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  • MHS uses camp to kick start next season Mhs11.mercury

    The next Manhattan High baseball season won’t start until April, but the Indians used this week to take the first step toward next year. The Indians played four games at Tointon Family Stadium on Tuesday and Wednesday with most .

  • Indians romp over Royals, 11-4 Royalscolor.mercury

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In the span of three innings, the Indians’ Tyler Naquin homered to left field, sent a two-run double down the right-field line and connected on a three-run homer over the center-field wall. Talk about using all fields. .

  • Congressional break hardly deserved

    A congressional recess nearly two months long is tough to beat, especially if it follows a break for the Fourth of July. Folks who get that much time off must really deserve it. Or not. Members of the U.S. .

  • Local blacks must endure undue scrutiny from RCPD

    To the Editor: In 2010, the Coalition for Equal Justice began a study on Riley County Police Department rates of marijuana arrests by race. Among its findings were that in 2010, blacks were 2.8 times more likely to be arrested by the RCPD .


    Teresa “Terry” Hopfner, 90, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Terry was born April 27, 1926, in Hoboken, New Jersey. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Joseph Connell and Catherine Marie Hoster; her .


    George R. Murray, 73, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. George was born July 6, 1943, in Lakeland, Georgia. As a young man, he served in the U.S. Army and completed .


    Jay N. Cook, 81, Belvue, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at his home following an extended illness. The family provided some of the following information. Jay was born Oct. 1, 1934, in Belvue, the son of Charles and Thelma Buell Cook. Jay was a carpenter. .


    Edith Hund, 94, Paxico, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Edith was born Nov. 17, 1921, in Nortonville, the daughter of Martin Louis and Catherine Elizabeth Schrick Wigand. Edith worked at Nickerson Farms Restaurant in Paxico. .


    Joe Carothers, 80, Manhattan, died Thursday, July 21, 2016, at his home in Manhattan. He was born on June 29, 1936, in Anthony. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan..

  • On commission pay, Boyd’s silence speaks volumes

    To the Editor: Riley County Commissioner Ben Wilson proposed rolling back his salary. Commissioner Ron Wells pro-posed to freeze his. Commissioner Robert Boyd’s silence said it all. Elect Marvin Rodriguez in the 2nd District..

  • City OKs LGBT protection ordinance

    The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is on track to receive discrimination protections beginning this fall. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously passed the first reading Tuesday of an amended anti-discrimination ordinance to provide protections on the basis of sexual .

  • Cross-country race makes midway pit stop in Manhattan Solar4.mercury

    A caravan of 19 solar-powered cars made a pit stop in Manhattan on Wednesday to soak up some rays. The Solar Car Challenge, a science and engineering competition featuring about 400 students and teachers, stopped in Manhattan’s Blue Earth Plaza for .


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