• Manhattan Optimist Sting takes second

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting traveled to Topeka for their first tournament and placed second in the Capitol City Showdown 18-and-under class A division. In the first game of pool play against the Topeka Thunder, Sydney Bannister led the team to .

  • Aftershock takes second in Topeka

    The Manhattan Optimist Aftershock 16-and-under softball team opened their season with a second-place finish at the Ken Berry complex in Topeka.  They beat the Topeka Scorpions in the first game, 13-6. Ashley Faiola was the winning pitcher and leading .

  • MHS lands two on all-league softball

    Manhattan High placed two players on the All Centennial League Softball team, as chosen by the league coaches. Lindsey Hageman, junior second baseman, was selected for the first team.  Hageman led the Indians in batting average, as she hit .408 .

  • Neighborhood demonstrates flood problems in Manhattan area Ocean view a1.phatch

    A certain phrase rolls nicely off the tongue, and thus it has become part of our language: “The 100-year flood.” As soon as those words are uttered, though, a public official or insurance specialist jumps in with a correction. “No, .

  • Hobson: 12 county bridges in disrepair

    Riley County commissioners asked Public Works Director and County Engineer Leon Hobson to review area bridges in need of repair as the board prepares to set the 2015 budget. Hobson on Monday listed 12 bridges in need of repair, and all but .

  • Coal train derails in Frankfort

    A train derailed Monday morning in Frankfort, closing two highways, K-9 and K-99, at the west and south crossings at the edges of town. The Union Pacific train derailed at around 9 a.m., according to a report from the Kansas .

  • RCPD officer finds peace in the saddle Jamiedicksonvert.phatch

    Jamie Dickson grew up with two constants in her life — law enforcement and horses. As a patrol officer on the Riley County Police Department’s swing shift and a barrel racer in her spare time, those constants haven’t changed .

  • Auditorium plans to be considered

    City commissioners will consider the future of the parks office and City (Peace Memorial) Auditorium during its meeting Tuesday. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. City administration will present a $1.8 million project moving the Department of Parks .

  • United Way changes name

    The local United Way is changing its name to reflect a more regional focus.It’s now known as Konza United Way. The change from United Way of Riley County is the organization’s second name change in its 70-year .

  • Steve Disbrow to coach senior 17ers

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers will have a new look when they take the field for the first game of the season Tuesday night. For the first time in seven years, the 17ers will have a new head .

  • K-State physicists working on new light sources

    A Kansas State University physicist’s proposal may lead to a new way of creating tabletop light sources in the laboratory. Cheng Jin, research associate in physics, Chii-Dong Lin, university distinguished professor of physics, and collaborators are developing a way .

  • Local fire crews maintain hydrants

    Manhattan Fire Department crews started their annual fire hydrant maintenance program on Monday. As part of the program, crews will be flowing and painting fire hydrants throughout the city until late fall. The hydrants are flowed every year to make .


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