Friday, October 9, 2015


  • General Activities | October 07, 2015

    MHK United soccer team wins challenge

    The 12-and-under MHK United boys’ soccer team won the Flint Hills Soccer Challenge last weekend in Manhattan with a 4-0 record. MHK United won 8-3 over St. Mary’s Arsenal, 6-3 over Salina Los Traviesos and 12-2 over Salina United during pool play.  In

  • Volleyball | October 07, 2015

    Kober named Defensive Player of the Week

    Following a career-high 37 digs at TCU on Saturday, Kansas State junior Kersten Kober earned her first-career Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. A native of Southlake, Texas, Kober is the first K-State libero to earn Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 06, 2015

    Riley girl, 6, killed in crash Monday

    A 6-year-old girl died Monday after a two-vehicle wreck on Tuttle Creek Boulevard in Manhattan. According to a press release from the Riley County Police Department, Joshua Mall, 39, Riley, was driving a 2001 Ford Ranger pickup north on Tuttle Creek Boulevard near Northfield Road at about 7:20

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 06, 2015

    County to test process to stabilize gravel roads

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners suffered a brief bout of “motion sickness” Monday. After navigating rough procedural waters, however — with several motions and amendments to motions on deck at the same time — the commission agreed to an “experimental” enhancement project on three-quarters of a mile of gravel

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | October 06, 2015

    Is Discovery Center space available to all?


    Q: Is the exhibition space at the Flint Hills Discovery Center available to all regional businesses as a sales gallery for their merchandise? Is that one of the center’s legitimate functions that we’re all subsidizing? A: Assuming the business is in the exhibit

  • Local |Education |Business | October 06, 2015

    Board to consider buying 2 buses at meeting

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider purchasing two new school buses — and selling six old ones — during its next meeting. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. According to agenda information, USD 383 transportation director Doug Messer will ask the

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 06, 2015

    County denies, tables subdivision entrance requests

    Two requests for two entrances to residences in two different subdivisions received two different responses from the Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday. The commission denied a request by Doug Kern for a second entrance to a residence in Oak Pointe Estates Subdivision, but tabled for a

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 06, 2015

    Pott County hires Peter Clark as new public works director

    Pottawatomie County has a new public works director. Peter Clark, P.E., will take over the position Oct. 12, replacing Leu Lowrey, who retired last month. Since 2009, Clark has managed the traffic division of the Department of Public Works for the city of Manhattan. In that

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 06, 2015

    Ex-soldier convicted on 10 counts in child sex case

    A former Fort Riley soldier on Monday was convicted of 10 counts related to sex with a child in Geary County District Court. After a bench trial, Judge Benjamin Sexton found James Henning, 41, Junction City, guilty of two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child,

  • Manhattan High School | October 06, 2015

    Indians win home tourney


    Playing with home-course advantage Monday afternoon, the Manhattan High girls’ golf team won the Manhattan Invitational at the Manhattan Country Club. Despite cool conditions and the occasional sprinkle of rain, the Indians won the tournament, carding a 386 to finish ahead of second-place Washburn Rural, who

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