Monday, May 25, 2015


  • Baseball | May 19, 2015

    Griep, Wolfe earn Big 12 weekly honors

    After helping lead K-State to its third straight series win at KU, Nate Griep and Tyler Wolfe were named the Big 12 Pitcher and Newcomer of the Week, respectively, for the period ending May 17, the conference office announced. Griep, who was last week’s Pitcher of

  • General Activities | May 19, 2015

    Stix win Overland Park baseball tournament

    The Midwest Stix 11-and-under baseball team went 5-1 last weekend to capture the title at the Hawaiian Hitfest National Invitational Tournament in Overland Park.  The Stix went 2-1 in pool play with a 2-1 win over the Topeka Stix, a 10-2 victory over the

  • Local |Education | May 18, 2015

    Class of 2015 sets out for ‘new adventures’


    Proud parents and excited students gathered in Bramlage Coliseum for Manhattan High School’s graduation for the class of 2015 on Sunday. The school gave 405 students diplomas. “It’s exciting, but it’s kind of sad, too,” graduate Savannah Roberts said. “It’s kind of leaving

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 18, 2015

    Officials waiting to make ditch plan

    After heavy rains washed away progress on an ongoing drainage project near the Big Blue River, the county must now wait for the water level to drop before it can begin determining a new plan of action. County public works director Leon Hobson told county

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 18, 2015

    Historic house on agenda

    The Manhattan City Commission will consider adding a house to the local historic places register during its meeting. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The city received a nomination in February to add the Jesse Ingraham House, 1724 Fairchild Ave., to the

  • Neighbors | May 18, 2015

    Mother of 5 says she loves energy of her household


    A family of seven is not small, but it’s not large, either, according to a Manhattan mom. It’s medium. Janette Moldrup and her husband, Justin, are raising five children and also homeschooling them. Justin, the son of Riley County Police Department Capt. Kurt

  • Editorials | May 18, 2015

    Constituents pay; so should lawmakers

    It was good to learn over the weekend that Manhattan’s representative in Congress, U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, is a dedicated newspaper reader — or that at least one member of his staff is. The reasons for reading papers are simple enough, as Rep. Huelskamp

  • Letters | May 18, 2015

    School district’s LOB ballots deserve voters’ attention

    To the Editor Manhattan voters are now receiving mail ballots for the USD 383 local option budget proposal. The proposal is designed to cushion the blow created by the shortfall in state funding and to help maintain the excellence of our schools. This ballot deserves the

  • Letters | May 18, 2015

    Taste of the ‘Ville helps support P.E.O.’s endeavor

    To the Editor: P.E.O. Chapter IL is excited to announce the fourth annual Taste of the ’Ville from 4 to 6 p.m,. Saturday, June 13. Please join us for delicious “small bites” generously provided by 23 Aggieville restaurants. Tickets ($15) are limited, so get yours now at

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 18, 2015

    Undergraduate poster forum highlights engineering research

    Three Kansas State University engineering students are being recognized for excellence in research as winners of the College of Engineering’s spring 2015 Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster Forum. Seventy-three students participated in the April 30 event, which featured 49 poster presentations from eight different engineering departments. Research topics

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