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  • General Activities | June 11, 2013

    Lasers go 2-1

    The Manhattan Optimist 18-and-under Lasers softball team earned a 2-1 record in pool play at the “Take a Bite Outta the Lil Apple” Tournament in Wamego this weekend. Manhattan tied for second in pool play, but Sunday’s single-elimination bracket play was cancelled because of

  • General Activities | June 11, 2013

    Midwest Yankees win

    The 13-and-under Midwest Yankees won the NBC Hays tournament this past weekend. On Saturday, the Yankees defeated the Salina Orioles 14-3 then the Rice County Rattlers 5-4. On Sunday, the Yankees played the R.C. Rattlers and won 16-2 to get to the championship game.

  • General Activities | June 11, 2013

    Titans take second

    The 11-and-under Manhattan Titans got second place in the NBC Hays tournament this past weekend. The Titans went 5-1 overall and lost 3-2 in the championship game to the Topeka Renegades. Manhattan defeated the Cimarron River Rattlers 10-5, Hays Grizzlies 17-0, Norton Blue Jays 10-1

  • General Activities | June 11, 2013

    Moxie plays in home tourney

    The Manhattan Optimist 18-and-under Moxie softball team played in the “Take a Bite Outta the Lil Apple” tournament in Manhattan and Wamego this past weekend. The Moxie used a big first inning to defeat the Indy Storm, 10-0 in first game of pool play. 

  • General Activities | June 11, 2013

    Aftershock competes at home tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist 14-and-under Aftershock played in the rain-shortened “Take a Bite Outta the Lil Apple” tournament in Manhattan and Wamego this weekend. They opened with a victory over the Topeka Bobcats, 10-0. Jayden Weers got the win with Ashley Faiola was behind the plate.

  • General Activities | June 11, 2013

    Double Play stays busy

    At this point in the season, the Manhattan Optimist 10-and-under Double Play has competed in three tournaments.  The April tournament was in Council Grove and the team placed third. Jessa Kulp was named the tournament MVP by the coaching staff.  The second tournament

  • Movies | June 11, 2013

    The most horror-ible thing was the girl with the cellphone


    The new horror film “The Purge” is a modest success, more like “Sinister” than like “Fright Night,” but without either one’s supernatural element. What is causing the problem for the middle class family of four in the new film is a nationwide social experiment.

  • Track & Field | June 11, 2013

    Five Wildcats named track All-Americans

    Following last week’s NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Oregon, the USTFCCCA has announced its 2013 All-America Teams and five Kansas State Wildcats have been recognized for their successful seasons. Senior high jumper Erik Kynard, junior pole vaulter Kyle Wait and junior long jumper

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | June 10, 2013

    Advance turnout at 180 in USD 378 vote

    About 180 persons had voted in advance as of Monday morning in the USD 378 bond election. County clerk Rich Vargo reported the turnout Monday, noting as well that polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in four locations Tuesday: Keats, Riley Centre, Leonardville

  • Neighbors | June 10, 2013

    Community service: Corrections officer feels he’s giving back

    Neigh 6-10.phatch

    The patrol officers get the glory of the chase, but the lesser-seen corrections officers keep order in the jail while the justice system runs its course. For eight hours a day, Jess Wickizer keeps watch over about 80 inmates housed at the Riley County Jail. For

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