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  • Local |Education | April 20, 2014

    Sixth graders compete in state geography bee

    Two Manhattan elementary school students went to the Kansas State Geography Bee on April 4 in Abilene. Casey Gritton, the son of Joe and Heather Gritton, from Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School and Aislinn Kinsella, the daughter of Nicole and Kieran Kinsella, from Bergman Elementary School competed

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 20, 2014

    MHS student awarded K-State scholarship

    Lane Sorell of Manhattan was recently awarded a Henry J. Putnam scholarship from Kansas State University for the 2014-2015 school year. Sorell is the son of Dr. Sean and Lisa Sorell. The renewable scholarship recognizes academic and leadership achievements. K-State has awarded 11,000 academic scholarships for

  • General Activities | April 20, 2014

    Optimist Bullets begin season in Lawrence

    The Optimist Bullets 14-and-under fastpitch softball team played in the Phenix Spring Slugfest in Lawrence this past weekend. The tournament was the first event played in the Bullets’ 2014 season. The Bullets went 2-2 in pool play. The team lost to the Topeka Fire-Storm 6-4 and

  • Area Schools | April 20, 2014

    Falcons split with Abilene

    The Riley County Falcons softball team hosted the Abilene Cowgirls on Thursday night in Riley, winning the first game 9-6 and dropping the second 8-4. In the bottom of the sixth in Game 1, down one run, with the bases loaded, Alyssa Kulp hit a grand

  • Rowing | April 20, 2014

    K-State rowing shines at SIRAs

    OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — The Kansas State women’s rowing team turned in an epic performance at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Championship Regatta, racking up five gold medals and one bronz on Saturday. Competing on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn., the Wildcats

  • Area Schools | April 20, 2014

    Wamego wins Rock Creek invitational

    Wamego wins Rock Creek invited The Wamego boys’ and girls’ track teams won the Rock Creek Invitational on Thursday in Flush. The girls’ team scored 109 points to beat out Clay Center at 82. Riley County was fourth with 76 and Rock Creek took fifth at 65. Frankfort was 11

  • April 20, 2014

    Living History Day instills Havensville, rural pride

    The little girl’s eyes grew big as she pumped the foot pedal and fed yarn into the loom.  As the loom moved back and forth, the little girl gazed in amazement. For the first time in her life, she was creating a rug

  • Obituaries | April 20, 2014

    Mark Chapman

    Mark A. Chapman died Friday at his home in Cat Spring, Texas. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Jan. 18, 1943, in Clay Center, the son of Leo and Irene (McCully) Chapman. He grew up near Broughton, a small town 30 miles northwest

  • Obituaries | April 20, 2014

    Mary Pfanenstiel

    Mary Pfanenstiel died Thursday at her home in Dallas surrounded by her daughters. Mary was born in Manhattan on June 26, 1938 to William A. Patzell Sr. and Mary Dale Patzell. The family provided some of the following information. Mary was preceded in death by her loving

  • Obituaries | April 20, 2014

    Betty Anderson

    Elizabeth Belle “Betty” Anderson, 84, of Manhattan, died Friday evening, April 18, 2014, at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. She was born on Dec. 10, 1929, in Manhattan, and had spent most of her lifetime in the Manhattan community. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later

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