• Students display their skills at talent show Talent1.phatch

    Bluemont Elementary School’s talent show on Wednesday morning showcased students’ diverse skills, from art to original song compositions. “One day today, half-day tomorrow and then summer,” said Kathy Stitt, Bluemont principal and talent show emcee. Students and teachers rejoiced. .

  • City adds 2nd home to local register

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday doubled the number of homes on the local historic places register. The commission approved a first reading of an ordinance to add the Jesse Ingraham House, 1724 Fairchild Ave., to the Manhattan Register of Historic .

  • Discovery Center’s newest exhibit to explore darker side of life Dark.phatch

    People who get antsy when they can’t touch items at a museum will probably enjoy the upcoming Flint Hills Discovery Center exhibit. “In the Dark,” a traveling exhibit organized by the Cincinnati Museum Center, explores how plants and animals .

  • Indians shut out Blue Jays Soccer4.phatch

    Facing a familiar foe in its regional opener Tuesday evening, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team had no trouble taking care of business to advance to the next round of the Class 6A playoffs. Despite a slow start, Manhattan defeated .

  • MHS baseball comes up short at regional

    For the first time since 2011, the Class 6A baseball tournament at KU’s Hoglund Ballpark won’t include the Manhattan Indians. The Tribe battled in Tuesday’s regional in Lawrence, getting a shutout against Olathe Northwest in the semifinals before .

  • McRell withdraws from shooting case

    A Manhattan man who was arrested for an Aggieville shooting earlier this month will hire a new attorney. Larry McRell, who represented Mark Self Jr., 31, in Riley County District Court on Tuesday, said he had to withdraw from the case .

  • Kids will find ways to have fun

    Thursday, the last day of school for thousands of Manhattan children, is a big day indeed. And with less than three months before most students return to the classroom, they’d better get busy. Many families will take family vacations, .

  • Wonder Workshop grateful for support of community

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum, the board of directors would like to express our deepest appreciation to our sponsors and individuals who, through their gracious financial support of the museum, helped make our .

  • NBAF reflects Kansans’ vision and commitment

    To the Editor: Kansans, we can add another star we have reached through the difficulties! In February 2007, I challenged the Kansas Legislature to lean forward and invest in our state’s research infrastructure to create a new economy for Kansans .


    Harold G. Johnson, 90, of Rapid City, South Dakota, and formerly of Wamego, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. The family provided some of the following information. Harold was born in Manhattan July 20, 1924, to LeRoy and Myrtle (Gittings) Johnson. .


    Verbie Lee Olin Robinson, 79, of Louisville, died Monday, May 18, 2015, at his home.  The family provided some of the following information. He was born March 3, 1936, in Ada, Oklahoma, the son of Elmer and Lucille Glover Robinson. He served in the .


    Ronald Dean Osthoff, 65, of Clay Center, died Saturday, May 16, 2015, at his residence. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Nov. 17, 1949 in Clay Center, the son of Arnold H. and Mary Gladys (Wiegers) Osthoff. He attended Morganville .


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