• Optimist Hurricanes tryouts

    The Manhattan Optimist Hurricanes 10-and-under fastpitch softball team is having tryouts on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at Optimist Park in Manhattan. The tryouts will be from 6- 8:00 p.m.  Young players need to be 10 years of age or younger on Jan. 1, 2016. .

  • Broadcast times announced for football special/Snyder shows

    Kansas State football fans can get a glimpse of the 2015 Wildcats beginning Saturday with the K-State Football Preseason Special, as times for the show, in addition to the regular season Bill Snyder TV and Radio Shows, were announced this week. .

  • K-State/Ole Miss hoops to air on ESPNU at 1 p.m.

    The K-State men’s basketball home game with Ole Miss — as part of the third annual Big 12/SEC Challenge — will be broadcast nationally on ESPNU at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 from Bramlage Coliseum. For the first time, all 10 games .

  • County approves cash for flood grant

    Riley County commissioners voted Thursday to provide county funds to strengthen the Wildcat Creek Resiliency Fund grant application. The county will contribute $4,000 to a $10,000 tab for assistance from a lobbying firm. The Flint Hills Regional Council will provide another $1,000, and .

  • Some Riley residents wary of $40M Wildcat Creek grant

    RILEY — The campaign for a $40 million federal grant to mitigate flooding along Wildcat Creek hit a few bumps Wednesday night. The Kansas Department of Agriculture is applying for the grant on behalf of Riley County and Manhattan. On Wednesday representatives .

  • No arrests in robbery of Sunflower Bank

    Riley County police are still searching for a man who robbed Sunflower Bank Wednesday morning. The robbery reportedly took place at 10:20 a.m. at the bank, 2710 Anderson Ave. RCPD spokesman Matthew Droge said on Thursday that he knows of no .

  • MHS under brief lockout Thursday

    Manhattan High West Campus went under a brief lockout Thursday morning after what officials described as a “student issue.” USD 383’s director of communications and safety, Michele Jones, said students and staff members were told to remain in their classrooms .

  • Manhattan sales taxes on upswing after lull

    Manhattan’s monthly sales tax revenue is on the upswing again after a two-month lull. The city received $904,472 in sales tax revenue, according to the August sales tax report, which reflects the previous month’s sales. This is an increase .

  • Will anything change this time?

    Individuals who should not be allowed to carry guns have wrought horror large and small in this country in recent years. They’ve slaughtered school children in their classrooms, mowed down moviegoers in darkened theaters, shot up work places and, .

  • Jazz series opens with Topeka band

    TOPEKA — The longest continuously running jazz concert series in the nation — the Topeka Jazz Concert Series — will present the first concert of its 47th season on Sunday. The Topeka Jazz Workshop Band, under the direction of Ryan Simpson, will perform .


    Melvin Everett Summers, 49, of Chicago died Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Chicago, after battling cancer. The family provided some of the following information. A Manhattan resident from 1993 to 2010, Melvin was born May 10, 1966, in Chicago, Illinois. He joined the U.S. Army in 1992 .


    Robert Alvin “Bob” Wilcox, 96, of Manhattan, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born Oct. 3, 1918, in Nunda, South Dakota. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home..


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