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  • As students clear out for summer, townies celebrate Nothing Nothingfest4.phatch

    It’s not entirely accurate to say nothing happened in Aggieville on Saturday, but that’s what was celebrated as part of the first-ever Nothing Festival. Promoted as the “The Townie Holiday,” people who visited Aggieville found it quite easy .

  • Proposed zip-line park moves forward

    Manhattan may have a zip-line park in its future. Steve Springer of Manhattan is set to purchase a small strip of county-owned land beside 70 acres he already owns. The small strip, southwest of town near the U.S. Highway 177 entrance, .

  • Taco John’s to open

    A new Mexican fast-food restaurant will make its debut next week. Taco John’s, 214 Leavenworth St., opens at 10 a.m. Monday. Kimberly Jager, the restaurant’s owner, said in a press release customers should arrive early. The first 100 customers who .

  • MHS boys finish 2nd; girls 7th at state track Mhs mulgares 3200.phatch

    WICHITA — In a team race that came down to the final few events, the Manhattan High boys’ track team came up just short behind favorite Olathe East, taking second place as a team, while bringing home nine gold medals and .

  • MHS baseball takes third Eppersonendofgame.phatch

    LAWRENCE — After falling 3-1 to Maize in Friday’s Class 6A state baseball semifinal, the Manhattan High baseball team had about an hour to regroup and prepare for a consolation game against Wichita Northwest at Hoglund Ballpark. While it wasn’.

  • Garden tour to highlight efforts of homeowners Gardens07.phatch

    When Karen and Rod Franz moved into their home almost 40 years ago, the yard had only a few bushes to decorate it. Since then, their yard has evolved into a lush eden with brightly colored flowers, vegetables and other elements .

  • Real-life Iron Man Bauman-cut

    Let me tell you about one of my many heroes. No, I’m not going to name an X-Man or Star Wars character this time (that’s the next column, most likely). Still though, this hero is amazingly similar to .

  • Interim assistant dean for diversity selected

    Kimathi I.A. Choma will serve as the interim assistant dean for diversity, recruitment and retention for the College of Arts & Sciences at Kansas State University. “We are very excited to have someone like Kimathi joining our team in .

  • JACOB WHITE

    Jacob “Jake” A. (Wilcox) White, 23, of Marysville, formerly of Blue Rapids, died May 23, 2014, in a one vehicle accident. Jacob is the son of Angie White of Waterville and Bill Wilcox of Blue Rapids. He graduated from Valley Heights High School .

  • WANDA JOHNSON

    Wanda Mae (Thorn dyke) Johnson, 78, died in the Good Shepherd Hospice House on May 28, 2014, in the presence of her husband and children. She was born in Pontiac, Ill., on Feb. 26, 1936, the daughter of John Joseph and Hilda Florence (Freiden) Thorndyke. .

  • LES WALLACE

    Les Wallace, 68, of Manhattan, died May 31, 2014, at The Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born August 15, 1945, in Winfield. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave..

  • Wellsville edges Rock Creek in 3A title game

    TOPEKA — To be certain, the Rock Creek baseball team donned their rally caps sometime in the top of the seventh inning during Friday night’s Class 3A state championship game with Wellsville at Falley Field. Appearing in their first state .





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