• Exchange year filled with growth, love, acceptance

    To the Editor: When you are about to start your exchange year, they warn you: It is harder to come back. But you don’t get it. But as I’m sitting-in my room next to a half-packed suitcase, I .

  • FRANCIS LEVENSON

    Francis Flo (Fulbright) Levenson, 94, died in her sleep on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Sloan House at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Nov. 22, 1920, in Dinuba, California. She was the .

  • Ballard, McAtee play in KBCA all-star game

    Recent Manhattan High graduates Caroline Ballard and Pierson McAtee each participated in Kansas Basketball Coaches Association all-star games Saturday in Salina. Ballard scored six points on 3-of-8 shooting in a losing effort by the Blue team, while Wamego product and .

  • Sweet Heat travels to Salina

    The Sweet Heat 12-and-under team traveled to Salina this past weekend.  The Sweet Heat started with pool play on Saturday, with an 8-5 win against the Great Bend Quicksilver.  Next up for the Sweet Heat was a 9-2 .

  • Diamonds play in Tie-Dye tournament

    The Manhattan Diamonds 10-and-under team finished out its first season by competing in the Tie-Dye Tournament in Rose Hill this past weekend.  The Diamonds won their first game against the Green Magic, 9-7, with pitcher Ava Widman finishing with .

  • Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, June 29, 2015 9:00 DIV III – NO APPEARANCES 10:00 Hamel, Grant Arr./Plea (15 CR 84 Poss. of Alpr. w/i, Poss. of MJ etc.) JWG I 10:30 - _ JJC 10:30 Bradford, Raymond Appear (15 CR 326 VOP) BKD I 10:30 Hancock, William SENTENCING (14 CR 437 Distribute Meth) KSL I 10:30 Harris, .

  • Vaudeville, fire and light camp, 4th of July and more Plan.your.week1  medium1

    TODAY Riley County Genealogical Society Lecture: “Czech Immigration to Cuba Kansas” by Glen F. Lojka, 2 p.m. Lojka, a third generation Czech, was born on a farm near Cuba, Kansas. He attended a one room country school, attended college, earned .

  • Shelton, Evans take the Stampede stage in third night of music festival Blakeshelton.mercury

    The third day of Country Stampede culminated in much-anticipated headline performances by Sara Evans and NBC’s “The Voice” host Blake Shelton. Sen. Jerry Moran came onstage with two Vietnam veterans prior to Shelton’s performance to commemorate the 50th .

  • Perfect attendance: Man has been to every Stampede

    Now in its 20th year, Country Stampede has become an annual tradition for many of the fans who thronged to Tuttle Creek State Park this weekend to attend the four-day country music festival. “It’s something we look forward to .

  • Area LGBT community celebrates court’s gay marriage ruling

    Friday’s landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states was a long-awaited cause for celebration for members of the Manhattan-area LGBT community. They took the opportunity to reflect upon the progress they had witnessed in recent years .

  • Wheat harvest under way

    Wheat crops in the Flint Hills have survived their recent drownings by Mother Nature. Harvest is roughly halfway over, and producers are dealing with the recent wet months while pushing out the state’s signature crop. “Overall, it looks like .

  • An easterner’s view of Stampede

    I am an East Coast guy. I have lived in Frederick, Md., a city about 45 miles from Washington, D.C., for the last 19 years. I have never had a prolong stay at any other place until this summer. I am .





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