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  • SHIRLEY H. JOHNSON

    Shirley H. Johnson, 70, of Riley, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Wichita. She was born Dec. 28, 1944, in Greenville, Kentucky, the daughter of Boyce and Iva (Buchanan) Hocker. She was raised by her mother and step-father, .

  • Weber: Cats will be better

    To hear Kansas State coach Bruce Weber talk about it, one might think last year’s Wildcats were just a group of guys throwing around a basketball two nights a week. Maybe that’s not too far off though. Last .

  • Wildcats earn preseason recognition

    Ten Kansas State football players have earned preseason honors, as various college football magazines have released their Preseason All-America and All-Big 12 teams. Seniors Dante Barnett and Cody Whitehair both earned All-Big 12 accolades from all the major preseason publications, which includes .

  • Optimist Diamonds compete at Hitfest

    The 10-and-under Manhattan Optimist Diamonds softball team went 2-3 last week at the Hawaiian Hitfest in Lees Summit, Mo.  The Diamonds faced teams from Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.  Meg Henry led the pitching efforts for the Diamonds with 23 .

  • Optimist Prime struggles in El Dorado

    Lack of hitting made for a short visit to the USSSA West State tournament last weekend in El Dorado for the Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under fastpitch softball team. The Wichita Elite beat the Prime 7-0 in the first game. Grace .

  • Optimist Sting takes second

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting went 8-3 to earn second place last weekend at the Summer Smash 18-and-under fastpitch tournament in Kansas City. The Sting — now 22-7 this season — won the first pool game Friday against the Southern Strike, 5-0. Sydney .

  • Moxie takes fourth at Smash

    The Manhattan Optimist Moxie claimed fourth place in the Summer Smash tournament in Kansas City last weekend. The Moxie went 6-3 in the tournament. The Moxie opened the tournament with a 10-1 win over Emporia Energy on Friday night. Olivia .

  • Worker proposes brush fee hike

    Riley County Commissioners could consider raising fees for yard waste disposal at the county’s transfer station. The commissioners discussed the topic at a Monday meeting where they unanimously approved an annual review of the Riley County Solid Waste Management .

  • Official warns Stampeders to stay out of water

    Riley County EMS director Larry Couchman said Country Stampede participants should stay out of the water while at Tuttle Creek State Park this week for the festival. Because of recent flooding, the water is not safe, he said at a .

  • Agencies to ask city for money

    Of the seven agencies presenting funding requests to the Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday, four will be seeking more money. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The money goes toward the annual budgets for these agencies. .

  • Local retiree volunteers time helping parolees, inmates get jobs Neighbor.mercury

    It’s been a bit of a long, strange journey for Darrell Denton. He grew up in Marshall County, and after high school, he bummed around for a couple of years before enlisting in the Marine Corps. After three years .

  • Trial set for man accused in manslaughter case

    A Manhattan man accused of killing an unborn child after a vehicle collision will face a jury trial after he pleaded not guilty to all four charges Monday morning. Ryan Routson, 33, 1637 Osage St., pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary .





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