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  • 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 .


    Delmar R. “Pete” Gehrt, 85, of Manhattan, died in Overland Park on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The family provided some of the following information and said he died surrounded by his loving family. Pete was born on Jan. 3, 1930, in Manhattan to John and .


    Helen Fulkerson, 92, died Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community-Wroten House, Manhattan. She was born Jan. 5, 1923, the daughter of Ralph and Marie (Kuehn) Weaver. A complete obituary is pending and will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 .


    Moses Richardson Jr., 77, died Friday, May, 15, 2015 in Chicago. He received his education from Manhattan High School and attended Fort Scott College. He met and married Jannie Floyd June 17, 1961 and they had four children. Moses is preceded in death by his .

  • Garden tour, speed dating and Festival of Breads

    TODAY Riley County Master Gardeners 27th Annual Garden Tour, 1-5 p.m. Tour six private gardens and the K-State Gardens. This year features the gardens of Mark and Ann Knackendoffel, Rusell and Eileen Briggs, Jim and Nancy Parker, Keith and .


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