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  • Area teens learn parallel parking, responsibility in drivers ed Drivered-7.phatch

    Manhattan teenagers are preparing for a new step toward independence as they wrap up what they’ve learned in drivers education, taking their big tests this week. Some of the 120 summer drivers ed students describe themselves as confident drivers, having .

  • Spaghetti dinner, MAC camp, and more local events

    SUNDAY Manhattan Public Library Summer Reading Program: Fizz Boom Read, through July 31. People of all ages from babies to teens to grandparents can participate. It’s free to sign up, and all you have to do is keep track of .

  • RCPD and MFD face off in barbecue contest at Relay for Life Relayforlife-6.phatch

    The smell of good barbecue is hard to resist. Some barbecue is better than others. The Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County Police Department held their fourth-annual barbecue competition during the Relay for Life event Saturday at City Park. Famous .

  • Where you can take firearms following new open carry law

    Despite the state’s new law reducing local government’s ability to regulate unconcealed carry, there are now fewer places you can openly carry firearms in Manhattan. The new law, which started July 1, prohibits local government from banning open carry .

  • Morgan looks to unseat Kobach for secretary of state 071314 scott morgan.phatch

    Scott Morgan wants the office of secretary of state to return to a “tradition of quiet competence,” almost a “non-partisan” role. He says that’s a far cry from what it has become under current Kansas Secretary of State Kris .

  • Volunteers count butterflies for national study Butterflycount-2.phatch

    A team of volunteers began counting butterflies around Manhattan on Thursday morning for the 40th annual count by the North American Butterfly Association. “The purpose is to monitor butterfly populations in North America,” said John Row, a plant materials specialist .

  • Reunions are fun… and funny Dendurent1

    Our family has just returned from Iowa and Wisconsin, where we attended a couple of family reunions. I don’t know what your family does at reunions, but one of the things we do is tell funny stories, most of .

  • Junction City man stable after being shot

    A Junction City man is in in stable condition after suffering multiple gunshot wounds in a shooting early Saturday morning. An unknown black male shot the victim, 25-year-old Isaac Johnson, as he was walking in the area of 51 Manor Circle .

  • LAVONNE PRICE-GREENE

    LaVonne Larson Price Greene, 101, of Manhattan, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on April 22, 1913, in Dows, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur and Florence Larson. .

  • CLARENCE E. ZARGER

    Clarence E. “Junior” Zarger, Jr., 71, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at his home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on May 25, 1943, to Clarence E. Zarger and Loretta B. (Cox) .

  • ALICE MAE KROHN

    Alice Mae Krohn, 88, of Blaine, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at Stormont-Vail Heath Care in Topeka. Alice married Laurence Emil Krohn on Jan. 19, 1944. He died on March 26, 1995. Alice was a true farm wife and a CNA at the Westy Community Care Home. .

  • JAY T. SHAW

    Jay T. Shaw, 75, of Manhattan died Friday morning, July 11, 2014, at his residence in Manhattan following an extended illness. He was born on Oct. 25, 1938, in Canonsburg, Penn., and had been a Manhattan resident since 1971. Additional obituary information and service times will .





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