• K-State student loves country dance scene

    Briell Howbert had no idea the first time she stepped foot into Aggieville’s Dirty Dawg Saloon that she would discover a passion for country swing dancing and, later, a group of teammates that would become more like family. Howbert, .

  • Free services at 4th count event

    Everybody Counts, a grassroots community effort to quantify and address the needs of Manhattan’s homeless and low-income residents, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 1 in the 900 block of Yuma Street. It is the fourth such .

  • Couple returns to home after retaining wall collapse Ratonehouse.mercury

    The rain might have washed away Pam and Bobb Stokes’ retaining wall, but it didn’t clean the dirty laundry, carpet and dust. The Stokeses moved back into their home at 615 Ratone Lane on July 18 after being unable to live .

  • Governor should have known better

    If he likes, Gov. Sam Brownback can continue to make the case that Kansas teachers are overpaid or even adequately paid. But if he’s content to ignore how many of them are leaving jobs in this state for greener .

  • Via Christi is committed to care of disabled children

    To the Editor: I want to thank Joel Jellison for his article on pediatric therapy in Manhattan. No Stone Unturned provides a much-needed service in the area for disabled children. I would just like to add that for more than 15 .

  • ‘Paper Towns’ is straight ‘coming-of-age’ stuff G.w.clift1

    The new movie “Paper Towns,” based on a John Green novel, is straight “coming-of-age” stuff. Three teenaged boys crash a party, skip school, and take a road trip all in the last days of their high school careers. And at .

  • Crash injures one person

    One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night south of Manhattan. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Silvana Okanovic, 29, St. Louis, Missouri, was transported to Via Christi Hospital after the crash. The report indicates Okanovic was driving .


    Kenneth L. Johnson, 73, of Overland Park, formerly of Lincoln, Nebraska, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Dec. 16, 1941, to Ernest “Stretchy” Johnson and Nola (Holladay) Johnson in Clay County. He was a graduate .


    Patricia L. “Tricia” Garver, 56, died, Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Sept. 3, 1958, in Redlands, California, the daughter of Roger and Elizabeth “Mary Beth” Muckenthaler Perry. Tricia was .


    James Kenneth “Jim” Quinlan, 87, of Manhattan, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born April 10, 1928, in Manhattan. Complete obituary information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502..


    Roosevelt Nash, 71, of Manhattan, died Sunday, July 26, 2015. Services are pending with the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation..


    Wilbur C. “Bill” Wagner, 87, of Junction City, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Valley Vista in Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. Bill was born Nov. 10, 1927, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, the son of Louis and Edna (Leistakow) Wagner. He attended .


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