Wednesday, November 25, 2015


  • Gardening | June 29, 2014

    Prep garden for bug battle


    The date of July 4 is a great reminder of our country’s birthrights. We have the right to bear arms and defend our property. This includes protecting our landscape from insects that want to injure our plants’ way of life. Now is the time to

  • June 29, 2014

    Center makes restroom an artistic attraction

    Have you ever visited a community that is flushed with pride — and I mean that literally. Today we’ll learn about a rural community which is a center of grassroots art. The community’s latest project involves, well, a toilet. As we learned last week,

  • Local |Business | June 29, 2014

    Meadowlark hires development director

    The Meadowlark Hills Foundation has named Becky Fitzgerald the new development director. Fitzgerald will be responsible for creating, fostering and maintaining relationships with donors, residents and staff. She will work to cultivate gifts and to provide the opportunity for individuals to give their time, talents

  • Local |Business | June 29, 2014

    Blanton Realty gets new Realtor

    Ryan Cole has joined Blanton Realty as a licensed Realtor. Ryan grew up in the Manhattan/Wamego area and graduated from Wamego High School. He attended both Kansas University and Kansas State University and received his degree in Education and Sport Management. Ryan has been

  • Letters | June 29, 2014

    Officials should work toward solution for Wildcat Creek

    To the editor: Your recent editorial on Wildcat Creek pointed out a matter of importance to all of us in and near Manhattan — namely, the management of this wonderful natural resource (Wildcat Creek) or, more to the point, our failure as a community to properly

  • Local |Business | June 29, 2014

    Mother, son open antique shop

    A mother-son team has opened Manhattan’s newest mid-century, vintage and antique shop in the old Ramblers building, 8711 E. US Highway 24. Melodie Pooler and her son, Kelly Tessendorf, are proprietors of Blue Moon, sharing the building with Never Better Bakery. The shop features antique furniture,

  • Local |Business | June 29, 2014

    Local remodeling company earns national honor

    Fox Home Innovations, LLC of Manhattan was recently inducted into Remodeling Magazine’s Big 50 class of 2014. Fox Home Innovations was one of 50 companies in the United States to be awarded based on their ability to set the standard for professionalism, and displaying exemplary business practices

  • June 27, 2014

    Day 1 of country music festival kicks off with singers Easton Corbin, Thomas Rhett


    Cowboy boots? Check. Bikinis? Check. Denim of the cut-off variety? Check and double-check. A packed campground, huge concert crowd, and lots of excitement? Check all of the above. The 2014 Kicker Country Stampede kicked off its four-day weekend Thursday night in Tuttle Creek State Park with

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 27, 2014

    Bicyclist dies in crash

    A Manhattan man died Thursday evening after being hit by a truck three miles south of the city on Kansas Highway 177. Mark M. Jilka, 49, was riding a bicycle in the southbound shoulder of K-177 at around 7:10 p.m. when a 2007 Dodge pickup driven by Derik

  • General Activities | June 27, 2014

    Cameron: U.S. survives ‘Group of Death’

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Forget about “The Group of Death.” As someone wrote on Twitter, this tense and terrifying soccer experience should have been called “The Group of Deep Breaths.” And in fact, for soccer fans in America — who turned out to be millions and millions and millions — there

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