To the Editor: Manhattan, don’t be fooled by letters like that in last Thursday’s Mercury by Nancy Twiss trying to demonize Kris Kobach. I Know Kris Kobach personally; he is maybe the most fair, honest, hardworking secretary of state we will ever have.
James Austin Riding, son of Kyle Austin and Marci Riding of Manhattan, died on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at the Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka. The family provided the following information. James was born on Oct. 10, 2014, in Topeka and gave his family joy and happiness by
Alice L. Loar, 95, of Manhattan, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Meadowlark Hills-Collins House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Alice was born on March 6, 1919, in Chauncey, Ohio, the daughter of Daniel Eli and Marcia Evalara (Russell) Johnson. Alice was raised in Chauncey where
Jim D. Johnson, 68, of Olsburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.
The city is on the path to increasing its wireless bandwidth. The Manhattan City Commission approved on Tuesday the first reading of a franchise agreement with IdeaTek to install a distributed antenna system in the city. The company will place 48 antennas that will be leased
A documentary about first-generation college students at Kansas State University is receiving some extra attention after being recognized from inside the White House. First lady Michelle Obama commented on the trailer for “A Walk in My Shoes: First Generation College Students” in her initial post
Development plans have caused the city to revisit past plans for West Anderson Avenue. The Manhattan City Commission discussed on Tuesday how to deal with future work on the stretch of West Anderson Avenue between Kimball Avenue/Scenic Drive and Anneberg Park/Sharingbrook. The issue
The city commission on Tuesday unanimously approved the first readings for two planned retail centers. The first item is a proposed rezoning for the Abbott Landing Shopping Center, a 7.82-acre tract of land northeast of the intersection of McCall Road and Hayes Drive. Orscheln Farm
A Westmoreland man suspected of stealing and attempting to steal vehicles in a May drunken driving and crash incident waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Nathan Woodyard, 38, appeared in court with his attorney, Phylemon Yau, and Judge Sheila Hockhauser presiding. Woodyard, who is
A Manhattan man serving a life sentence for his connection to a murder appealed his conviction at a hearing on Tuesday. Domingo Soto, 44, was convicted of aiding and abetting first-degree murder in the December 2011 death of Steve Freel, 31. Soto, however, didn’t pull the trigger.
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