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  • Local |Manhattan High School | May 01, 2015

    MHS’ Epperson signs with Independence

    Through all his knee injuries and rehabilitation, Manhattan High baseball player AJ Epperson knew he wanted to keep playing as long as he possibly could. With his decision to play college baseball at Independence Community College next fall, he has the chance to play for

  • Local |Area Schools | May 01, 2015

    Rock Creek, Riley County split softball series

    Rock Creek and Riley County split a Mid-East League softball doubleheader on Tuesday, with the Mustangs winning the first game 11-1 before the Falcons won Game 2, 5-2. Rock Creek jumped out to an early lead in the opener, scoring 10 runs in the first three innings

  • Local |General Activities | May 01, 2015

    Optimist Rebels compete in Hutchinson

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14U fast pitch softball team finished with a 1-2 record last weekend at the rain-shortened Battle of the Complexes tournament in Hutchinson. The Rebels opened pool play on Saturday with a 3-2 loss to the Krushers from Kingman.  Kylea Ricketts

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 30, 2015

    $500K awarded for food research

    Kansas State University has awarded $500,000 to faculty members who are taking on some of the world’s food challenges created by a rapidly increasing population. “Given the importance of food production to the Kansas economy, the innovative technologies and knowledge generated from this initiative will

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 30, 2015

    Staff cites pay as reason to leave KSU

    A majority of Kansas State University faculty and staff members said they’re comfortable at the school but nearly half have considered leaving because of pay, according to a recent survey. Results from a universitywide climate survey released on Thursday show 84 percent of respondents are

  • Local |Business | April 30, 2015

    Wamego setting high goals for 2nd Kansas Sampler Festival


    Before last year’s Kansas Sampler Festival, Wamego was considered a bit of an underdog because it was the smallest town to host the event in its 25-year history. But after setting attendance records for the festival — nearly 12,000 people visited over the course of two

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 30, 2015

    Corrections department facing budget cuts

    Anticipated state budget cuts could force reductions in the corrections department, director Shelly Williams told Riley County commissioners Thursday. Williams presented her grant application for fiscal year 2016 to the board and explained that three of nine positions funded by the state will see reductions in

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 30, 2015

    K-Staters to perform in KC

    The Kansas State University Choral Division will bring its music to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo., May 9-10. The weekend will feature a dinner on the Plaza, a theater production and the showcase event, “Rhapsody II.” “Most performances of

  • Local |Manhattan High School | April 30, 2015

    MHS JV softball sweeps Topeka West

    The Manhattan High junior varsity softball team took two games from Topeka West on Tuesday, beating the Chargers 6-3 and 18-2.  The first game was a 3-3 tie until the sixth inning when Jessica Bennett drove in the go-ahead run. Manhattan scored twice more

  • Local |Area Schools | April 30, 2015

    Rock Creek JV results

    The Rock Creek junior varsity softball team swept past St. Marys on Monday, beating the Bears 11-9 and 17-2. On Saturday, the Mustangs won a triangular by defeating Royal Valley, 13-9, and St. Marys, 16-6. The first game was a shootout, with both pitchers having

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