Fall lawn and garden advice

Riley County Horticulture Extension Agent Gregg Eyestone was our guest tonight. He answered our questions about our vegetable garden problems and talked about the multiple affects we contended with this summer dude to excessive heat, including lawns needing to be reseeded.

Painting the Sign Purple!

It’s temporary, but the famous Manhattan Sign on Bluemont Hill will soon be purple to kick off the last phase of the Kiwanis Club fundraiser to spruce up the park with a new handicapped accessible viewing platform. Look for news of this project in the Manhattan Mercury and on KMAN 1350 and other media outlets.

Use this link to donate:

Annual Summer Picnic!

We all met at Goodnow Park, below the Manhattan sign on Bluemont hill for our annual summer picnic yesterday evening! We welcomed several guests, and enjoyed chicken and fixings. Homemade ice cream was a part of the occasion, and several of us brought desserts as well. We had a great time!

How to donate to the Bluemont Hill Overlook Project Online

The fastest and easiest way to get to our donation page online is to copy and paste this link into your browser:

Sometimes it’ll work, but if you cannot see our specific donation page, use the instructions below:

If you get the generic donation site where you’ll have to hunt to find our particular appeal, please copy and paste the link above (, and you will get to our specific donation page.  Thank you for helping us with this exciting project!


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