• Marlins set for Little Apple Invititational Marlins.mercury

    The Manhattan Marlins club swim team has come a long way in 50 years. Started in the 1960s as a way to encourage competitive swimming for the youth of the community, the Marlins have since grown into a highly-competitive traveling swim .

  • Spradling hired as MHS girls’ varsity asst.

    Longtime coach Scott Mall will have new help this season when he begins the Manhattan High girls’ basketball season this fall. Former Kansas State guard Will Spradling, who coached boys’ basketball last year at Anthony Middle School as a Rule 10 .

  • Will governor, lawmakers now dictate to judiciary?

    To the Editor: Given the governor’s signature of HB2005, which among other provisions would defund state courts if the Kansas Supreme Court issues a decision unfavorable to the state, businesses and individuals with any flexibility at all may well .

  • Brownback, Legislature should reverse this outrage

    To the Editor: It looks like Gov. Sam Brown-back’s tax exemptions for businesses will stay put.  This is amazingly true despite almost all of us seeing that those exemptions were the major reason we face a $400 million shortfall. .


    LaVada Carol Hine, 82, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Dec. 16, 1932, in Medicine Lodge, the daughter of Henry Frost and Ruby Mae (.


    Phyllis L. Kalivoda, 87, of Clay Center died Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Phyllis was born May 26, 1928, in Washington County. Phyllis graduated from Clifton High School. She married E. Harvey Kalivoda on March 26, 1947. He survives of the home. She is preceded in death by .

  • MAC theater camp, Duck Dash and more Homes.mercury

    School may be out for summer, but area youth have been busy at Camp MAC: Theatre Camp, a summer art and theater day camp for kids. These talented youth will present “Tales from Hans Christian Andersen” at 11 a.m. and 6 .

  • Jones opens NCAAs with record day

    EUGENE, Ore. — Akela Jones highlighted Day 1 of competition of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships for Kansas State by breaking a 30-year old collegiate record en route to taking the lead in the women’s heptathlon. Jones .

  • Conlon, Brown selected in MLB Draft

    Two-time All-Big 12 First-Team selection Shane Conlon — selected in the 34th round by the Oakland Athletics — and All-Big 12 Honorable Mention pick Max Brown — drafted in the 37th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks — were taken on the final day of the 2015 Major .

  • Judah Jones transfers to Stephen F. Austin

    Stephen F. Austin announced the addition of Judah Jones this week, confirming the former Kansas State wide receiver has transferred out of the program. Jones — a former three-star athlete from Shreveport, La. — will have three years of eligibility remaining with .

  • Ryan indicted on 18 gun charges

    A Manhattan man has been charged in federal court with 18 counts related to the illegal sale and export of guns, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Michael Andrew Ryan, 35, was charged June 3 with altering serial numbers, causing people to make .

  • Wamego hosts meeting for multi-billion-dollar company Caterpillar1.mercury

    WAMEGO — Caterpillar employs more than 100,000 workers and boasts annual revenues in the tens of billions of dollars, but on Wednesday, all eyes were on Wamego, where the heavy equipment manufacturer held its annual shareholder meeting. “I spent most of the .


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