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  • Teens’ trip to the moon reveals some of NASA’s deepest secrets

    “172 Hours on the Moon” earned a spot on the list of 2013 Teen’s Top Ten books to read. It is easy to see why. It is a suspenseful space thriller — a crossover between young adult and general science fiction that .

  • Gardeners — and trees — will appreciate pruning tools Greggeyestone1

    The other day I saw a commercial for kitchen knives. One was sharp enough to cut a tree branch and still carve up a slab of beef. I don’t think the wife would appreciate me pruning around the yard .

  • Two retire from RCPD

    Dispatch Shift Supervisor Wayne Colson has announced his retirement from the Riley County Police Department. Wayne Colson began his career with the department in May of 1983 as a records clerk. Wayne began his career as a dispatcher in February 1984. He .

  • City planner retires after 29 years

    The City of Manhattan’s Community Development Department announces the retirement of Steve Zilkie, senior planner, after 29 years of serving the community. Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of South Florida and a master’.

  • New primary care office to open in Manhattan

    Bradley K. Harrison, M.D., and Kyle E. Platz, D.O., are now taking new patients for the grand opening of Manhattan Primary Care. Set to open Dec. 2. Manhattan Primary Care will provide comprehensive health care to individuals and families .

  • Onaga golf course super elected to board

    The Kansas Golf Course Superintendents Association elected New Officers and a new member to its Board of Directors. Frank Kohman, Golf Course Superintendent at Cool Springs GC in Onaga, was elected to the board of directors of the Kansas Golf .

  • Pathfinder donates hats to homeless

    The Pathfinder celebrated Small Business Saturday last weekend by donating a box of winter hats to the Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Inc. In addition, Small Business Saturday kicked off The Pathfinder’s Small Soap Drive, in which they are collecting small, .

  • Fort Riley honors Bubble Wash

    On Nov. 18 Bubble Wash a local car wash owned by Joe McGraw and Managed by Mark Reidy received an award from Ft. Riley and the organization of Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) for recent sponsorships that help improve the .

  • McCullough promotes employee

    McCullough Development Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Alfred Jackson to Manhattan property supervisor, effective Jan. 1.  Jackson began his employment with MDI in 2002 as a Property Manager and throughout the last 11 years has been involved in many .

  • Big Christmas tradition in a small town

    The Christmas parade is about to start. The flag is in front, trucks and horses are lined up behind, and Santa Claus is in the back. Many communities have Christmas parades, but is there any town of fewer than 100 people .

  • Readiness of military at great risk

    Drawing down the military after a military conflict is always difficult. In the aftermath of World War II, the United States did a miserable job, leaving the military high and dry, as we discovered when the Korean War began. We .

  • CHARLES HOSTETLER

    Charles Helstrom Hostetler, “Charlie,” community business, political and civic leader, died Dec. 8 in Manhattan at the age of 75 after a courageous battle with cancer. A fourth generation Kansan, Charlie was born in Manhattan on April 25, 1938 to Alvin and Ruth (Helstrom) .






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