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  • Board favors adopting parks plan

    The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board recommended approval of the recently completed Strategic Facilities Improvement Plan during its Monday meeting. The recommendation now moves forward for consideration by the Manhattan City Commission at its Aug. 18 meeting. The plan provides recommendations .

  • Harvest could undo bridge work

    Pottawatomie County commissioners are hopeful that recent gains on the Belvue Bridge aren’t lost during this fall’s harvest. Jim Jenkins, assistant public works director, said Monday a patching project on the bridge east of Belvue has been completed, .

  • Rescuers help 6 kayakers on river to safety

    The Manhattan Fire Department water rescue team assisted the Fort Riley Fire Department and Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism officials during a water rescue Monday afternoon. MFD chief Scott French said three children and three adults were kayaking on the .

  • Cosmetology instructor ‘ecstatic’ after winning car Belluscar.mercury

    Evelyn Conway had no idea when she was called into work Monday afternoon that when she arrived, she would be given a brand-new car. Conway has worked as an instructor at Bellus Academy cosmetology school in Manhattan since it opened .

  • Ex-soldier sentenced to 10 years for sexual abuse

    A former Fort Riley soldier was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for sexually abusing a girl as young as 4 years old. James W. Duke, 52, was sentenced in federal court in Topeka after he pleaded guilty to one count .

  • Man gets probation in November robbery

    A Manhattan man who was shot in the face during an attempted robbery in November was sentenced Monday to four years probation. Christopher Hudgins, 19, had previously pleaded no contest to charges of burglary and attempted robbery as part of a .

  • At odds with the Kansas Chamber

    The Manhattan-Area Chamber of Commerce made the right move in deciding not to renew its membership with the Kansas Chamber of Commerce. Though the state and Manhattan chambers share many goals with regard to business climate, the state Chamber’s .

  • Not much to pick from on New Release shelves G.w.clift1

    July doesn’t look like much of a new DVD month. There are really only a few general release movies coming out on home viewing media, and they are not general crowd pleasers. So there’s “Maggie,” with Arnold Schwarzenegger .

  • I didn’t oppose regional approach, I supported it

    To the Editor: Please let me set the record straight.  In last Sunday’s paper, Mayor McCulloh stated I was an opponent of regional planning and the notion of cooperation with the Flint Hills Regional Council (FHRC).  She .


    Margery Ann (Edwards) Richardson, 93, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the Meadowlark Hills Wroten House in Manhattan. She was surrounded by her family. She was born on Feb. 4, 1922, to Ruth Gertrude (Conant)  Edwards and Robert Marvin Edwards in Golden, Colorado. After .


    Theodore “Ted” Lee Eichem, 45, died Saturday, July 4, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House of Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. A lifelong resident of Louisville, Ted was born Aug. 27, 1969, in Wamego, the son of Lester W. and .

  • Flooding briefly closes K-18

    Officials restricted traffic on Kansas Highway 18 on Monday evening after rain caused flooding on part of the roadway. The Kansas Highway Patrol reduced traffic to one lane for both directions on K-18 between Manhattan and the Kansas Highway 99 junction, according .


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