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  • MHS swim and dive wins home meet

    The Manhattan girls swim and dive team didn’t have much time between its meet on Wednesday and Monday’s meet against Emporia and Hays. Turns out, the Indians didn’t need it. Manhattan won the meet, finishing with 296 points, 147 .

  • MHS softball sweeps Highland Park

    The Manhattan softball team can breathe a sigh of relief. The Indians beat Highland Park 11-0 in Game 1 and 18-1 in Game 2 to end a six-game losing skid. Both games were called early because of the run rule. Anna Batt .

  • K-State student travels world to help others Neighbors9

    Maria Vannicola’s passion for helping others and gaining perspective has taken her all over the world. Vannicola, a K-State senior studying marketing, recently traveled to Costa Rica with 16 other college students to build a skate park in a poor .

  • County prepares for court security

    Riley County residents will see signs pop up around the courthouse as the county prepares to start using a metal detector at the east entrance on May 4. Leon Hobson, public works department director, told county commissioners Monday his office is .

  • City to mull higher fees for tall weeds

    Property owners may be looking at steeper fees if they don’t keep their grass mowed. City commissioners this week will consider a measure amending and streamlining property maintenance ordinances. That includes a change to fees for violators. The fee .

  • Wefald paddles competition in namesake hall Wefaldpong

    A man with a familiar name won a ping pong tournament at K-State’s Wefald Hall. Jon Wefald, former K-State president, won the tournament April 7 in the residence hall named after him. He was able to beat about 25 of the .

  • City considers roundabout at Claflin and Westport

    The city may put a roundabout at the intersection of Claflin Road and Westport Drive if it decides to accept a $2 million grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation. Commissioners on Tuesday will vote on whether to accept the money, .

  • Joseph Sotkovski Jr.

    Joseph “Joe” Sotkovski Jr., age 78, of Manhattan KS, died on April 14, 2017. Further information will be published at a later date. Services have been entrusted to Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan KS 66502. (785)537-2110..

  • EDITORIAL | Discovery Center one of city’s gems

    Back when the Flint Hills Discovery Center was an “issue” instead of a functioning museum and learning center, critics — there were plenty of them — likened it to a boondoggle and said it would never pay its own way. Well, in .

  • It didn’t happen quite as Herspring remembers

    To the Editor: I had to laugh at Dale Herspring’s selective memory (April 16) about President Barack Obama’s inaction regarding Syria enabling Trump to act presidential. He castigated Obama for avoiding using our military (that’s a bad thing?), .

  • Man gets 6 years in aggravated robbery case

    Joshua Tyvon Foster pleaded guilty Monday morning to a September aggravated robbery in which he hit a 46-year-old Topeka man with a blunt object, then forced him to withdraw funds from an ATM at a convenience store in Manhattan. Foster .

  • Quartet’s performance makes for nearly perfect evening

    Sometimes a performance is simply so nearly perfect that a fair-minded reviewer can only react by trying to come up with words of praise sufficiently varied to not grow tedious. Such was Lawrence’s Lied Center April 11 recital by the .


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