• Famous cowboy monkey coming to Kaw Valley Rodeo

    The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association is proud to announce three-time Pro Rodeo Entertainer of the Year, Whiplash The Cowboy Monkey, as its specialty act for this year’s Kaw Valley Rodeo — July 23-25 — at Wells Arena in CiCo Park in .

  • Anthony MS to hold football team camp

    Anthony Middle School will hold its annual football team camp for incoming seventh and eighth graders July 22-24. Each day’s session will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 10 a.m. The camp will be held at the practice .

  • Optimist Sting takes 2nd at Freedom Festival

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting brought home second place at the Freedom Festival 18-and-under fastpitch tournament this past weekend in Kansas City. The Sting (27-9) remained undefeated through its two pool games and three double elimination bracket games until losing the .

  • Moxie takes third in Iowa tourney

    The Manhattan Optimist Moxie competed in the 11th Annual Shriner’s Tournament this past weekend in Quad Cities, Iowa —  going 5-1 and finishing tied for third place. The tournament started on Friday night with the Moxie beating Quad City .

  • Parks and Rec to host girls’ basketball camp

    Manhattan Parks and Recreation will be holding its Little Apple Girls’ Basketball Camp next week, July 13-17 in the North Gym at MHS-West. There will be a section each day for incoming third through sixth graders from 10 a.m. to .

  • KSU Foundation announces 3 tenants at new office complex

    The Kansas State University Office Park under construction at the north end of campus has obtained three tenants before its opening. Garmin International Inc., U.S. Engineering and Veterinary and Biomedical Research Center will be lead tenants in the first .

  • Board favors adopting parks plan

    The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board recommended approval of the recently completed Strategic Facilities Improvement Plan during its Monday meeting. The recommendation now moves forward for consideration by the Manhattan City Commission at its Aug. 18 meeting. The plan provides recommendations .

  • Harvest could undo bridge work

    Pottawatomie County commissioners are hopeful that recent gains on the Belvue Bridge aren’t lost during this fall’s harvest. Jim Jenkins, assistant public works director, said Monday a patching project on the bridge east of Belvue has been completed, .

  • Rescuers help 6 kayakers on river to safety

    The Manhattan Fire Department water rescue team assisted the Fort Riley Fire Department and Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism officials during a water rescue Monday afternoon. MFD chief Scott French said three children and three adults were kayaking on the .

  • Cosmetology instructor ‘ecstatic’ after winning car Belluscar.mercury

    Evelyn Conway had no idea when she was called into work Monday afternoon that when she arrived, she would be given a brand-new car. Conway has worked as an instructor at Bellus Academy cosmetology school in Manhattan since it opened .

  • Ex-soldier sentenced to 10 years for sexual abuse

    A former Fort Riley soldier was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for sexually abusing a girl as young as 4 years old. James W. Duke, 52, was sentenced in federal court in Topeka after he pleaded guilty to one count .

  • Man gets probation in November robbery

    A Manhattan man who was shot in the face during an attempted robbery in November was sentenced Monday to four years probation. Christopher Hudgins, 19, had previously pleaded no contest to charges of burglary and attempted robbery as part of a .


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