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  • San Francisco’s sights to see before catching Wildcats

    The Cats are leaping to the West Coast this week, drawing fans to one of the country’s top tourist destinations. The Kansas State University football team is heading to California for its first game of the season against the .

  • ‘Hair,’ Brew at the Zoo, move-in day and more

    SUNDAY Crafty Seniors Craft Show, all day. Manhattan Town Center.   Riley County Genealogical Society Lecture: “How to Use Root Magic,” by Dick Aikens, 2 p.m.   RootsMagic is the award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history .

  • Official: Visitors causing damage to Konza’s trails Konza1.mercury

    The Konza Prairie, just outside of Manhattan, is part of a large swath of tallgrass prairie that runs through parts of Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas. Trails are open to the public, but recently Konza officials warned that they might close .

  • Questions to ask yourself when considering pet adoption

    When I fall in love, I fall hard. It was midway through my sophomore year of college. Despite sharing my tiny apartment with three other roommates, things were a bit lonely with classes, jobs and sorority functions keeping everyone busy. .

  • Get out of town with three itineraries for easy day trips from Manhattan Hays house.mercury

    Go west and explore the cultural treasures of Abilene and Salina along I-70 1.If you like Ike, visit the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in his hometown of Abilene. With more than 25,000 square feet of exhibit space and five major .

  • MMA, training program kept K-State student in Kansas

    Fort Riley may have brought Willie Thomas to Manhattan, but mixed martial arts made him want to stay. “I love being in Manhattan; I never thought I would say that,” said Thomas, a former Fort Riley soldier. “When I found .

  • ‘Hoo Haw,’ An Evening in Paris, Country for a Cure and more

    The Columbian Theatre will be filled with excellent live music but mediocre comedy delivered by exceptional actors and actresses as the annual performance of “Hoo Haw” opens this weekend. This year features a cast of familiar faces with new skits, .

  • Rhythm and Brews festival draws hundreds to City Park

    Being a home brewer is like being a mad scientist, and Shawn Howard embraces the role. That’s what led him to enter seven of his recent creations in the third annual Hail the Ale Homebrew Competition, which took place .

  • ‘Hair: the Musical,’ Rhythm and Brews and more

    Let your hair down this weekend. Check out the inaugural First Friday at Eleven Fifteen Venue and Urban Garden in Aggieville. The event features artists and musicians within the region, including Kim Haya, Colleen Bilzing, Nick Burrowess and more. There’.

  • Notable deaths in the arts

    JACK DAVIIS Jack Davis, a prolific Mad magazine illustrator, cartoonist and movie poster artist, died July 27 in St. Simons, Georgia. He was 91. As a struggling young artist in New York, Davis was “about ready to give up, go home to .

  • ‘Aladdin Jr.,’ Rhythm and Brews and more Plan.your.week1  medium1

    SUNDAY Games and activities for families, 6-8 p.m. Dance on the pool deck from 8-9:30 p.m. City Park. Summer Theatre Academy presents “Aladdin Jr.,” 2 p.m. Aladdin will magically escape the Disney Vault as the adventurous animation sweeps .

  • Camps, movie night and more Plan.your.week1  medium1

    SUNDAY Riley County Genealogical Society Lecture: “Aggieville through the Years” by Dan Walter, 2 p.m. Walter is the historian for the Aggieville Business Association and found of Aggieville Archives. Manhattan Public Library Auditorium. MONDAY Adventure Camps: Dino Diets, 7:30 a.m..


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