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  • 2 injured in 3-vehicle accident near Wamego

    Two people were injured and officials shut down a highway for several hours following a three-vehicle wreck near Wamego on Sunday. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Patrick Joseph Arrow, 21, Louisville, was driving a 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse north on K-99 .

  • Entomologist trades bugs for brushes in retirement Neighbor.mercury

    As a research entomologist, Dick Beeman spent his career studying the natural world. Now in retirement,  he spends his time painting portraits. Beeman’s interest and talent in art started when he was a child in Madison, Wisconsin. “I’.

  • Cameron: Americans made this win look easy Soccercolor.mercury

    KANSAS CITY — Tension is both the best and the worst thing about a massive game. Like the thousands of others crammed into the downtown Power & Light District for the Women’s World Cup final with the U.S. facing .

  • Woman takes plea deal in February drug bust case

    A Manhattan woman charged in connection with a February drug bust that netted items valued at more than $170,000 pleaded no contest to three misdemeanors Monday morning as part of a plea agreement. In Riley County District Court, Taylor Marie Beck, 19, .

  • ‘Magic Mike’ sequel has even less story than original G.w.clift1

    Three years ago the American movie-going public was treated to an entertainment called “Magic Mike.” What story there was in it considered the difficulties a male stripper (Channing Tatum or Tatum Channing) faced while trying to start a custom furniture .

  • Fire destroys vacant mobile home in Ogden

    Officials suspect fireworks caused an early-morning fire that burned an unoccupied mobile home to the ground and caused significant damage to a neighboring property Sunday in Ogden. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said firefighters were called to the .

  • Can we get any more moral than executing killers?

    To the Editor: What a delicious experience it was to read the June 28 column by your reporter, Chris Haxel. He has developed a wonderful low-key “voice” when too many over-reach when trying to be funny. I loved his reference to .

  • Usage, not fees, should determine our electric bills

    To the Editor: Westar Energy has proposed to the Kansas Corporation Commission (the KCC, our state utility regulatory board) an increase in the monthly service charge that we all pay. The charge now is $12 a month. Westar proposes to in-crease .


    Georgia I. Roberts, 89, of Manhattan, formerly of Las Vegas, Nevada, died peacefully Sunday evening, July 5, 2015, at Homestead of Manhattan. Arrangements are being handled by Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation, Manhattan..

  • Streb second at Greenbrier Classic

    Former Kansas State golfer Robert Streb finished second at the Greenbrier Classic on Sunday, but it’s how he got into the four-man playoff that turned heads at The Old White TPC. After missing a 12-foot putt for birdie on .

  • Schartz to hold youth camp

    Manhattan High School’s football coaching staff will be conducting the 6th annual Future Indian Football Camp for grades 2-6 this month.  The camp for grades 2-4 will be Monday, July 20 from 6-8:30 p.m. and Tuesday, July 21 from 9 .

  • Prime takes second at Concordia Blast

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under softball team came in second place in the Concordia Blast tournament this past weekend. They beat NCK Softball in the first game, 7-5. Alyssa Mitoska pitched with Makayla Tegtmeier behind the plate. Prime’s first .


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