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  • General Activities | June 11, 2013

    Moxie plays in home tourney

    The Manhattan Optimist 18-and-under Moxie softball team played in the “Take a Bite Outta the Lil Apple” tournament in Manhattan and Wamego this past weekend. The Moxie used a big first inning to defeat the Indy Storm, 10-0 in first game of pool play. 

  • General Activities | June 11, 2013

    Aftershock competes at home tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist 14-and-under Aftershock played in the rain-shortened “Take a Bite Outta the Lil Apple” tournament in Manhattan and Wamego this weekend. They opened with a victory over the Topeka Bobcats, 10-0. Jayden Weers got the win with Ashley Faiola was behind the plate.

  • General Activities | June 11, 2013

    Double Play stays busy

    At this point in the season, the Manhattan Optimist 10-and-under Double Play has competed in three tournaments.  The April tournament was in Council Grove and the team placed third. Jessa Kulp was named the tournament MVP by the coaching staff.  The second tournament

  • Movies | June 11, 2013

    The most horror-ible thing was the girl with the cellphone


    The new horror film “The Purge” is a modest success, more like “Sinister” than like “Fright Night,” but without either one’s supernatural element. What is causing the problem for the middle class family of four in the new film is a nationwide social experiment.

  • Track & Field | June 11, 2013

    Five Wildcats named track All-Americans

    Following last week’s NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Oregon, the USTFCCCA has announced its 2013 All-America Teams and five Kansas State Wildcats have been recognized for their successful seasons. Senior high jumper Erik Kynard, junior pole vaulter Kyle Wait and junior long jumper

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | June 10, 2013

    Advance turnout at 180 in USD 378 vote

    About 180 persons had voted in advance as of Monday morning in the USD 378 bond election. County clerk Rich Vargo reported the turnout Monday, noting as well that polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in four locations Tuesday: Keats, Riley Centre, Leonardville

  • Neighbors | June 10, 2013

    Community service: Corrections officer feels he’s giving back

    Neigh 6-10.phatch

    The patrol officers get the glory of the chase, but the lesser-seen corrections officers keep order in the jail while the justice system runs its course. For eight hours a day, Jess Wickizer keeps watch over about 80 inmates housed at the Riley County Jail. For

  • General Activities | June 10, 2013

    Ben Lowman wins KGA Championship

    Manhattan’s Ben Lowman used a final round 4-under-par 68 to come from behind and win the 19th KGA Public Links Championship on Sunday at Auburn Hills Golf Course in Wichita. Lowman, who recently finished up his senior year on the Creighton University golf team, finished

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 10, 2013

    Stem cell advances may help injured horses recover faster, live longer

    Now, there is potential for a revitalized life of once elite performance horse stricken by injury and other disabling conditions. Adult stem cells, which have the ability to differentiate into almost any type of cell, have offered development of medical treatments for a wide range

  • Obituaries | June 10, 2013

    Illene Bender

    Illene Almina Bender, 89, died Wednesday in Avon, Ind.

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