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  • Optimist Sting to hold tryouts

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting 18-and-under fastpitch softball team will be holding tryouts Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Optimist Park in Manhattan. The Sting went 31-11 this past season and are looking for 4-5 players to help .

  • K-State to re-launch Varsity K Club

    As part of its commitment to a world-class student-athlete experience, K-State Athletics has announced details for the re-launch of the Varsity K Club for all former Wildcat student-athletes. The Varsity K Club, which can be dated back to the early 1940.

  • Open horseshow set for this Saturday

    The Blackjack Saddle Club will host an open horse show on Saturday, Aug. 15, beginning at 9 a.m. at CiCo Park in Manhattan. There will be competition in pleasure and speed events divided into age groups with prizes for top entries, .

  • Ray’s in Manhattan to close; Plaza West owner selling shopping center

    Ray’s Apple Market in Manhattan is closing, and the shopping center where the store resides will be under new ownership. Store officials said they made the decision last week after failing to come to a new lease agreement with .

  • USD 383 teachers report for duty at orientation

    Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 teachers kicked off their school year Wednesday with the first day of orientation. “It’s a wonderful tradition and it’s a way of kind of anchoring everybody, creating a focus for the year,” Bergman Elementary School Principal .

  • Temporary employee arrested in connection with bomb threat

    Police released the name of a man who allegedly phoned in a bomb threat to a Manhattan manufacturing company Tuesday morning. Jarrid Jones, 21, Junction City, was arrested by Riley County Police Department officers at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday for aggravated criminal .

  • Instead of talk, how about money?

    Gov. Sam Brownback’s education advice gets cheaper by the word. It lost a little more value Tuesday when he was offering the state’s school districts some tips on how to improve the education they deliver to their students. .

  • Thanks for helping to make youth triathlon a big success

    To the Editor: The third annual Hy-Vee Just Tri It Youth Triathlon was held last weekend in City Park, and it was a resounding success. This not-for-profit swim-bike-run event is aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and friendly competition among our .

  • ‘Ricki and the Flash’: Good film but wrong era G.w.clift1

    Director Jonathan Demme, who gave us “Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” is a well-known Rock music fan. He has made a couple of movies about Neil Young, so when he recruited a band of veterans to back Meryl Streep .

  • ELAINE K. LAUGHLIN

    Elaine Knecht Laughlin, 88, formerly of Wamego and Manhattan, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at Aberdeen Village in Olathe. The family provided some of the following information. Elaine was born July 22, 1927, to Alvin and Ella (Scholer) Knecht in Wamego. She graduated from Wamego .

  • GRACE C. SIEBOLD

    Grace Carolyn Siebold, 95, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Linn. The family provided some of the following information. Grace was born Oct. 13, 1919, to Joe and Esther (Carlson) Matson in Clay County. Grace married Marvin Siebold on Sept. 28, 1941, and he preceded her in .

  • ELTON E. DARRAH

    Elton E. “Eddie” Darrah, Jr., 78, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, after a valiant battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. Eddie was born May 18, 1937, in Lafayette County, Missouri, to Violet (Tankersly) and Elton E. Darrah, Sr. He was .





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