• ROBERT HOFFMAN

    Robert “Bob” Hoffman, 70, of Wamego, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House of Manhattan. Bob was born Oct. 17, 1943, in Sabetha, to Emerson and Irene (Carpenter) Hoffman. He grew up and attended grade school in Morrill, before attending Sabetha .

  • Currie releases budget details

    In his regular letter to fans, Kansas State athletic director John Currie released details on the 2015 athletic budget for K-State Athletics, touting a surplus in 2014 and an 8.5 percent increase to the overall budget in the coming fiscal year. The budget .

  • Monarchs 1-3 at Mo-Kan State tourney

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs 12U fastpitch softball team logged a 1-3 record at the Missouri-Kansas State Championship tournament over the weekend. The Monarchs opened with an 8-3 win over the Smithville (Mo.) Sting White. Tied in the last inning, the .

  • Optimist Aftershock compete in Topeka

    The Manhattan Optimist Aftershock played in the Shawnee Slugfest in Topeka over the weekend. This tournament included both 16- and 18-year-old teams. The first opponent for Aftershock was the 18-U Topeka Pride. Pride won the rain-interrupted game, 17-2. Grace Suther .

  • Fourth of July fireworks sales get underway after lots of prep Fireworks-1.phatch

    It takes a while for fireworks sellers to get ready. Nick Wiggins said workers spent 16 hours on Monday, from noon to 4 a.m., unloading boxes and setting up under his tent in the Westloop Shopping Center parking lot. He stayed .

  • County adds $49M in property valuation

    Pottawatomie County added nearly $49 million in appraised property valuation due to new construction over the past year. That’s the largest increase in six years, Appraiser Lois Schlegel told Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday. The appraised value of new construction is $48,682,980 .

  • Board to elect officers

    USD 383 Board of Education members will elect their newest officers Wednesday. The meeting will be the first of the district’s new fiscal year, which begins Tuesday. At the board’s last meeting, vice president Leah Fliter said she wanted .

  • Appeals court confirms sexual exploitation ruling

    The Kansas Court of Appeals last week affirmed a Riley County District Court opinion in a case involving a Manhattan man convicted in 2012 of sexual exploitation of a child. The district court sentenced Michael Combs to 32 months in prison with .

  • Disappointing, but not tragic

    It’s unfortunate that unless something dramatic happens, there will be no major Fourth of July fireworks show in Manhattan for the first time in years. It’s disappointing, but it’s not a tragedy. Folks who want to see .

  • Wildcat Creek conundrum

    For those of you who like word puzzles and problems, consider the following: We have a bathtub with a capacity of 150 gallons (yes, it’s a big tub; the old cast iron type with the “claw and ball” feet), and .

  • Enjoy holiday pancakes and help us help local youth

    To the Editor: The Solar Kiwanis Club of Manhattan has held a Fourth of July Pancake Feed in conjunction with Thunder Over Manhattan and its predecessors for the past 15 years. Unfortunately, there will be no thunder Over Manhattan fire-works show .

  • Genealogical updates help people in family searches

    To the Editor: The Riley County Genealogical Society has recently digitized its library card catalog. If you are interested in researching your family history, we have a wealth of resources for you. All our information is now searchable online on .





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