• Wine in the Wild, garden tours and more

    The parties in Manhattan are heading outdoors this weekend. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is the theme for the 11th annual Garden Gala, benefiting the K-State Gardens. Featuring cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, .

  • 17ers sweep in season opener

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko 17ers opened their season with a pair of wins over the Kansas Senators Tuesday evening on the road, winning Game 1, 5-2, and taking the nightcap, 7-5, in 10 innings. The team has a new look, as .

  • USD 383 granted more tax power

    Sixty-four percent of voters gave their approval for USD 383 to raise its local option budget authority up to 3 percentage points. Voters cast 8,731 mail-in ballots in the election that ended at noon Tuesday. The turnout of nearly 36 percent was well above .

  • Manhattan delegate wins state office in mock government Boystate1.phatch

    A Manhattan High School student was elected as the commissioner of insurance of the American Legion Boys State of Kansas on Tuesday. Joshua Schwartz, who will be a senior, beat Luke Lozenski of Leavenworth in Tuesday’s election. Held annually .

  • Commissioners move to hike parking fines

    It will cost drivers a bit more if they park illegally in the near future. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved the first reading of a reorganization and consolidation of parking ordinances. The change in parking fines for limited-time parking, .

  • City awards contract for airport facility

    Design work will begin for a new facility to serve people on private planes at Manhattan Regional Airport. The Manhattan City Commission authorized on Tuesday a $70,000 agreement with Schultz Construction to start the first phase of the new fixed base .

  • County shifting to postcards for vehicle renewal notices

    Beginning in August, drivers will no longer receive motor vehicle renewal notice forms. Instead, the state will send out postcards that will instruct motorists to go online and print out their forms. Riley County Treasurer Shilo Heger originally had considered .

  • Well played, Rock Creek

    Congratulations to the Rock Creek High School baseball team for doing what no other team from the school, which opened in 1991, has done: winning a state championship. Any state championship is special, but perhaps it means a little more after .

  • Thanks for supporting Poppy Day for our veterans

    To the Editor: The American Legion would like to thank all those involved in our May 2 Poppy Day. We could not have provided the Veterans Administration hospital in Topeka with the Manhattan community’s generous donation without each and every .

  • K-State vet medicine graduate wins scholarship from Bayer

    A new doctor of veterinary medicine graduate from Wichita is Kansas State University’s recipient of a Bayer Excellence in Communication Award from Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health. Anna Champagne, who received her degree in May from the College of .

  • ROBERT J. VERSCHELDEN

    Robert J. Verschelden, 82, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the Meadowlark Hills-Stolzer House in Manhattan. Mr. Verschelden was born Aug. 3, 1932, in Topeka, and was raised in St. Marys.  He was a longtime Manhattan resident. Additional obituary information and service .

  • RONALD A. SOWELL

    Ronald A. Sowell, 77, died Monday, June 1, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born June 16, 1937, in Manhattan, the son of Alto “Bus” and Maybelle (Padgett) Sowell. Ronald graduated from Manhattan High School, where he was named to .





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