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  • Downtown event showcases burgeoning food scene Taste2.phatch

    The Taste of Downtown had locals sampling all kinds of new dishes at Manhattan eateries Tuesday night. The inaugural event, a fundraiser for the Little Apple Optimist Club, was co-sponsored by Downtown Manhattan Inc., and both organizations set out to .

  • City to begin parks consultant search

    City commissioners on Tuesday unanimously agreed to begin the hiring process for a consultant to develop a guiding plan for the Parks and Recreation Department. Parks Director Eddie Eastes said this plan wouldn’t be a full comprehensive plan for .

  • Dedication to mark Long’s Park renovation

    A dedication ceremony for the restored Long’s Park will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded improvements to the park, which reopened for .

  • Ogden Elementary goes under lockout as police investigate sexual assault

    Ogden Elementary School was in a lockout for about an hour Tuesday afternoon as Riley County police investigated a sexual assault reported in the town. Officer Matthew Droge said the incident didn’t take place at the school, but police .

  • ‘True conservative’ to challenge Huelskamp for Republican nomination in 1st District Allen.phatch

    Alan LaPolice and Tim Huelskamp were both raised in Catholic families on farms near small Kansas towns. The similarities of their lives’ paths didn’t last past high school. LaPolice, 42, of Clyde, joined the Army immediately following his graduation. Huelskamp, 45, .

  • Carlin to run for re-election

    State Rep. Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan, announced Tuesday she filed for re-election in the 66th District. Carlin was first elected in 2002. She is the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Committee and a member of House Appropriations, .

  • MHS into regional final with 9-0 win Mhs17-goal.phatch

    Mike Sanchez couldn’t figure out exactly why his team got off to a slow start. But once they got going, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team looked unstoppable in a 9-0 win over Wichita East in a regional opener .

  • Indians on their way back to state Pilingon.phatch

    The first time Kellen Myers came to the plate with the potential to win Tuesday’s regional final against Lawrence with one swing, he struck out looking and his frustration was obvious. Two innings later, when the chance came around .

  • MHS softball season ends with regionals loss

    The Manhattan High softball team ended its season in the first round of Class 6A regionals, losing on the road against second-seeded Olathe Northwest, 11-1, on Tuesday afternoon. Manhattan (6-15), which earned the No. 7 seed at regionals, got off to .

  • A status quo worth keeping

    The Riley County Police Department has acted prudently in deciding against changing the way it handles alcohol violation citations at taverns. The writing of individual citations will continue to be up to investigating officers, and whether violations will be forwarded .

  • Signs of the times?

    We suppose the move toward electronic signs in Manhattan is inevitable. After all, businesses and organizations erect signs to convey messages, and digital electronic signs might convey those messages in more modern fashion than traditional signs do. We get that, .

  • Plenty of our neighbors deserve thanks, recognition

    To the Editor: This letter is to honor two totally unrelated but positive examples of community benefit in Manhattan. One is Charlie Sprott and the counseling staff and teachers at Manhattan High School’s east campus. We appreciate their support. .





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