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  • Road construction to slow traffic on I-70, US 24

    Two construction projects starting next week will affect traffic on area highways. On Monday, a pavement-marking project will begin on a 12-mile stretch of Interstate 70 from the Geary/Riley county line east to the Kansas Highway 99 junction in Wabaunsee County, .

  • City releases list of fireworks stands

    Here is the list of permitted fireworks stands in Manhattan. The owners are in parentheses. • 515 McCall Road at Menards, 2325 Tuttle Creek Blvd. and 338 N. Seth Child Road (Ka-Boomers) • 605 S. 3rd St. and 2700 Anderson Ave. (Jake’s Fireworks) • 200 Sarber Lane and 900 .

  • 17ers sweep home doubleheader 3.mercury

    Joel Jellison jjellison@themercury.com The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers saw an offensive explosion and then grinded out another game in a doubleheader on Tuesday at Norvell Field. Manhattan swept the Kansas (Topeka) Senators by winning Game 1, 14-3, and .

  • Costs must matter, even to EPA

    The U.S. Supreme Court was right on Monday to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency has erred in ignoring the costs of compliance before writing regulations and setting limits on mercury, arsenic and other pollutants from U.S. power .

  • Avoid becoming a victim of costly computer scams

    To the Editor: Three weeks ago as I was reading my email, my computer screen suddenly went black. A notice came up and said my PC had been compromised and that damage had been done to my hard drive. It .

  • VIRGINIA HARRISON

    Lydia Virginia Harrison, 96, of Manhattan, formerly of Clarksville, Arkansas, passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, June 29, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. She was a retired mathematics teacher and enjoyed computers and traveling. Lydia Virginia Claybrook .

  • FRANK ANNEBERG JR.

    Frank “John” Anneberg, Jr., 69, of Manhattan, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Via Christ Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. On Oct. 29, 1945, John was born to Frank and Nella (Corwin) Anneberg, Sr. in Durham, North Carolina. .

  • KSU athletics announces 2016 budget

    Kansas State athletic director John Currie announced the athletic department’s budget for the fiscal year 2016 on Tuesday — presenting a balanced budget of $70.1 million — in his regular letter to fans. The budget shows a $4.4 million increase from last year and $26 .

  • Manhattan fireworks stands opening Wednesday

    Feel free to pop fireworks for America’s birthday or your own if it’s between Wednesday and Saturday. Fireworks sales start at noon Wednesday and will continue through midnight Saturday for the Fourth of July. Discharge is allowed from 8 .

  • County to seek Menard’s appraisal

    The Pottawatomie County Commission spent $5,000 Monday in hopes of earning $14,000. The commission approved having a private appraisal done of the Menard’s property in east Manhattan to support the county’s position before an upcoming property tax appeal before the .

  • Ex-daycare owner receives probation in ceiling fan case

    A former Manhattan daycare owner was sentenced on Monday to 36 months probation for aggravated battery and endangering a child. Lesa Heiman, 23, had previously pleaded no contest to the charges. Riley County District Court Judge Meryl Wilson assigned underlying prison sentences .

  • Bob Bramlage’s passion for racing leads to big win at famous Le Mans track

    Russ Briggs claims he can be emotional at times, but this particular moment was so very, very special.  When the Manhattan auto dealer heard some good news from his longtime friend Bob Bramlage, Briggs admits that he broke down .





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