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  • Scientists breeding ticks to slow spread of diseases

    To most people, ticks are loathsome, disease-riddled little bloodsuckers. Best avoided. To Roman Ganta, they’re a scientific subject worthy of a life’s work. He’s setting up a breeding facility in Manhattan,  just for ticks. Soon he’.

  • HENRIETTA L. GEISLER

    Henrietta L. Geisler, 95, of Alma, died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at the Alma Manor. The family provided some of the following information. She was born August 5, 1919, in rural Wabaunsee County, the daughter of John Henry and Lena Laging Willig. She married Arthur .

  • MCC one step closer to building first gymnasium

    After nearly 70 years of athletics, Manhattan Christian College is closer to having its own gymnasium. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously passed on Tuesday the first reading of an amendment to the college’s development plan that adds a multi-purpose gymnasium. .

  • Streb to play in first U.S. Open Strebcolor.mercury

    It’s been a strong 2014-15 season for former Kansas State golfer Robert Streb. Streb won his first PGA event in October, qualified for the Masters in April, and this week he will play in the U.S. Open for .

  • Dillon leading Junior Amateur

    Manhattan High recent graduate Cole Dillon is tied for first place after one round at the 56th annual Boys Junior Amateur Championship at the Wellington Golf Club in Wellington. Dillon shot a 1-under 69 on Tuesday and shares the lead with .

  • Harper competes for Team Kansas at Cadet Duals

    Manhattan High sophomore-to-be Jalin Harper wrestled at the 138 weight class at last week’s USA Wrestling Greco-Roman and Freestyle Cadet Duals in Pennsylvania. Harper went 1-3 in his matches, winning by fall over Delaware’s Scott Russell, then losing by .

  • Double Play wins tourney

    The Manhattan Optimist Double Play U12 fastpitch softball team saw action May 30-31 at the School’s Out Celebration tournament at High Park in Derby.  In pool play, the team was 3-1 and received the top seed entering bracket .

  • Monarchs 3rd at ‘C’ State

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs earned a tie for third place in the rain-shortened “C” State Championship tournament in Topeka. The Monarchs opened the double-elimination tournament by defeating the Flint Hills Wind, 4-3. Laney Scott, Caitlin Donahue, Abigail Chainey, Morgan Wesley .

  • State law reduces tax value of watercraft, vehicles

    The appraised value of personal property in Pottawatomie County dropped by about $3.4 million in 2015, partly because of changes in state appraisal laws. Appraiser Lois Schlegel reviewed the figures Monday with Pottawatomie County commissioners after certifying the final appraisal figures to .

  • AQAP now has a new leader

    While U.S. troops were busy training Iraqi security forces to battle the Islamic State and Kansas lawmakers were wrapping up their record-long legislative session, a U.S. drone strike in Yemen killed one of this country’s most dangerous .

  • GPT’s ‘Damn Yankees’ worth a trip to Abilene G.w.clift1

    “Damn Yankees” is playing through Sunday at Great Plains Theater in Abilene. Which means there are several good reasons for heading for 1300 N. Cedar, Abilene High School. The company’s downtown theater burned down just short of a year ago. .

  • Law board tables new fitness test

    After more than a year of discussion, a new physical fitness test for Riley County police officers is on the horizon. The Riley County Law Board stopped short of approving the new test after a lengthy presentation during Monday’s .





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