• Sorry state of city streets takes toll on drivers, vehicles

    To the Editor: One of the many joys of my life is to ride my Honda motorcycle trike as many days as possible. Hot or cold, I pretty much ride 365 days a year unless there is rain, snow or ice .

  • Huge cast pulls off pleasant ’Mary Poppins’ G.w.clift1

    Ginny and Chad Pape, now ensconced as Director and Musical Director of the annual “Summer Youth Musical,” have got to have a certain sympathy with Linda Uthoff. Uthoff is now the long-time director of the theater program at Manhattan High, .


    Jerry Paul Taggart, 74, died Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Aug. 24, 1940, in Manhattan. He was the son of Paul Dallas and Fae Maureen (Anderson) Taggart. .


    Wendy “Lisa” Lowe, 46, of Falls City, Nebraska, died Friday, July 17, 2015. She was born Oct. 14, 1968, at Westmoreland to Mary Darlene (Picolet) Nemechek and the late Donald Nemechek. She is survived by sons, Richard and D. J.  Lowe; mother, Darlene Nemechek .

  • Q & A with former Wildcat Mo Henry Ksucolor.mercury

    Maurice Henry was a high school three-sport star with a summer job helping his best friend’s dad’s moving company over the summers. It was a job that would later become a rewarding career, but in between, Mo lit .

  • K-State still ditching equestrian despite NCAA developments

    Parents of equestrian athletes at Kansas State University are questioning the school’s decision to cancel the program after an NCAA development. The decision to cut the program re-emerged after the Waco, Texas-based National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced on its .

  • K-State has four-man race at QB Big 12 media days foo kind

    DALLAS — Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder is no closer to naming a starting quarterback today than he was at the end of spring practice. After a month of practices and a less-than-spectacular showing from the three presumed frontrunners in .

  • After slow start, Cajun festival reaches boiling point Bayou1.mercury

    The first step in organizing a Bayou Gator Crawfest should probably be to make sure there’s alligator and crawfish for people to eat. During the festival’s first few hours Saturday, that wasn’t the case. Disappointed visitors sat .

  • County to use new alert system

    Riley County will start using a new emergency communication system later this month to alert members of the community during emergencies or other critical events. County officials will switch from the current IRIS system to the Northeast Kansas Notification system, .

  • Former Huelskamp staffer gets 1 year in prison in sex case

    DODGE CITY — A former staffer for U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan. 1st District, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison in a Kansas child sex case. Matthew Pennell was sentenced Friday in Ford County after admitting to two of .

  • New assistant superintendent settling in at USD 383 Superintandent.mercury

    Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 assistant superintendent Eric Reid has to remember to add a zero while learning his new job. Reid, who assumed his duties July 1 replacing former associate superintendent Robert Seymour,was previously the superintendent of USD 327 Ellsworth-Kanopolis-Genesco in Ellsworth, with .

  • Finney works to earn job with Steelers Finneycolor.mercury

    B.J. Finney came to Kansas State looking to earn his spot. It didn’t take long for the offensive lineman from Andale to make his mark, quickly earning a starting spot on the offensive line as a redshirt freshman .


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