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  • Manhattan’s history: memories and thoughts

    It is always good to come home to Manhattan, where 80 years ago next August I came into this world at Parkview Hospital. The building, built in 1907, still stands across the street from the northeast corner of City Park, but as .

  • Sacrifices on D-Day unforgettable

    Every year, fewer members of the 1st Infantry Division and other U.S. and allied units who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, are alive to commemorate the occasion. Today, of course, marks the 70th anniversary of that historic .

  • Roy appreciated fellow Kansans

    About six weeks ago my father’s last column was published. In it, he shared that he would be on hiatus while undergoing medical treatment. He was hoping to have been discharged from local cardiac rehab and was planning to .

  • Recognizing poison ivy more complicated than ‘leaves of three’

    You may have heard the phrase “leaves of three, let it be” when it comes to detecting poison ivy. Kansas State University horticulturists say it is a bit more complicated than that. “The leaves of poison ivy can have a .

  • Eisenhower Center to feature D-Day events

    The Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene is honoring the 70th anniversary of D-Day with World War II exhibits and commemorations this weekend. Today marks the anniversary of the Allied Forces’ invasion of then German-occupied Normandy, France in 1944. The invasion, dubbed “.


    Warren George Rickson died Monday, June 2, 2014, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. The family provided the following information. Warren was born on July 6, 1924, to George and Ellen (Blomquist) Rickson in his parents’ farm house near the Rose Hill School, located .

  • Time running out to fund ball drop

    The traditional Little Apple New Year’s Eve celebration might have a new look starting this year. This is because of a potential move from Aggieville to downtown. Varney’s has been the main sponsor since the event started New .

  • 3 people rescued from burning house

    Two people were rescued from a second-floor window and another from the roof of a house at 615 Leavenworth Wednesday night after a fire broke out on the first floor. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to a report of the .

  • Residents to celebrate Manhattan’s founding with gatherings Saturday

    At least 25 neighborhoods around town are gathering this weekend to celebrate Manhattan Day, in the 14th annual version of the event that celebrates Manhattan’s founding. There are lots of cookouts, potlucks and picnics. There are ice-cream socials. Several neighborhoods .

  • MHS student calls for end to mock crashes, calling them ‘insensitive’

    A Manhattan High School student expressed concerns at the USD 383 school board meeting Wednesday about a mock car crash the school held in March meant to demonstrate the dangers of drunken driving and texting while driving. Junior Haley Heaton said .

  • Cuts to state grants threaten local after-school programs

    School board members on Wednesday learned of state cuts to 21st Century Community Learning Center grants for after-school programs at Bergman, Northview and Ogden elementaries for the 2014-15 school year. The grants for the programs at Bergman and Ogden would .

  • Commission meets with legislators

    Riley County commissioners, staff and state legislators shared breakfast Thursday morning in the commission chambers to discuss a wide range of matters concerning their constituents. The breakfast was organized by county counselor Clancy Holeman and hosted Sen. Tom Hawk along .


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