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  • Sifting through 100,000 used books at library fundraiser Book2.phatch

    Saturday morning’s snowfall wasn’t enough to keep the crowds away from this year’s book sale at Manhattan Public Library. Bob Newhouse, chairman of the event, said the biggest surprise has been the turnout. He didn’t think .

  • Local couple suing for property they thought they owned after finding ‘mix-up’

    It’s odd enough that you’d have to sue somebody for the correct title to your own property. But it gets downright bizarre when you can’t find a defendant. For way too long now, that was the puzzle .

  • Company gives Rock Creek new hoop after stuck-ball incident goes viral

    The shot didn’t fall, but a Rock Creek basketball player still scored a goal. To recap, Rock Creek’s Cameron Minihan attempted a last-second, game-winning shot in a Mid-East League boys middle school basketball game on Feb. 16. Minihan caught .

  • Changes to Fort Riley entry rules to begin Monday

    Beginning Monday, visitors without DoD cards will only be able to access Fort Riley through Henry Gate. The changes are the most recent of a phase-in process that will soon require background checks for visitors. Mark Dombrowski, chief of the .

  • City sales tax receipts exceed $1M

    Manhattan’s sales tax revenue exceeded $1 million in February. The February sales tax report, which reflects the previous month’s sales, showed the city had $1.03 million in tax receipts, an increase of $75,606 or 7.9 percent from February 2014’s total of $953,328. February’.

  • 3-D printing turns into a teaching tool for area students Printing6.phatch

    A burgeoning technology, 3-D printers can make everything from gears and blocks to houses. But in the basement of Rathbone Hall at Kansas State University, electrical and computer engineering students are using the printers for their hobbies. Jake Sobering, a .


    Lawrence J. Andersen, 85, of Randolph, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at the Olsburg Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service .


    John Wendelin Smithhisler, 87, of Manhattan, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. The family provided some of the following information. John was a retired district conservationist and a resource and soil conservationist for the U.S. Dept. of .


    Mary Ann Wagner, 89, of Paxico, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at the St. Marys Manor. She was born Feb. 9, 1926, in Paxico, the daughter of August and Catherine Meinhardt Stork. She married Gerald “Jerry” Wagner on Feb. 7, 1947, in Topeka. He died March 5, 1994. Mary .


    John Robert Sullivan, 75, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society — Valley Vista in Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. John was born in Columbus on June 25, 1939, to Paul Wayne Sullivan and Edna Mae York. He .


    A celebration of life for Glenn Walter Lake will take place 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Blue Hills Room, 2317 Tuttle Creek Blvd. in Manhattan. Glenn, 79, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Health Center in Topeka..

  • K-State women 2nd at Big 12 indoor championship

    AMES, Iowa — Akela Jones earned high-point scorer of the meet, highlighting a strong second day effort by the Kansas State track and field women that saw them finish a close second to Texas at the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field .


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