• Local students selected to Twin Cities Dean’s List

    MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, Minn. —  Sarah Mortenson of Manhattan was named to the 2014 fall semester Dean’s List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Mortenson is a sophomore in the university’s College of Liberal Arts. To qualify for .

  • Southwestern College 2014 December Graduates

    WINFIELD — Scarlett Ledford of Fort Riley and Jason Yearwood of Manhattan graduated from Southwestern College in December 2014. Ledford graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. Jason Yearwood graduated with a bachelor of science degree in operations management. Southwestern .

  • Council Grove teacher honored for lessons in patriotism

    COUNCIL GROVE — Ellen Wilson, a Council Grove Elementary School fourth grade teacher, was honored during a Kansas Day assembly last month as the state recipient of the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.  Mrs. Wilson has taught .

  • FHCS scholar’s bowl teams take first place

    Flint Hills Christian School’s Junior High Varsity and Junior Varsity Scholar Bowl teams tookfirst place at their meet on Feb. 9 at Cair Paravel in Topeka.  Captains Mary El-Aasar and Ann Hess led the teams. Both teams also took .

  • ‘Fox on the Fairway,’ ‘Lyrical Abstractions’ and more

    SUNDAY Read with Dogs, 2-4 p.m. The Reading Education Assistance Dogs program gives children the opportunity to practice and enjoy reading in a fun, low stress environment. No registration required. Sign up for a 15 minute time slot when you .

  • MHS boys rally past Hayden

    TOPEKA — The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team rallied to beat the Hayden Wildcats Friday night on their home floor, 56-54, to stay ahead in the Centennial League title race. Trailing since the second quarter, Manhattan cut the lead to five .

  • MHS girls rally falls short at Hayden

    TOPEKA — The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team dropped a close game to Hayden Friday night, 58-52, to drop into a tie in the Centennial League race. Manhattan is now tied with Washburn Rural, Shawnee Heights and Seaman after Shawnee Heights .

  • Broomball offers brush of winter fun Broom2.phatch

    Every week, a group of Manhattanites meet at the ice rink at Wefald Pavilion in City Park, but not to skate. Instead, on Thursday evenings, the group plays a game called broomball, a sport similar to hockey, but without the .

  • Survey details local concerns

    Affordable housing, mental health services and childcare are among the concerns of Riley County residents, according to a community needs survey. Debbie Nuss, project coordinator for Riley County Seniors’ Service Center, shared the results of the center-coordinated study Thursday during .

  • Council Grove girl shines in TV appearance Ellen girl a1.phatch

    Macey Hensley may only be 5 years old, but she probably knows more about U.S. presidents than you do — a lot more. In fact, her encyclopedic knowledge of presidential history is so impressive it recently landed her a free trip .

  • Former resturant manager serves up Manhattan’s downtown history Jim.phatch

    Globally, it wasn’t exactly a show-stopping day. Let’s see, Oct. 26, 1987 ... The Dow Jones average fell 156.83 points. The head of the Salvadoran Human Rights Commission was assassinated by a death squad. Oh, and Michael Jackson’s “Bad” was Billboard’.

  • Man pleads not guilty in crash that damaged 2 area businesses

    A Marysville man who is accused of driving a car through two Manhattan businesses in December pleaded not guilty on Thursday to eight charges in Pottawatomie County Court. Jason Butler, 36, faces charges of felony DUI, failure to stop and remain .


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