Lifestyle

  • Local | July 22, 2013

    Pink fire truck coming to Manhattan rodeo

    Staff reports Nicki the fire truck doesn’t fight fires anymore. This pink traveling memorial spreads love and hope in support of women who have cancer, and she’s coming to the Kaw Valley Rodeo for Tough Enough to Wear Pink night on Friday, July 26.

  • Local | July 22, 2013

    Cowboy history recognized on national day

    Importance of the cowboy to development of this country is being recognized with the National Day of the Cowboy. “On the fourth Saturday of July, many states in the nation celebrate the contribution of cowboys and cowgirls to America’s culture and heritage,” explained Ron

  • Obituaries | July 22, 2013

    Ron Hedman

    Ronald Ray Hedman, 65, Manhattan, died Friday July 19, 2013 at his residence.

  • Obituaries | July 22, 2013

    Karen Kemnitz

    Karen Renee Kemnitz, 56, Topeka, died July 20, 2013, at Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka.

  • Arts, Leisure | July 22, 2013

    Abilene ‘Odd Couple’ keeps audience engrossed

    During summer’s dog days, I like to drive down the highway west for half an hour and spend an evening sitting in “The only professional theater between Kansas City and Denver,” Abilene’s Great Plains Theater. Last Friday I was not the only Manhattanite

  • July 22, 2013

    For monsters and robots, ‘Pacfic Rim’ delivers

    In Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim,” after interdimensional portal appears on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and releases monstrous creatures dubbed “Kaiju,” humanity unites their efforts to create a security force of giant, human-powered robots called Jaegers. To effectively control a Jaeger, pilots

  • Letters | July 22, 2013

    Urge city to reconsider plans for city auditorium

    To the Editor: Long ago the citizens of Manhattan worked together to create the city’s Peace Memorial Auditorium as a World War II memorial. The League of Women Voters of Manhattan-Riley County was active in the process, and its recommendation for the auditorium’s

  • General Activities | July 22, 2013

    17ers open play in Zone tournament

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers got some action in during the Washburn Team Camp this weekend, playing at Yager Stadium in Topeka on Friday. The 17ers opened play in the Zone tournament today in Leavenworth, playing Atchison in the double elimination tournament. The 17

  • General Activities | July 22, 2013

    Dillon begins play at US Junior Amateur

    When Cole Dillon won the US Junior Amateur qualifier at Lawrence Country Club in late June, the Dillon family started planning an impromptu vacation. Departing late last week, the Dillons traveled to Truckee, Calif., to the Martis Camp Club for the US Junior Amateur championship

  • General Activities | July 22, 2013

    Manhattan Junior Golf series wraps up

    Manhattan area youth wrapped up the City Junior Golf series last week, with 10 different champions crowned in five different age divisions. The series consisted of four consecutive weeks of golf at each of Manhattan’s area courses, culminating in the two-round City Junior Championship last


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