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  • Barton wins equestrian title

    Julia Barton, the 13-year-old daughter of two Manhattan natives, has claimed a national championship in an equestrian event. Barton won the 13-and-under division of the United States Equestrian Federation’s Dressage Seat Medal Finals in Wayne, Ill., near Chicago, on .

  • McDermeit competes at Water Ski National Championships

    Manhattan resident Tyler McDermeit competed at the Water Ski National Championships last week in West Palm Beach, Fla. McDermeit was second in Men 2 (age 25-34) Tricks, fifth in Jumping and fourth overall (combined points for trick, slalom and jump)..

  • K-State adds exhibition game

    Kansas State recently announced the addition of a men’s basketball exhibition game with Emporia State on Oct. 30 to tip off the 2015-16 season at Bramlage Coliseum. The latest addition gives K-State 19 home games in 2015-16, including five in a .

  • Police still searching for man who robbed Sunflower Bank

    Riley County police are looking for a man who robbed Sunflower Bank Wednesday morning. The robbery reportedly took place at 10:20 a.m. at the bank, 2710 Anderson Ave. RCPD spokesman Matthew Droge said officers are looking for a white man, approximately 5 .

  • Repeal tax lid on local governments

    The Riley County Commission is absolutely right to try to nudge the Kansas Association of Counties to seek legislation that would repeal the tax lid the Kansas Legislature has imposed on local governments. Trouble is, the conservatives who control the .

  • Council gives USD 383 $25,844 in extra aid

    Area school district officials left Topeka unclear on what information mattered when making requests for additional funding from the state. After reviewing “extraordinary needs” requests on Monday, the State Finance Council approved more than $6 million in additional funding to 35 school .

  • Experts urge patience amid market swings

    Despite the alarm bells sounding on Wall Street, local analysts say they are actively not panicking. After losing 1,000 points early Monday, the Dow Jones industrial average ended the day 588 points down. U.S. stocks surged Tuesday morning after China cut .

  • Bike program launches with 12 cruisers Bikeh.mercury

    Manhattan’s new free bicycle-share program is up and rolling. Linda Mays, executive assistant to Ward Morgan, CivicPlus CEO, said the Green Apple Bike Share Program began Sunday. The program uses white beach cruisers labeled with the program’s logo. .

  • Focke undecided on running for Dems leadership post

    The Kansas Democratic Party’s interim chair hasn’t decided if she will run for the position on a permanent basis. Kathryn Focke, elected as the state party’s first vice chair in March, took over Monday as the next .

  • Wamego firm submits low bid on bridge project

    Ebert Construction of Wamego was apparent low bidder Monday for replacing a bridge on Rockenham Road about 2 miles north of U.S. Highway 24 in Pottawatomie County. Ebert’s base bid of $137,412 was the lowest of three bids submitted prior to .

  • Wildcat Creek meetings set for Riley, Manhattan

    A second round of public meetings is scheduled this week to aid the region’s application for a $40 million federal grant — money that could fund mitigation of Wildcat Creek flood damage and perhaps turn the waterway into a positive amenity .


    Betty Ann Karst, 91, a longtime resident of Wamego, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society Valley Vista of Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. Betty was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Paxico, the daughter of John A. and Mable (.


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