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  • Optimist Bullets runners-up in “Lil’ Apple”

    The Manhattan Optimist 14-and-under Bullets competed this weekend in the “Bite Out of the Lil’ Apple” softball tournament, finishing in second place. Key injuries continued to handcuff the team for the second weekend in a row. After going 1-1 in .

  • Optimist Sting earns first place

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting placed first in the “Bite Out of the Lil’ Apple” softball tournament’s 18-and-under B division this past weekend.  After rain postponed the tournament on Saturday, play resumed Sunday morning for a shortened one-day tournament .

  • Optimist Afterschock takes 3rd at home tourney

    The Manhattan Optimist Aftershock took third in the rain-shortened “Bite Out of the Lil’ Apple” softball tournament this past weekend. The Lawrence Stingrays won the first game, 9-3. Makayla Tegtmeier and Ashley Faiola handled the pitching duties with Olivia Lee .

  • Optimist Monarchs go 1-3 in Manhattan

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs 12-and-under fastpitch softball team earned a 1-3 record this weekend at the rain-shortened “Bite Out of the Lil’ Apple” softball tournament in Manhattan and Wamego. The Monarchs opened pool play with an 11-4 loss to the .

  • Romero transferring to Florida State

    Leticia Romero is headed to Florida State. The All-Big 12 point guard, who won her release from Kansas State last month after an ugly seven-week public fight with the school, will sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules and .

  • 17ers take 3rd at TOC to cap weekend Leonvert.phatch

    Down one run to St. Joseph Post 11 with two outs in the bottom of the fifth, Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers’ coach Steve Disbrow decided to roll the dice. It almost cost him his shortstop. On the first pitch .

  • New Cruise action movie fun G.w.clift1

    “Edge of Tomorrow,” the new Tom Cruise action movie, is a lot of fun to watch. Its no classic, and it doesn’t even pretend to be trail-blazing. But it moves with efficiency for which director Doug Liman (who directed .

  • Bluegrass group entertains MAC series crowd Christopher.conner1

    Appearing at the Manhattan Arts Center as a part of the BirdHouse Music series, bluegrass band The Special Consensus played Saturday. Composed of founding member Greg Cahill on banjo, Dan Eubanks on bass, Dustin Benson on guitar and Rick Faris .

  • Woman keeps busy as crafter, senior advocate 6-9neighborhorz.phatch

    Despite being retired, Mary Jo Harbour is constantly busy working as an advocate for other retirees at the Riley County Seniors Service Center. She’s the chair of the Riley County Council on Aging and the chair of the Spam .

  • K-State plans new multicultural center

    Kansas State University administrators are planning a new multicultural center for the school. “We have plans to design a multicultural center. I can confirm that,” said Ryan Swanson, K-State’s associate vice president for campus planning and facility management. “It’.

  • Yo-Yo Ma leads 2014-15 McCain schedule Yo-yoma.phatch

    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, singer LeAnn Rimes, comedian Larry the Cable Guy, blues icon Buddy Guy and radio personality Garrison Keillor are among the acts set to perform next year at McCain Auditorium. The 2014-15 lineup was announced Sunday. The schedule, .

  • Commissioners discuss faulty wind turbine

    The fate of one of Riley County’s wind turbines is up in the air. Public Works Director and County Engineer Leon Hobson told Riley County commissioners Monday morning one of its four turbines has had a tough time staying .


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