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  • Monarchs play in Topeka tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs 12-and-Uunder softball team competed in the Cap City Showdown in Topeka over the weekend, compiling a 1-4 record. The Monarchs opened pool play with an 11-4 loss to the Topeka Electric Storm. Clara Carter led the .

  • 4-H members get ‘mini-college’ experience at Discovery Days Rugs2.phatch

    Teenagers from across Kansas are occupying Kansas State University for the annual 4-H Discovery Days this week. Discovery Days organizer Sarah Keatley said there are 640 participants this year, including 76 adult supervisors.  The 4-Hers arrived Tuesday and had a full .

  • Stage gets informal approval

    After a year of debate, advocates received word Tuesday the stage at City Auditorium, also known as Peace Memorial Auditorium, will stay. City commissioners didn’t vote on the issue, but the majority gave verbal support to fixing the heating, .

  • Landoll marks 50 years

    It’s the golden anniversary for a Marysville company with global reach. Landoll Corporation, a manufacturing company headquartered in Marysville, is celebrating 50 years in business. It is involved in the farm, trailer, material handling and military original equipment manufacturing industries. .

  • Commission OKs city/university fund projects

    Commissioners unanimously approved the 2015 City/University Fund projects Tuesday. The fund — which gets revenue from sales tax and franchise fees generated on campus — was established in an agreement between the city and Kansas State when the city annexed the university .

  • Fla. murder has local ties

    Authorities in Port St. Joe, Fla., last month arrested a man for suspicion of murdering his mother, a former Kansas State University professor. Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison on May 23 announced Jarrod Slick, 23, was arrested in connection to the death .

  • Re-election should not be this easy

    We’re glad Manhattan is represented in the Kansas House of Representatives by responsible individuals, but we still don’t like the idea that they can skate to re-election. That is the case. That’s because neither 66th District Rep. .

  • Planned Parenthood has served Kansans superbly

    To the Editor: The Brownback ideology has taken down one more service to low-income families of Kansas: Planned Parenthood. The organization is having to close the Hays health center in order to save clinics in Wichita because federal family planning .

  • ‘A Million ...’ entertaining, but heed this warning

    Seth MacFarland is a writer, director, and voice-over specialist known to us mostly as the man behind the movie “Ted” and the TV show “Family Guy.” He and his writing collaborators seem to have done some reading about the American .

  • Riley County Treasurer announces retirement Eileenking.phatch

    Riley County Treasurer Eileen King announced Monday that she will retire from office effective Aug. 1. King, who has been in the position for 29 years, had considered not running when she was up for election in 2012, but because of the office’.

  • Wamego’s Lanie Page picks Huskers

    It was probably only a matter of time, but Wamego’s Lanie Page has decided to attend the University of Nebraska. The senior-to-be will join her older sister, Kaylee, who will be a freshman on the Cornhuskers’ women’s basketball .

  • 17ers lose summer opener, 11-1 Manko4.phatch

    The final score of Tuesday’s season opener wasn’t all that mattered to Steve Disbrow. The Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers’ coach is new to the program and unfamiliar with many of his players. And ahead of this .


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