• Students flex their ‘MacGyver’ skills Macgyver.phatch

    Eighth grade students at Susan B. Anthony Middle School learned how to use their resources to fix things on Friday, just like the ultimate problem solver, MacGyver. The eighth-graders were not making explosives with duct tape as MacGyver, the 1980s .

  • What is the mall charging to sit on Santa’s lap? Santa.phatch

    Is it true that the mall is charging $25 for visits with Santa? Is that a change from previous years? A fee for sitting on Santa’s lap? What’s next, tipping the elves? A surcharge for chimney delivery? Guess Santa .

  • Local boy takes top spot at chess tournament

    A 13-year-old Manhattanite was the best eighth-grader at a national chess tournament in Orlando, Fla., last weekend. Jack Easton won the number one spot at the eighth grade U.S. Chess Federation Tournament and moved up to an expert level .

  • Counties to explore Barnes Road link

    The Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization will begin looking into a Riley County-Pottawatomie County connection from Barnes Road. This came up during discussion on Thursday at the joint meeting between the City of Manhattan, and Riley and Pottawatomie counties. The .

  • There’s no peace for Greenpeace

    For many Americans, the image of Greenpeace involves the environmental organization’s daring sea skirmishes with Japanese or Russian whaling ships. There’s something admirable, if reckless, about such endeavors. That isn’t the case with Greenpeace’s latest episode, .

  • Commission approves renewal of Aggieville police station lease

    Riley County commissioners approved on Thursday the renewal of the Riley County Police Department’s Aggieville substation lease. The 1-year extension with LAR Management, LLC, will keep the rent at $825 a month for the 612 square-foot space at 1113 Moro St. The .

  • Budget needs dynamic leaders

    With the election over, the focus in Kansas politics returns to the budget. Are we in a huge budget hole created by the tax cuts championed by Gov. Sam Brownback? Or will econ-omic growth save the day? The state’s .


    Donna B. Beauchamp, 86, of Manhattan, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502..


    Linda Rae (Brooks) Milliken, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The family provided the following information. Linda was born June 25, 1945, in Manhattan, to Bernice K. (Linn)  and Gerald A Brooks. Linda graduated from Manhattan High School in 1963.  .


    Charles Litz, 78, of Topeka, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at Midland Hospice House. Dr. Litz was born Jan. 28, 1936. He is survived by his wife, Madelyn “Sally” Litz, and a sister, Patty Cox. He also leaves behind a son, an aunt, four brothers-in-law, .

  • MHS’ Stockton chooses Allen County

    As soon as Manhattan High senior Kelli Stockton met the coaching staff at Allen County Community College, she knew that’s where she wanted to continue her soccer career. Stockton made the decision official in front of family and friends .

  • Woods doing it all for Wildcats Woods1.phatch

    Nothing has come easy for Ashia Woods. The Kansas State forward saw minimal time her first season with the Wildcats, missed out on half her sophomore season with an injury and fought to get healthy and back on the court .


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