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  • Wildcats ink seven spring signees

    The Kansas State track and field program has announced the signing of seven additional student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for the 2016 season. The spring signees join a 2015 recruiting class that now totals 15 athletes — eight on the men’s side .

  • Double Play competes in Salina tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Double Play 12-and-under softball team saw action May 9 at the Blue and Gold tournament at the Bill Burke sports complex in Salina. In pool play the team was 2-0.  In Game 1, Toree Hoobler pitched four innings, .

  • Manhattan Optimist Rebels win Topeka tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under softball team competed in the USSSA Lake Shawnee Mother’s Day tournament last Saturday.  The Rebels’ pitching dominated the tournament, allowing only two hits in three shutout games. The Rebels won Game 1 13-0 against .

  • Sweet Heat plays in Augusta tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist 12-and-under Sweet Heat traveled to Augusta this past weekend for a tournament.  They opened with the Wichita Synergy, getting a late hit from Sam Berg to push ahead for a 5-4 win. Because of rain on .

  • Rains wash away progress on ditch improvement project

    Heavy rains last week damaged an ongoing drainage project near the Big Blue River, washing away progress on a grading project that so far has cost the county $49,964. Public works director Leon Hobson told Riley County commissioners Monday it’s .

  • Foundation campaign reminds donors ‘You can’t take it with you’ Henricks.phatch

    The writer F. Scott Fitzgerald once penned a famous line. “Let me tell you about the very rich,” the “Great Gatsby” author wrote in a 1926 short story. “They are different from you and me.” However, if you asked Vern Henricks, .

  • Commission to review priorities for 2015

    The Manhattan City Commission will review its 2015 goals and priorities on Tuesday. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. This session will not be televised. In January, the commission highlighted seven primary areas for the city administration .

  • Songwriter hopes her music will inspire others Neighbor.phatch

    Leah Watts, a K-State music education senior, has a mantra: be fearless. So when she heard about a competition for a chance to perform on the Cenex Main Stage at the Kicker Country Stampede, she entered. “I want to be .

  • MHS grad pleads no contest to robbery

    A former Manhattan High athlete pleaded no contest Monday morning to his role in a July 2014 aggravated robbery. Ty Suggs, 22, pleaded no contest to one count of conspiracy to commit an aggravated robbery with Trey Campbell. A single count of .

  • Man who hosted Britt’s party pleads to open saloon charge

    A man who hosted a party at Britt’s Garden Acres, 1000 S. Scenic Drive, on a night in October in which gunshots were alleged to have been fired pleaded no contest Monday morning to one count of hosting an open .

  • Little film ‘Hot Pursuit’ amusing but not new G.w.clift1

    Until August, one can expect big, noisy, ticket-selling movies to be released about one a weekend. So it is a little odd that for the second weekend of May there was only one general release picture. And it is not .

  • Hard alcohol bans constructive

    The Interfraternity Council at the University of Kansas is to be commended for voting earlier this month to ban hard liquor at all of that university’s fraternities. The ban covers the presence or consumption of hard alcohol by any .


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