• New softball team tryout

    There will be a tryout for a new 12-and-under fastpitch softball team this Saturday at Optimist Park from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Ryan Kruse at 785-313-2135..

  • Teary parents send kids off to kindergarten School2.phatch

    Yellow buses loaded and book bags packed, Manhattan-Ogden students went back to school today, a summer vacation over once again. At Lee Elementary School, the class of 2027 started kindergarten by gathering in the school’s music room. Most of the .

  • Sierra Club criticizes decision to take air monitor off-line

    The Kansas Sierra Club on Monday criticized the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s push to shut off the air quality monitor more than a year ago at the Konza Prairie Biological Station. As The Mercury reported oat the .

  • Man’s rape sentence amended to 77 years

    Riley County Chief Judge Meryl Wilson on Monday sentenced convicted rapist Tony Lewis to 77 years in prison for three incidents in 2009 involving Manhattan women. Wilson originally sentenced the 24-year-old, former Fort Riley soldier in 2010 to five life sentences for two .

  • NBAF not likely to study Ebola virus

    A K-State expert on Ebola says the deadly virus won’t be studied at the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility under construction in Manhattan. Jerry Jaax, K-State’s associate vice president for research compliance and university veterinarian, said as a .

  • District enrollment up from 2013 School1.phatch

    It looks like an additional 152 students enrolled in the Manhattan-Ogden school district, according to preliminary numbers released on the first day of school today. That brings the total number of USD 383 students to 5,954 this year, up from last year’s .

  • Babysitter, 5 children escape Ogden fire

    A babysitter and four children escaped unharmed when a fire broke out inside an Ogden double-wide mobile home Monday afternoon. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said firefighters responded at about 1:30 p.m. to the residence at 212 Ninth St. .

  • SEC, Kansas reach fair settlement

    The State of Kansas did about as well as could be expected in settling a federal securities fraud charge without having to admit or deny the specific findings and without having to pay any penalties. The charge stemmed from the .

  • Heartbreaking pet story can be of help to others

    To the Editor: Regarding Joel Jellison’s Aug. 10 “Off the Beat” column, thank you for sharing your story about Sheldon. I know it is difficult to deal with the loss of a pet. Let it be comforting to know that .

  • Speak up quickly to protect downtown neighborhoods

    To the Editor: The traditional neighborhood fabric that defines Manhattan’s livability between downtown and City Park requires better protection. At the July commun-ity workshop on future growth opportunities and land use alternatives at City Hall, land-use planning maps continued .

  • Beach conversation to feature discussion on the power of art

    Photographer Dawoud Bey and University of Chicago associate curator and director of education Hamza Walker will discuss the power of art, its potential as a means of social engagement, and special aspects of the aesthetic research carried out by artists .

  • ‘Plum’ of an internship experience

    An island vacation is a dream for many college students, but it doesn’t usually require permission from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. That’s exactly what happened for Rachael Gortowski, Rockford, Illinois, a third-year student in the .






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