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  • 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 .

  • Airport director busy completing projects

    New Manhattan Regional Airport director Jesse Romo couldn’t have come at a busier time. In various stages of development are projects that expand the passenger terminal, create a new fixed-based operator building, relocate the military entrance road and improve .

  • Legislative outcome is an embarrassment

    To the Editor: I learned at an early age that there is no greater motivator than lack of time to finish any task that can’t be put off. You might think — wrongly, of course — that the Kansas Legislature would .

  • Kansans know little of the people they elect

    Kansans know little of the people they elect To the Editor: This is in reference to your editorial Sunday, June 14. Quote: “No question the governor and his allies took care of their priorities. Unfortunately, rank-and-file Kansans who form the backbone .

  • Vet explains how to reduce risk of pets getting West Nile virus

    Mosquito season is arriving early, thanks to recent weather patterns, which means it’s time to start prevention measures a little sooner — not only for humans, but also for susceptible pets. “Our weather patterns have been quite abrupt and with .


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