• Fire extinquished by water from failed pipe

    An apartment fire Thursday caused a total of $8,000 in damage and then extinguished itself. The Manhattan Fire Department responded at 3:07 p.m. at 1105 Ratone St. Apt. 11. Firefighters found smoke showing from the rear of the three-story apartment building. Firefighters entered .

  • Distance graduate shares passion for helping all

    Rebecca Sombatchareun, Pleasanton, describes herself as a mom, a daughter and a K-Stater with a passion for helping families. A nontraditional Kansas State University student, Sombatchareun is an example of the sandwich generation. She is completing her bachelor’s degree .

  • Mercury seeking city’s brightest holiday displays Xmaslights.phatch

    Attention, aspiring Clark Griswolds: The Mercury is looking for the best holiday light displays in the area. If, like the “Christmas Vacation” character, you’ve put up so many lights the power company has to turn on its auxiliary generator, .

  • Housing survey expected to benefit council, members

    FORT RILEY — The Flint Hills Regional Council is in the process of seeking answers from more than a thousand households. The task of convincing folks to fill out a questionnaire won’t be pursued casually, either — not with almost $400,000 at .

  • Recent grad running for USD 383 board seat

    The first candidate to run for open seats on the Manhattan-Ogden school board has filed. Nicholas Dyer, 20, filed for the position Thursday. Dyer said he is a 2013 Manhattan High School graduate and takes classes at Highland Community College. “I still .

  • ROBERT C. BUCHANAN

    Robert C. Buchanan, 83, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.  Respect calls may be made anytime Sunday. .

  • McCarthys to play golf at Fort Hays State

    Twin sisters Kylie and Kelsey McCarthy made their college decision official this week, opting to continue their golf careers for the Fort Hays State University Tigers next year. Choosing between Baker University and Fort Hays, the pair both pointed to .

  • MHS wrestlers win big at Smoky Valley

    The Manhattan High wrestling team started its busy weekend off strong with a 49-18 dual win over Smoky Valley on the road Thursday night. The Indians took a dominant lead in the lightweights, opening the dual with six straight wins .

  • Snyder, Mora meet in San Antonio B1.12412.ksufb.snyder.phatch

    With Kansas State and UCLA set to meet in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Jan. 2, the teams coaches met as part of the Alamo Bowl Golf Classic on Thursday in San Antonio. Both K-State coach Bill Snyder and UCLA coach .

  • Lockett named Walter Camp All-American Lockett, tyler - mug.phatch

    For the second time in his distinguished career, Kansas State senior Tyler Lockett has been named a Walter Camp All-American, the Walter Camp Foundation announced Thursday evening during the ESPN College Football Awards Show. With the honor, Lockett has earned .

  • County approves building panel

    Riley County commissioners moved on Thursday to formally create a public building commission (PBC). After two public forums and much discussion over several months, commissioners unanimously passed a formation resolution creating a PBC that would give the county more flexibility .

  • NBAF measure included in bill

    Under a proposed continuing resolution, the National Bio- and Agro-Defense facility would have a construction contract by May 1, 2015, from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The provision allows DHS to sign construction contracts and is a commitment that the .







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