• Mercy changing name in April

    Mercy Regional Health Center will change its name to Via Christi Health in two stages this spring. According to hospital officials, Mercy will become Via Christi internally on March 20 with the public renaming happening on April 24. “The internal launch is .

  • Officials prepping for Army meeting

    Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce president Lyle Butler told Riley County Commissioners Thursday morning that 2014 was a good year for the region and that 2015 looks just as bright. But he also said that doesn’t mean the new year will .

  • Woman, 16 animals removed from house on Browning Ave. 2024browning.phatch

    A Manhattan woman and her 16 pets are in protective custody after Riley County police removed them from a house on Browning Avenue last week. Officials deemed the house, which they said was filthy and filled with so many items she .

  • Fehr: City wants to keep local elections in spring

    City manager Ron Fehr advocated for spring elections and other things Manhattan officials would like to see from the Legislature in 2015 during a breakfast on Thursday. He said he hopes legislators will keep city and school board elections in the .

  • Third man files for USD 378 board

    A third person has decided to run for the Riley County school board. Dennis Tegtmeier of Riley filed papers for the April election on Wednesday. Tegtmeier is a self-employed general contractor. He said over the phone on Thursday that he .

  • Horror in Paris felt worldwide

    We are shocked and saddened by the massacre Wednesday by Islamic terrorists at Charlie Hebdo, a French weekly satirical magazine in Paris. We are shocked for multiple reasons, not the least of which is the simple fact that this attack .

  • What do kids have against coats?

    My youngest clambered out of the car earlier this week and did his best to run the 35 yards to the school door. It wasn’t easy to sprint, what with his huge backpack and his trapper keeper and his bag .

  • JOHN BROOKS

    John Brooks, Jr., 92, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan. He was born on Aug. 17, 1922, in Green. A complete obituary and service information is pending and will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Ave., .

  • CHESTER ALLEN

    Chester Allen, 77, of Manhattan, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born on Aug. 1, 1937, in Manhattan, the son of Charley and Elsie Allen.  Chester was a lifetime Manhattan resident where he attended .

  • ‘Ration to Fashion,’ self defense and more

    Two exhibits at local art galleries will be ending soon, so don’t miss your chance to take in some culture and art. “Only the Best,” an exhibit featuring some of the gallery’s favorite artists, has paintings, ceramics and .

  • Board approves city’s bike path

    Bicyclists will soon be able to pedal through a portion of Manhattan High School’s East Campus. In a 6-1 vote, Manhattan-Ogden school board members on Wednesday approved allowing the city to build a bicycle path between the gym and .

  • Snyder to be inducted into Hall of Fame

    Unofficially, Kansas State’s Bill Snyder has long been considered a Hall of Fame football coach. On Friday, it will become official when the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame announces the 2015 class of inductees during a .







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