Thursday, November 26, 2015


  • Local | May 22, 2014

    Musicians get encore in local big band

    Thundering cats.phatch

    Oh, sure…local lovers of big band music know all about the Thundering Cats now. They thrill and dance to the ageless sounds of Glenn Miller, and the jazz beats of Count Basie and Duke Ellington — then tell their friends that Manhattan is so lucky

  • Local |Education | May 22, 2014

    Board raises levy cap

    USD 383 school board members voted 5-2 Wednesday to increase the district’s authority to raise money locally for its capital outlay budget from a 6-mill levy to 8 mills. The move only sets the limit for how much revenue USD 383 can generate for capital outlay expenses,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 22, 2014

    Monroe pleads no contest to shooting

    WESTMORELAND — A Wamego man charged in connection to the December 2013 shooting incident at Quality Inn and Suites in Manhattan pleaded no contest to three charges Thursday morning as part of a plea agreement. In Pottawatomie County District Court, Dustin Monroe, 33, entered pleas to two counts

  • Arts, Leisure | May 22, 2014

    Film conceived by Manhattan native gets rave reviews at Cannes festival

    CANNES, France — “Foxcatcher,” Bennett Miller’s tale of wrestling and murder, premiered Monday night at the Cannes Film Festival to the kind of rapturous response that rarely strikes at this gathering of the discerning and the jaded. Manhattan native Mike Coleman, an executive producer for “

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 22, 2014

    County to apply for USDA grant to fix sewer system

    Riley County commissioners approved the submission of a USDA Rural Development Grant application to help repair the ailing sewer system in University Park Thursday morning. The grant, if received, would pay for 45 percent of the cost of the system, which is leaking sewage - potentially

  • Manhattan High School | May 22, 2014

    Top 4 girls lead MHS swimmers to state

    After leading the way for the Manhattan High girls’ swimming and diving team last week at the Centennial League meet in Topeka, the Indians’ top four swimmers will try and keep things going this weekend at the Class 6A state tournament at the Capitol Federal

  • Letters | May 22, 2014

    Folks at Paul’s Pharmacy are informative, helpful

    To the Editor: I would like to give special thanks to Paul Hagen of Paul’s Pharmacy at 461 E. Poyntz Ave. Unlike grocery or discount store pharmacies I have encountered, Paul’s is informative, personable, friendly, one-on-one and very prompt. When Kmart closed, I checked

  • Letters | May 22, 2014

    Manhattan should be proud of youth, MHS baseball

    To the Editor: I’m inspired to write to you by a letter to the editor I just read in my (now) local paper, The Norfolk Daily News. There is apparently quite a division in this town regarding youth baseball, and a direct result (in

  • Arts, Leisure | May 22, 2014

    Historic Summit, ZOOfari tails and ‘Moulin Rouge’ ballet


    Residents have an opportunity to take part in a historic Historic Summit on Thursday evening. Sponsored by the Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance, the Riley County Historical Society and Museum, and the Historic Resources Board, the Historic Summit asks the community to participate in a

  • Tennis | May 22, 2014

    Niedermayerova advances at NCAA tourney

    ATHENS, Ga. — Making her school record fourth straight appearance at the NCAA Singles Championships on Wednesday, Kansas State’s Petra Niedermayerova battled to a three-set win over 45th-ranked Lacey Smyth of Arizona, 7-5, 2-6, 7-5, in the first round of action at the Dan Magill

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