Tuesday, June 30, 2015


  • Manhattan High School | May 14, 2013

    Indians take second, sending golf team to state

    Despite an up-and-down season that rarely saw Mother Nature cooperate, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team is returning to state. Finishing in second place behind Washburn Rural at the Junction City regional, the Indians will take their entire squad to the Class 6A state golf

  • Manhattan High School | May 14, 2013

    Surging Indians host Topeka

    After playing in frigid temperatures, rain and high winds, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team is finally getting into a groove after a weather-plagued spring season. The Indians (11-4), winners of three straight, will enter the playoffs as the No. 3 seed in the Central region

  • Manhattan High School | May 14, 2013

    MHS softball looking for Rural rematch


    The Manhattan High softball team went 4-2 last week, winning its final four regular-season games, but dropping two to undefeated Washburn Rural last Wednesday. While both scores weren’t particularly close, the Indians managed to stay close and avoid being run-ruled in each of the

  • Area Schools | May 14, 2013

    Mustang softball advances into regional semis

    The Rock Creek softball team advanced to the semifinals of the Smoky Valley Class 4A regional on Monday night.  Rock Creek faced Chapman in the game, winning 13-6. The Mustangs struck first, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Megan Srna

  • Movies | May 14, 2013

    ‘Gatsby’ has lots to admire, something to wonder about


    The latest film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” does a decent job of recalling the story. So what’s with the “Catcher in the Rye” business at the beginning and the ending about Nick Carraway telling history to a psychiatrist?

  • Local |Education | May 14, 2013

    Easterday retires after 36 years with orchestra


    It was nearly a two-and-a-half-hour-long farewell to a popular music teacher in Manhattan High School’s Rezac Auditorium Monday night as music students, colleagues and community and family members wished Steve Easterday a happy retirement as part of the last MHS orchestra concert of the

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 14, 2013

    Some anxious for bridge verdict

    Pottawatomie County officials hope to know soon whether or not the Belvue Bridge is a candidate for a polymer overlay — at least in the eyes of the Kansas Department of Transportation. Concrete core testing of the deck of the bridge which spans the Kansas River

  • Local |Education | May 14, 2013

    $12.3 million bond issue vote looms for USD 378

    USD 378 is pushing for a $12.3 million bond that will allow the Riley County School District to remodel and add onto its schools, eliminating crowding and increasing security. According to Teresa Grant, the Riley County Elementary School principal, crowding started between 2007 and 2009 and has increased each

  • Local |Education | May 14, 2013

    Eisenhower students watch bullying film

    Eisenhower Middle School students went to the movies during the school day Tuesday, but they weren’t playing hooky. The students viewed the movie “Bully” at Carmike Seth Childs 12 theater as a part of a community-building exercise in anti-bullying. Bully, a 2011 movie, follows five kids

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 14, 2013

    Man sentenced for stalking

    A Wamego man was sentenced Monday to one year of probation with an underlying prison sentence of 12 months for stalking his ex-girlfriend. District Judge Meryl Wilson sentenced Joshua Weeks, 22, to a 12-month prison sentence for one count of felony stalking and another 12-month jail sentence

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