• Panel to weigh liquor law change

    TOPEKA — With thousands of dollars in campaign contributions at stake in the 2016 election cycle, GOP legislators are weighing the risks of acting on a fiercely lobbied issue: allowing supermarkets to sell liquor. Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce, a Nickerson Republican, .

  • AIB International to break ground on $7.5M expansion

    AIB International will mark the beginning of a $7.5 million building project Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony. AIB, 1213 Bakers way, started as the American Institute of Baking and is now a Manhattan-based center for food industry research and training. The first .

  • Local man reflects on his contributions to dog training 1.phatch

    Charles Kramer looks down at the small dog sitting by his heel and gives her a command. His 7-year-old Papillon, Charlee, runs in a figure eight around his feet. Then Kramer starts to walk, Charlee weaving in and out between .

  • Foster just one of many oversharing Ned seaton

    Marcus Foster got kicked off the K-State basketball team because he put a picture of himself on Twitter with a plastic lizard named Randolph. Well, to be completely accurate, he said: “Me and my boy #randolph lit on the beach.” .

  • Controlled burns canceled Sunday because of wind

    Riley County officials canceled controlled burns Sunday because of wind. Fire Chief Pat Collins said since the wind speed went over 15 miles per hour on Saturday, it wasn’t safe to continue burning. He also ceased burning for three hours .

  • Pokes rout K-State, 12-3

    STILLWATER, Okla. — The Kansas State baseball team was unable to overcome six two-out runs in the first inning by No. 12 Oklahoma State on Saturday as the Wildcats lost to the Cowboys, 12-3, at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. After holding Oklahoma .

  • Indians fall at home to Blue Valley West, 3-2 1.phatch

    After blowing out Topeka High Thursday night at Bishop Stadium in its season opener, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team found itself in a much closer battle Saturday afternoon against Blue Valley West. Ultimately, the Indians fell to the Jaguars 3.

  • Indians swim to 4th-place finish at Manhattan Invitational Bussman 200medley.phatch

    After back-to-back meets on back-to-back days, Manhattan head swimming and diving coach Jerry Carpenter and his team were exhausted by the end of Friday night’s Manhattan Invitational at the KSU Natatorium. Following a sixth-place finish on Thursday in Emporia, .

  • Wamego’s Page, Indians’ Mall take girls’ top honors Lpage.phatch

    While this season’s Flint Hills area girls’ basketball teams didn’t find as much success in the win/loss column as the unprecedented year before, the area still featured tons of talent and the drive to win despite a .

  • MHS’ McAtee, Mustangs’ Johnston headline boys’ picks

    Two boys’ basketball programs in the All-Flint Hills region put together outstanding seasons in 2014-15, so it’s fitting that each of them will come away from banner years with major awards. Pierson McAtee of Manhattan High captured the Mercury’.


    Lucille J. Hinkle, 92, of Greenleaf, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Legend at Capital Ridge Assisted Living in Topeka. Survivors include three children: Diana (Buck) Ellis of Auburn, Ronnie (Lori) Hinkle of Waterville and Roger (LaVerna) Hinkle of Manhattan; 12 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. .

  • Misguided bill warns Supreme Court

    The Kansas Legislature, especially the conservative Republican bloc that controls it, has been unhappy with the Kansas Supreme Court for a number of years. School finance has been the chief, but not the only, source of tension. Supreme Court rulings .


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