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  • Local |Business | June 01, 2014

    As students clear out for summer, townies celebrate Nothing


    It’s not entirely accurate to say nothing happened in Aggieville on Saturday, but that’s what was celebrated as part of the first-ever Nothing Festival. Promoted as the “The Townie Holiday,” people who visited Aggieville found it quite easy to partake in the activities —

  • Local |Business | June 01, 2014

    Proposed zip-line park moves forward

    Manhattan may have a zip-line park in its future. Steve Springer of Manhattan is set to purchase a small strip of county-owned land beside 70 acres he already owns. The small strip, southwest of town near the U.S. Highway 177 entrance, is less than half an

  • Local |Business | June 01, 2014

    Taco John’s to open

    A new Mexican fast-food restaurant will make its debut next week. Taco John’s, 214 Leavenworth St., opens at 10 a.m. Monday. Kimberly Jager, the restaurant’s owner, said in a press release customers should arrive early. The first 100 customers who visit Taco John’s will

  • Manhattan High School | June 01, 2014

    MHS boys finish 2nd; girls 7th at state track

    Mhs mulgares 3200.phatch

    WICHITA — In a team race that came down to the final few events, the Manhattan High boys’ track team came up just short behind favorite Olathe East, taking second place as a team, while bringing home nine gold medals and winning three events. While the

  • Manhattan High School | June 01, 2014

    MHS baseball takes third


    LAWRENCE — After falling 3-1 to Maize in Friday’s Class 6A state baseball semifinal, the Manhattan High baseball team had about an hour to regroup and prepare for a consolation game against Wichita Northwest at Hoglund Ballpark. While it wasn’t the trophy they wanted

  • Arts, Leisure |Gardening | June 01, 2014

    Garden tour to highlight efforts of homeowners


    When Karen and Rod Franz moved into their home almost 40 years ago, the yard had only a few bushes to decorate it. Since then, their yard has evolved into a lush eden with brightly colored flowers, vegetables and other elements including fountains. Franz will have

  • Off The Beat | June 01, 2014

    Real-life Iron Man


    Let me tell you about one of my many heroes. No, I’m not going to name an X-Man or Star Wars character this time (that’s the next column, most likely). Still though, this hero is amazingly similar to Marvel’s Tony Stark, a.

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 01, 2014

    Interim assistant dean for diversity selected

    Kimathi I.A. Choma will serve as the interim assistant dean for diversity, recruitment and retention for the College of Arts & Sciences at Kansas State University. “We are very excited to have someone like Kimathi joining our team in the college,” said Peter Dorhout,

  • Obituaries | June 01, 2014


    Jacob “Jake” A. (Wilcox) White, 23, of Marysville, formerly of Blue Rapids, died May 23, 2014, in a one vehicle accident. Jacob is the son of Angie White of Waterville and Bill Wilcox of Blue Rapids. He graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2009. While in high school,

  • Obituaries | June 01, 2014


    Wanda Mae (Thorn dyke) Johnson, 78, died in the Good Shepherd Hospice House on May 28, 2014, in the presence of her husband and children. She was born in Pontiac, Ill., on Feb. 26, 1936, the daughter of John Joseph and Hilda Florence (Freiden) Thorndyke. Wanda grew up on the

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