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  • General Activities | July 09, 2013

    Optimist Lady Indians win USSSA state title

    The Manhattan Optimist Lady Indians softball team won a second state championship in as many weeks, pounding the KC Panthers 10-0 in the championship game of the USSSA 14-and-under class B tournament at Mid-America Sports Complex this past weekend. Just eight days earlier, the Lady

  • General Activities | July 09, 2013

    Optimist Lasers take fifth at state

    The Manhattan Optimist Lasers 18-and-under softball team compiled a 4-2 record this past weekend at the USSSA state championships in Kansas City to take fifth place out of 18 teams. On Friday evening, the Lasers fell 4-2 in the opening round of the double-elimination tournament against

  • General Activities | July 09, 2013

    Optimist Moxie competes at state

    This past weekend Moxie went 2-2 in the USSSA state tournament. The Moxie notched an opening-round 5-4 win against the Wichita Lady Reds. Moxie had nine hits in the game — Alexis Wilson, Mariah Kinderknecht and Brynn Hammett each had two hits. Miranda Hemmert had a

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 08, 2013

    Pottawatomie County anticipating completion of Justice Center

    With construction nearing completion, Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday began planning public tours of the new justice center at Westmoreland prior to its official opening. The final contract day for work on the $14 million facility is August 8, and commissioners hope to open the 63,000-square-foot facility to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 08, 2013

    Scahill, Griese sentenced for fatal apartment fire

    The duo convicted of setting fire to an apartment complex that killed a K-State research were sentenced to prison in federal court Monday afternoon. District Judge Julie Robinson sentenced Patrick Scahill, 21, to 30 years in prison and five years of supervised release. And sentenced Virgina Griese, 20,

  • Local | July 08, 2013

    Pair charged in deadly apartment fire appear for sentencing

    TOPEKA — The duo charged in connection with fatal February apartment fire that resulted in the death of a K-State researcher appeared in federal court Monday for sentencing. Patrick Scahill, 20, and Virginia Griese, 19, appeared in front of District Judge Julie Robinson for the charge of arson

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 08, 2013

    Commission narrows county buildings seeking concealed carry exemption

    The Riley County Commission has decided to reduce the number of buildings it will exempt from the state’s new concealed gun law from 44 to 10. Monday’s decision followed discussions between county counselor Clancy Holeman and department heads concerning which buildings were most in need

  • Neighbors | July 08, 2013

    Their life together started on a high, stayed there

    Imag0029.phatch

    It was on top of a Ferris wheel almost 67 years ago in Manhattan that Harold “Sprug” Burgman proposed to Margery Burgman. The Ferris wheel had broken down while the pair were on it as one would expect in a romantic comedy. Sprug, as he is

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 08, 2013

    Victim’s family speaks in arson sentencing

    TOPEKA — The duo charged in connection with a fatal February apartment fire that resulted in the death of a K-State researcher appeared in federal court Monday for sentencing. Patrick Scahill, 20, and Virginia Griese, 19, appeared in front of District Judge Julie Robinson for the charge of

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 08, 2013

    City to take new look at budget

    City commissioners will take what may be their last shot at setting a 2014 budget during a work session Tuesday at City Hall. The 5 p.m. meeting is the fourth devoted to determining the city budget, and it is also the last on the schedule. As


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