• Local association names Realtor of the year

    The Manhattan Association of Realtors honored Tara Claycamp as Realtor of the Year at its general membership meeting. Claycamp is a broker with Coldwell Banker Realty Group One and has been a full-time Realtor since 2005. She is also president of .

  • Ireland the site of some good international news

    Given the conflict in so many parts of the world, it is worth noting that two countries recently acted in an usual and positive fashion. They showed they are moving toward solving a centuries-old and most vexing problem.  I .

  • K-State honors architecture student projects

    Outstanding design work by fifth-year students in the architecture program at Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, has been recognized with the Heintzelman and Kremer prizes. The Heintzelman Prize is presented annually for outstanding .


    Rumelia Capitanea Drilon, 61, known to many as Romi and Baby, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in her Manhattan home. Her family provided some of the following information. Rumelia was born Aug. 31, 1953, in Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines, to Beltran and Mercedes Capitanea. After .


    Morgan Ann Miller, 31, of Wamego died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence. The funeral home declined to provide a cause of death. On June 10, 1984, Morgan was born to Earl and Cheryl (Gehrt) Buttenhoff in Topeka. Morgan graduated in .


    Fidencio “Phil” Hernandez, 83, of St. George died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born on Nov. 16, 1931, in Martindale, Texas, and had been a longtime resident of Michigan prior to moving to St. George three years .

  • 1st Infantry Division says goodbye to fleet of Kiowas, Army ground troops’ ally in the sky Flight2.mercury

    FORT RILEY — More than 10,000 “Big Red One” soldiers stood in formation on the Fort Riley parade field early Friday morning as they prepared to embark on a division run, the penultimate event of Fort Riley’s “Victory Week,” a celebration .

  • Leonardville Post Office still closed after 3 months Post office.mercury

    LEONARDVILLE — The Leonardville Post Office closed without advance warning March 4. It’s still closed, and the U.S. Postal Service has not said when it will reopen. “I came up one morning, and (the entrance) was locked,” said Ron Swanson, .

  • EMS, other departments request budget increases

    Riley County commissioners continued the early stages of the budget process this week, as additional department heads and outside agencies presented their budget requests for the 2016 fiscal year. Requests will continue next week, with work sessions to follow. County Emergency .

  • Trial set for man charged with killing his uncle

    Christopher Michael Arand is scheduled to stand trial for first-degree murder the week of Oct. 5. Arand, charged with the murder of his 70-year-old uncle, Larry Arand, requested a jury trial Thursday, June 11, before Judge Jeff Elder in Pottawatomie County District .

  • Police release identity of 19-year-old found dead

    Police released the name of a 19-year-old man who was found dead in his home Tuesday. He was identified as Vaughn Plumer. Riley County police responded to 1426 Beechwood Terrace at 6:29 p.m. that day and found Plumer’s body. Officer .

  • Candidates move early in Big First

    There’s little danger that the Republican field for Kansas’ 1st Congressional District will ever be as crowded as the GOP field for U.S. president in 2016. The latter race already has 10 declared candidates and at least five more who .


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