• Varney and Associates hires two employees

    Varney and Associates recently made two hires. Taylor Penick, CPA, joins the company as a senior accountant. Penick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from Kansas State University. He is a Certified .

  • Indians hold off Chargers’ rally

    TOPEKA — The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team survived Friday night with a 59-54 win over Topeka West in its first road game of the season. The Indians hit just enough free throws to keep the Chargers from rallying late in .

  • MHS girls rout Chargers

    TOPEKA — The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team had no trouble taking care of business against Topeka West in a non-league matchup Friday night, routing the Chargers 72-22 in a game that was never close. Manhattan took control quickly in the .

  • Is Kohl’s coming to town?

    Q: Will Kohl’s fill the Kmart vacancy? A: Kids have “Are we there yet?” on road trips. Adults in Manhattan have “Is Kohl’s coming?” whenever retail space becomes available. Usually, the answer to both questions is “Not yet.” .

  • Despite recent additions, some principals say class space is tight Crowdedkids.phatch

    Some Manhattan elementary schools are getting a little crowded, according to their principals. With the Manhattan-Ogden school board’s talk of a possible bond issue in coming years, some principals said their schools are already crowded, and they have rearranged .

  • Fire extinquished by water from failed pipe

    An apartment fire Thursday caused a total of $8,000 in damage and then extinguished itself. The Manhattan Fire Department responded at 3:07 p.m. at 1105 Ratone St. Apt. 11. Firefighters found smoke showing from the rear of the three-story apartment building. Firefighters entered .

  • Distance graduate shares passion for helping all

    Rebecca Sombatchareun, Pleasanton, describes herself as a mom, a daughter and a K-Stater with a passion for helping families. A nontraditional Kansas State University student, Sombatchareun is an example of the sandwich generation. She is completing her bachelor’s degree .

  • Mercury seeking city’s brightest holiday displays Xmaslights.phatch

    Attention, aspiring Clark Griswolds: The Mercury is looking for the best holiday light displays in the area. If, like the “Christmas Vacation” character, you’ve put up so many lights the power company has to turn on its auxiliary generator, .

  • Housing survey expected to benefit council, members

    FORT RILEY — The Flint Hills Regional Council is in the process of seeking answers from more than a thousand households. The task of convincing folks to fill out a questionnaire won’t be pursued casually, either — not with almost $400,000 at .

  • Recent grad running for USD 383 board seat

    The first candidate to run for open seats on the Manhattan-Ogden school board has filed. Nicholas Dyer, 20, filed for the position Thursday. Dyer said he is a 2013 Manhattan High School graduate and takes classes at Highland Community College. “I still .

  • ROBERT C. BUCHANAN

    Robert C. Buchanan, 83, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.  Respect calls may be made anytime Sunday. .

  • McCarthys to play golf at Fort Hays State

    Twin sisters Kylie and Kelsey McCarthy made their college decision official this week, opting to continue their golf careers for the Fort Hays State University Tigers next year. Choosing between Baker University and Fort Hays, the pair both pointed to .





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