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  • Langton Insurance named Farmers advantage agent

    Al Langton Insurance in Manhattan has been named a Farmers Alliance Advantage Agent for 2015 by the Farmers Alliance Companies. To qualify as an advantage agent, an agency must exhibit superior professionalism and profitability over five consecutive years. Advantage agents are .

  • How to control rabbit damage Greggeyestone1

    The emphasis of the 2015 Garden Show, which will wrap up this afternoon, was on pollinators and wildlife. We all live together, so let’s get along. On Saturday, information was shared on encouraging habitat for desirable wildlife. If you missed .

  • Duo takes over feedlot built on WWII Army base

    “From bombs to bovines.” That sounds like an unusual transition, and it is. It describes a transformation of a former Army air base in central Kansas, which became a cattle feedlot, and is now part of one of the state’.

  • Alma principal receives honor

    TOPEKA — Orville Altevogt was honored at the 14th Annual Kansas Association of Independent Religious Schools (KAIRS) Hall of Fame Banquet on Monday, Feb. 2, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka. He was selected as one of six distinguished teachers of 2015. .

  • 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 .


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