• Local remodeling company earns national honor

    Fox Home Innovations, LLC of Manhattan was recently inducted into Remodeling Magazine’s Big 50 class of 2014. Fox Home Innovations was one of 50 companies in the United States to be awarded based on their ability to set the standard for professionalism, .

  • Day 1 of country music festival kicks off with singers Easton Corbin, Thomas Rhett Stampede-2.phatch

    Cowboy boots? Check. Bikinis? Check. Denim of the cut-off variety? Check and double-check. A packed campground, huge concert crowd, and lots of excitement? Check all of the above. The 2014 Kicker Country Stampede kicked off its four-day weekend Thursday night in .

  • Bicyclist dies in crash

    A Manhattan man died Thursday evening after being hit by a truck three miles south of the city on Kansas Highway 177. Mark M. Jilka, 49, was riding a bicycle in the southbound shoulder of K-177 at around 7:10 p.m. when a 2007 .

  • Cameron: U.S. survives ‘Group of Death’ Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Forget about “The Group of Death.” As someone wrote on Twitter, this tense and terrifying soccer experience should have been called “The Group of Deep Breaths.” And in fact, for soccer fans in America — who turned out to be millions .

  • 17ers split in Topeka

    Playing in the first day of the Washburn University Showcase, the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers split a pair of pool-play games Thursday afternoon in Topeka at Washburn’s Falley Field. Manhattan lost to the KC Blaze 7-3 in .

  • Welcome, Country Stampeders

    Welcome, country music fans. We’re glad you’re here. Seriously. You’re part of what makes Manhattan a great place. It’s time again for Country Stampede, which started Thursday night at Tuttle Creek State Park. The big headliners, .

  • Appeals court rules in favor of Wilson

    A state appeals court Friday handed Kite’s Bar and Grill a victory in a case about the way minor-in-possession cases are handled. The case stemmed from a Riley County Police Department citation issued Dec. 18, 2010, to a 19-year-old woman for .

  • City sales tax receipts up in June

    Manhattan is back on track with its sales tax revenue. After being behind $15,837 from the year-to-date budget in the May sales tax report, the June report shows the city is now $27,646 ahead of the budget. The June sales tax report .


    Travis Lee Lohmeyer, 40, of Alma died Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Travis was born Aug. 15, 1973, in Clay Center, the son of Randy and LaBerta Cairns Lohmeyer. He married Lisa Turk on Jan. 7, 1995, in Greenleaf. Travis worked for over ten years as a carrier .


    Lucille Achenbach, 93, of St. George died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. She was born on Nov. 1, 1919, in Beloit, the daughter of Jay and Ina (Leckard) Gould. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced .


    Elaine Elizabeth Blanton, 86, of Alma died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Stormont -Vail Heath Care in Topeka. Elaine was born Oct. 31, 1927, in Dwight, the daughter of Cephus Gail, Sr. and Lottie Mae Weston Blythe. She married Samuel “Leslie” Blanton, Jr. on July 14, 1946, .


    Mary Diane Tucker, 60, of Salina died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Rossville Healthcare Rehabilitation Center in Rossville. The family provided some of the following information. Mary was born Nov. 25, 1953, in Westmoreland, the daughter of Elmer and Phyllis (Jenkins) Brazzle. She grew .


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