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  • General Activities | December 03, 2013

    Jingle Bell Run set for Dec. 8

    The First Presbyterian Church in Manhattan is hosting its second annual “Jingle Bell Run” on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. at the church (801 Leavenworth). The run is a 5K chip-timed race and 1.5 mile fun run/walk. Awards will be given and drawings will be held,

  • Area Schools | December 03, 2013

    Eisenhower girls swept by Washburn

    The Eisenhower Middle School eighth grade girls’ basketball team lost a double-overtime 40-35 heartbreaker to Washburn Rural last week. EMS is now 6-1 on the season. Cailey Perkins led the Eagle with 17 points, while Therriana Pittman and Mackenzie Pease scored six points apiece. Hana Tamura

  • Area Schools | December 03, 2013

    Anthony sweeps Abilene

    The Anthony Middle School eighth grade girls’ basketball team defeated Abilene 28-21 last week to improve to 4-3 on the year. Raegan Wilcoxson led the way with eight points, while Nicki Keller scored six points and grabbed five rebounds. Megan Klug had eight rebounds, while

  • Manhattan High School | December 03, 2013

    Manhattan girls No. 7 to start basketball season

    The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team is ranked seventh in Class 6A to start the season, according to the KBCA rankings that were released Monday. Wamego’s girls are No. 1 in 4A Div. I, as they attempt to defend their state title. The Riley County

  • Local |Business |Agriculture | December 02, 2013

    Legislation on everyone’s minds at Farm Bureau event

    Kansas farmers will have their eyes on Washington as they gather in Manhattan. The Kansas Farm Bureau is holding its annual meeting Tuesday and Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn. An opening-day summit took place Monday. The issue on the minds of many farmers is

  • Neighbors | December 02, 2013

    Foundation leader inspired by women


    People often use the examples of others to help guide their lives. Bunny McBride, adjunct lecturer of anthropology at K-State, said she draws her sense of service from women in her family and around the world. She applies that as president of the Women’s

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 02, 2013

    McClaskey named state secretary of agriculture

    Jackie McClaskey of Manhattan will be the next Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Monday. She succeeds Dale Rodman, who will step down Dec. 10. McClaskey has worked in the Department of Agriculture since 2011. She served as assistant secretary before being named

  • Arts, Leisure | December 02, 2013

    Chorus looking for singers

    Handel’s “Messiah” will be performed in 2014 by the Flint Hills Chorus in the Wamego regional area for the 23rd time, and the committee is looking for people to sing in the chorus. The performance will be at 2 p.m. on April 6 at the First

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 02, 2013

    Moldrup: Crime down in county

    Updates from Monday’s Riley County commission meeting: • Capt. Kurt Moldrup of the Riley County Police Department said year-to-date crime in the county is continuing to trend downward. Overall crime has dropped for the department despite two recent armed robberies, one at a Dara’s

  • December 02, 2013

    A horse, a dog and a life-saving deal

    Coincidence and a tremendous act of kindness brought together 19-year-old Ashley Peitz and her seizure service dog, Dodger. It happened when Gina Brisby of Manhattan was looking for a place to board her horse. Brisby is the companion animal manager and service dog trainer at

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