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  • 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 .

  • Survey details local concerns

    Affordable housing, mental health services and childcare are among the concerns of Riley County residents, according to a community needs survey. Debbie Nuss, project coordinator for Riley County Seniors’ Service Center, shared the results of the center-coordinated study Thursday during .

  • Council Grove girl shines in TV appearance Ellen girl a1.phatch

    Macey Hensley may only be 5 years old, but she probably knows more about U.S. presidents than you do — a lot more. In fact, her encyclopedic knowledge of presidential history is so impressive it recently landed her a free trip .

  • Former resturant manager serves up Manhattan’s downtown history Jim.phatch

    Globally, it wasn’t exactly a show-stopping day. Let’s see, Oct. 26, 1987 ... The Dow Jones average fell 156.83 points. The head of the Salvadoran Human Rights Commission was assassinated by a death squad. Oh, and Michael Jackson’s “Bad” was Billboard’.

  • Man pleads not guilty in crash that damaged 2 area businesses

    A Marysville man who is accused of driving a car through two Manhattan businesses in December pleaded not guilty on Thursday to eight charges in Pottawatomie County Court. Jason Butler, 36, faces charges of felony DUI, failure to stop and remain .

  • Fort Riley soldiers returning from deployment to Kuwait

    Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, are returning to Fort Riley following a nine-month deployment to Kuwait. The first group of about 50 soldiers returned in January, with the remaining set to redeploy in the next .

  • MHS girls preparing for tough road test

    In years past, games between the Hayden and the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team have often been turnover-laden, physical matchups that go down to the wire. Manhattan head coach Scott Mall is expecting nothing less in tonight’s 6 p.m. .

  • Spring is in the air at Pottorf Hall event

    There’s snow on the ground and snow — or slush or sleet — in the forecast. Which makes this a good weekend to head over to the Manhattan Area Garden Show. It promises plenty of medicine for the souls of folks .

  • What local elected officials do matters; get registered to vote and get involved

    To the Editor: We are going to be electing people for the Manhattan City Commission and the USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden School Board on April 7. The decisions of these two groups of elected officials have a major effect on the lives of .

  • You will have less of valued state services

    To the Editor: Regardless of whether any given individual thinks the governor is right, wrong or somewhere in the middle with respect to the budget policies he has established, services will decrease. Education may be first, and more dramatic, but .


    Dr. Robert W. “Bob” Smail, 88, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at his residence. He was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Britton, South Dakota. Complete obituary and service information will be announced at a later date by Irvin Parkview Funeral Home & Cremations..


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