• Commissioner recovering from lung cancer surgery

    Pottawatomie County Commissioner Stan Hartwich remained in Topeka’s Stormont-Vail Hospital early this week after undergoing surgery for lung cancer last week. Hartwich and his wife, Sharon, said Monday he is progressing well from the surgery and that pending tests .

  • Florence employees return to work after bomb threat

    A bomb threat emptied a Manhattan manufacturing facility for about two and a half hours on Tuesday morning before officials determined the call was a hoax. Officer Matt Droge said police had made an arrest in connection with a phone .

  • Shilling submits low bid for asphalt project

    Shilling Construction, Manhattan, was the apparent low bidder for Pottawatomie County’s annual asphalt overlay project. Shilling’s bid of $1,293,453.70 was one of three submitted prior to a 10:30 a.m. bid opening Monday at the regular meeting of the Pottawatomie .

  • Man sentenced to nearly 13 years in child rape case

    A Manhattan man was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison Monday in connection with the rape and sodomy of a 5-year-old- girl. In Riley County District Court, Chief Judge Meryl Wilson sentenced Lamont Barry Cox, 25, to 155 months in prison for .

  • Healthy river more precious than gold

    Any visitor to Colorado who has ridden the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train should remember the Animas River, and might even have taken dramatic photos or video of it as the train chugged along high above the gorge. .

  • Writers should itemize impact of all property taxes

    To the Editor: Manhattan is composed of a lot of people, very young people, who have never purchased a home before. Property taxes can be confusing to them. Some people think property taxes are just paid to the Manhattan-Ogden School .

  • Encounter with Gen. Seitz became a lifelong memory

    To the Editor: I was so interested in your article about honoring Lt. Gen. Richard Seitz. At the time he came to Fort Riley, I was working for Lloyd Seitz, who had a laundry at Camp Forsyth. A driver hauled .

  • Allen fans may find his new movie disappointing G.w.clift1

    Woody Allen is back in movie theaters with his customary mix of jazz, romantic settings, posturing, characters who all talk alike, big stars trying to prove themselves, and quick cutting. The writer and director’s new movie is called “Irrational .


    Charles J. Kearby, 86, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born May 7, 1929, in Hillham, Indiana, the son of Charles and Elnora (Brosmer) Kearby. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced .


    Adele Vogelsang, 96, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, at the Homestead Assisted Living in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Adele was born Jan. 8, 1919, in Weehawken, New Jersey, the daughter of Carl and Louise (Schaefer) Bleisteiner. She grew .


    Karla Mae Coleman, 60, of Garden City, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at her home after a long struggle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. Karla was born Sept. 29, 1954, to Delmas and Melva (Grupe) McKnight in Wichita. She married .

  • McCrane strives for kicking perfection Mccrane sm.mercury

    Matthew McCrane was nearly perfect for Kansas State last season. And he never expected to attempt a single field goal for the Wildcats. McCrane was pushed into his role as the Wildcats’ kicker after Jack Cantele faltered during second game .


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