1-2 in the Hawaiian Hitfest May 30-31 in Kansas City. The Fury lost their opener to the Springfield Powerhouse, 7-2. Shelby Downard took the loss in the circle. The Fury rebounded to beat the St. .

  • Bullets Play in Lil Apple

    The Optimist Bullets competed this past weekend in the 16-and-under B division of the Bite Outta Lil Apple tournament. The team went undefeated in pool play to finish Saturday with a 3-0 record. Bullet pitchers Madi Hammond and Jaycee Blazek .

  • Kansas passes bill to block furloughs

    K-State employees or other state workers will remain on the job after legislators voted unanimously Saturday to pass a bill to avert furloughs, though lawmakers haven’t resolved budget issues. More than 24,000 state workers, including as many as 8,720 “non-essential” employees .

  • 38 competitors run in annual weenie dog races Paws2.phatch

    Dachshund hounds from across Kansas were ready to run their short legs down the track in the annual Downtown Manhattan Weenie Dog Races, part of the Paws on Poyntz event. Well, some of them were. Among the racers in each .

  • Vanesta, other neighborhoods celebrate city’s founding Block1.phatch

    In another annual celebration of being neighborly, block parties commenced on Saturday to celebrate Manhattan Day. The 15th year of the celebration honored the way two groups of settlers in the middle of the 19th century came together to form .

  • Fort Riley roads, gates to close for Victory Week

    Events being held at Fort Riley for Victory Week will cause several roads and access control points will be temporarily closed Wednesday, June 10, from 6:15 a.m. to approximately 8:45 a.m. To keep participants safe during the events, including a 10-mile .

  • Municipal band to perform Tuesday

    The Manhattan Municipal Band will present its weekly concert Tuesday, June 9 at City Park’s Larry Norvell Band Shell at 7:30 PM.  The concert will include traditional Sousa Marches, “Somewhere” from the musical “West Side Story, and “Bond,” a medley .

  • Manko 17ers split Saturday’s TOC games Bsb3.phatch

    Two days into the Tournament of Champions, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers have seen it all. On Friday night, the 17ers came from behind to fall short in a 10-9 loss. On Saturday, the 17ers won their first game 12.

  • Rising Clare Dunn ready for Stampede main stage show

    Clare Dunn isn’t your father’s country and western music star. Though influenced by the greats that came before her, Dunn is breaking the mold of the female country artists of years past — or rather shattering that mold with .

  • Wary coffee convert finds the jolt Kristina.phatch

    I recently stopped into a local coffee shop and tried a new drink. Five years ago, I probably wouldn’t even have been in the shop in the first place. I’ve been a slow convert to the coffee world. .


    Gladys Wille, 101, died Saturday, May 2, 2015. She was born June 2, 1913, in Alma, the youngest child of Frank Dervin and Etta Craig Freeman. She graduated from Alma High School District 16, in 1931. She was active in school activities, the music department, singing in .


    Rebecca “Beccy” Jane (Fink) Dearborn, 68, of Ankeny, Iowa, died on May 19, 2015, at her home after a four year battle with cancer. The family provided the following information and said she “passed into our savior’s arms” when she died. Beccy .


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