Lifestyle

  • Local |Traffic | May 23, 2013

    Bluemont work to begin soon

    The city of Manhattan will be working on several projects this summer that may affect your commute around town. The project that will impact most people is the median project on Bluemont from N. Manhattan Avenue to 11th Street. This project is slated to begin

  • Arts, Leisure | May 23, 2013

    Memorial Day events and concerts

    Wonder1

    This Memorial Day weekend, area residents will have the opportunity to honor those who have served. On Monday, the Manhattan Municipal Band will kick off its season with Memorial Day concerts at 9:30 a.m. at Sunset Cemetery and 7:30 p.m. at City Park. The concerts

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 23, 2013

    Watershed proposal to get hearing

    The Riley County Commission agreed Thursday to schedule a public hearing on the Wildcat Creek watershed management plan. Their decision followed a public hearing at which commissioners questioned several aspects of the initial draft of the plan. Planning and special projects direction Monty Wedel focused

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 23, 2013

    City pools appear ready for on-time first dips Saturday

    Pool.phatch

    City employees have been working hard all week gearing up for the opening of pool season on Saturday, but not without a few hitches. “There is always trouble when the pools sit for nine months, said Kelly Cook, recreation supervisor. “Hopefully, they can fix all

  • Local | May 23, 2013

    American Red Cross blood donors to receive pork

    Blood donors participating in the Manhattan Community Blood Drive May 28-29 at the Porttorf Hall in CiCo Park, 1710 Avery Ave., will receive a special thanks from Kansas pork farmers. The Kansas Pork Association (KPA) is teaming up with the American Red Cross as part of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 23, 2013

    Owner of gun found by school is located

    Officials said they have located the owner of the gun found in late April near Manhattan High School. School resource officer Brian Swearingen emailed parents Wednesday to inform them that he is “confident” police have located the owner following an investigation, but he said the

  • Local |Education | May 23, 2013

    Students win math contest

    Amanda Arnold Elementary has some math whizzes among its students. Shawn Meng, a fourth grade student, placed first out of 2,177 U.S. students participating in his grade level in the Math Kangaroo competition. Math Kangaroo is an annual grades 1-12 international mathematics competition. Participants had 75

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 23, 2013

    K-State faculty receive recognition for dedication to students, research

    Kansas State University’s colleges are honoring faculty members for excellence in teaching, research, service and advising. The honorees and their awards include: • College of Agriculture: Jennifer Bormann, associate professor of animal sciences and industry, and Brian Briggeman, associate professor of agricultural economics, are the

  • Obituaries | May 23, 2013

    Rex Strifler

    Rex L. Strifler, 82, of Salina died Tuesday in Salina.

  • Editorials | May 23, 2013

    A ‘great victory’ for Wichita

    Wednesday was a banner day for Wichita and for all of Kansas, courtesy of news that the U.S. Air Force had chosen McConnell Air Force Base as its primary active duty base for a fleet of new KC-46A refueling tankers. This new generation


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