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  • Obituaries | June 03, 2014


    Rhoda Culbertson, 63, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on June 12, 1950. Complete service times and obituary information are pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

  • Letters | June 03, 2014

    Loss of grants means higher fees for Boys and Girls Club

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Boys & Girls Club, I want to share some changes that are occurring beginning this fall which will affect our families. Recently, the Board of Directors approved an increased program fee effective in August to address a cut

  • General Activities | June 03, 2014

    Moxie opens with sweep of Clay Center

    The Manhattan Optimist Moxie 18-and-under softball team opened this weekend with a pair of wins against Clay Center.  In the first game, the Moxie had 14 hits, including three doubles. Multiple hit games came from Blair Campbell with two singles, Brynn Hammett with a single

  • General Activities | June 03, 2014

    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 a 3-0 win by striking

  • General Activities | June 03, 2014

    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 hitters for the game were

  • Manhattan High School | June 03, 2014

    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 for the league season. 

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 02, 2014

    Neighborhood demonstrates flood problems in Manhattan area

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    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, that designation doesn’t really

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 02, 2014

    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 two — the Green Randolph bridge

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | June 02, 2014

    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 Department of Transportation. A total

  • June 02, 2014

    RCPD officer finds peace in the saddle


    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 for the 33-year-old. While her 2

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