• New 911 system to cost $423,000

    Riley County will have a new 911 system by year’s end, after commissioners approved an emergency upgrade at a Thursday meeting. The commission, based off guidance from Emergency Management Director Pat Collins, decided to go with Topeka Mobile Comm/Commenco, .

  • MHS coping with English teacher’s death

    Grief counseling is available for Manhattan High School students and staff after the death of English teacher Jane Kenyon Thursday. “She loved kids and loved her job and loved her colleagues,” MHS Principal Greg Hoyt said Friday morning. Kenyon, 63, was .

  • Residents, leaders support comprehensive plan draft

    Residents and area commissioners supported the drafts and maps of the area’s 20-year comprehensive plan during meetings on Wednesday and Thursday. The City of Manhattan, and Riley and Pottawatomie counties are partners in Manhattan Area 2035, the plan to update .

  • ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ an oddly quiet gross-out movie G.w.clift1

    I got a laugh out of the Farrelly brothers’ new movie “Dumb and Dumber To.” Notice that it isn’t “Too” or “Two.” You see, the idea is that the whole thing is going to be so stupid we will .

  • Zoo’s last remaining cheetah euthanized after illness Sunset zoo cheetah.phatch

    Sunset Zoo is searching to fill an empty exhibit after the death of its last cheetah. Jalani, a 13-year-old male cheetah at the zoo, was euthanized by veterinary staff Thursday. The animal’s health had been declining since the discovery .

  • Highway program bank to open soon

    To protect recent income-tax cuts, including exempting almost 200,000 businesses altogether, Kansas legislators are turning their attention to money set aside for state highway projects. Though not necessary, it was probably inevitable. It’s not necessary because scaling back the overly .

  • It’s not too soon for us to plan

    In the Mercury editorial on Nov. 16, the editors suggested that the Manhattan Ogden Board of Education refrain from speaking of a bond issue so soon after the completion of the previous bond issue. As the board member most urging such .

  • Live greyhounds greet visitors at museum

    ABILENE — Kathy Lounsbury wears several hats as an employee of the Greyhound Hall of Fame in Abilene: museum curator, Hall of Fame manager, gift shop operator and kennel master. As kennel master, Lounsbury cares for two of the most important .

  • JOHN HENRY KRAMER

    John Henry Kramer, 94, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Aug. 27, 1920, in Stockdale, the son of Chester and Frieda (Hinson) Kramer. John graduated .

  • BILL BLANCK

    Willard (Bill) Blanck, 77, of Manhattan, died surrounded by family on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Bill was born June 21, 1937, in Armstrong, Iowa, to Willard and Louise (Wilmes) Blanck. He .

  • JANE KENYON

    Jane Kenyon, 63, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was born on March 8, 1951, in Tulsa, Okla. Memorial service information and a complete obituary are pending and will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 .

  • K-State hangs on for ugly 26-20 win at WVU

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The last time Kansas State ran the ball this poorly, the Wildcats took a 10-point loss on the chin at Oklahoma 10 years ago. K-State’s inability to run the ball was just part of the Wildcats’ otherwise .







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