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  • Local | June 23, 2013

    Inter-tribal powwow the center of annual Washunga Days


    COUNCIL GROVE — Washunga Days, the annual event in this historic town of 2,200 halfway between Manhattan and Emporia, is full of food, live music, crafts, a 5K run and other trappings of a typical summer festival. But the heart and soul of Washunga Days is the

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 23, 2013

    High-paid city official retires with no successor

    One of the highest paid employees retired Friday after 40 years working for the city, but city officials said they will not replace him. Gregg Gibson, the city of Manhattan’s information systems manager, was the “longest continuous employee in city’s history of employment,” said

  • Editorials | June 23, 2013

    Would Russia do its part?

    President Barack Obama deserves at least a little credit for publicly calling for another round of nuclear arms reduction talks with Russia. He’ll deserve more credit if he can deliver on his vision of a world free of nuclear weapons. Unfortunately, he’s demonstrated

  • Local |Business | June 23, 2013

    Manhattan added 5,000 jobs since 2002

    Manhattan’s job base has grown by nearly 5,000 since the start of 2002, according to new data from the state Department of Labor. Manhattan’s employment level stood at 27,176 jobs in May, according to the state data. That was up from 22,481 in January, 2002, an increase of 21

  • Letters | June 23, 2013

    It’s not always wise to carry concealed weapons

    To the Editor: In the Rudyard Kipling poem about the five blind men and the elephant, the blind men are used as symbols for the way we see the world. In the writings of Plato, the same sort of image is used in his story

  • Letters | June 23, 2013

    Peace Memorial Auditorium has been one of city’s gems

    To the Editor: I was saddened to see that the Peace Memorial Auditorium at City Hall will be taken down. There is something special about heavy burgundy or taupe curtains being opened amidst silence from an unlighted audience. Then the performer walks onto the stage

  • Local | June 23, 2013

    Bakers rise to the challenge at National Festival of Breads


    Warm and overpowering aromas filled the Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center in Manhattan Saturday as people came from all over the United States to share bread recipes and fill their bellies at the National Festival of Breads. The National Festival of Breads is held every

  • Track & Field | June 23, 2013

    Fritz ready to transition back to hoops

    After more than 20 years as a track coach, Steve Fritz is ready to return to his first love — the hardwood. While the former Olympian made a name for himself nationally as a decathlete, it was basketball that occupied much of his time as a youth. “

  • Letters | June 23, 2013

    Have we all forgotten what ‘forgiveness’ means?

    To the Editor: This is concerning the situation involving the young man driving drunk who in an accident killed the two young people.

  • General Activities | June 23, 2013

    Junior 17ers cruise to 26-3 rout at home

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko junior 17ers routed Wamego’s 16-and-under club 26-3 Saturday evening at the Eisenhower Baseball Complex. Manhattan run-ruled the game after five innings. “We knew coming in we’d be a superior team,” Manko head coach Dan Rumsey said. “So I

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