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    Thomas Ralph Lee, 80, Clay Center, died Friday, July 18, 2014, in Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Dec. 8, 1933, in Manhattan, the son of Claude and Mertis (Pulis) Lee. Tom was a graduate of Manhattan High .


    James Michael “Mike” Willard, 67, of Manhattan, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. Mike was born April 21, 1947, in Manhattan, the son of Charles and Betty Elder Willard. Mike entered the United States Navy and served his country for .

  • Kaw Valley Rodeo, ‘Little Mermaid’ and more

    SUNDAY Manhattan Public Library Summer Reading Program: Fizz Boom Read, through July 31. People of all ages from babies to teens to grandparents can participate. It’s free to sign up, and all you have to do is keep track of .

  • Local rapper uses music to connect to past, other people

    “When I’m alone in my room, sometimes I stare at the wall and reminisce on how I almost made it. I could have had it all…” one of rapper Scott Williams’ songs, “Famous,” starts. He says he has gone .

  • K-State scientists map wheat genome

    K-State researchers helped create a draft of the genetic blueprint of common wheat,which is grown on more than 531 million acres around the world and produces nearly 700 million tons of food each year. Their work could help scientists isolate genes .

  • Getting back in the swing of things: Group revives folk dancing tradition Contradancing-1.phatch

    Sometimes in the journalism business, you get to participate in the event you’re covering to bring a special perspective to the reader. Well, on Saturday evening, I did something quite daring. I danced in a well-lit room — in public. .

  • Vacancies for new hotels? Local developers say yes Bluemonthotel.phatch

    The local hotel market has become an overcrowded affair. According to Smith Travel Research, Manhattan’s hotel occupancy rate has declined from 67.9 percent with 886 available rooms in 2007 to 56.3 percent with 1,263 available rooms in 2013. The city’s occupancy rate in 2013 is .

  • Trial set for man accused of injuring 2 motorcyclists

    An Ogden man accused of multiple charges connected to an April accident that left two motorcycle riders seriously injured was bound over and scheduled for an arraignment Friday in Riley County District Court. Judge William Malcolm scheduled an arraignment hearing .

  • Gritton, Myers win junior golf tournament

    Local youth golfers from around the area competed in the Manhattan City Junior Championship Thursday and Friday, with Cole Gritton bringing home the overall boys’ championship and Macie Myers winning the overall girls’ title. The Junior Championship, the final event .

  • Lockett named to Walter Camp Award watch list Lockett, tyler - mug.phatch

    Wrapping up a two-week span of honors, Kansas State senior wide receiver Tyler Lockett was named to the watch list for the Walter Camp Award — the nation’s most outstanding player — the Walter Camp Foundation announced Friday. A native of .

  • Hill knew Sawyers was the right pick for Cats

    When Kansas State hitting coach Mike Clement made the decision to leave for Ole Miss last week, head coach Brad Hill said just one name came to mind. That name, was Andy Sawyers. Sawyers had been Hill’s hitting coach .

  • Children take to the water at sailing camp

    For the first time on Thursday, one group of local children sailed the high seas — or rather, the waters at Tuttle Creek Lake. The children, ages 8 to 12, attended a free sailing camp as a part of the Blue Valley Youth .


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