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  • Bigger planes could be ahead for airport

    OVERLAND PARK — Bigger planes — and fewer flights — could be ahead for Manhattan Regional Airport as it closes in on the final phase of its terminal expansion. Airport director Peter Van Kuren said Saturday at a retreat for area chambers of .

  • US attorney speaks to MLK’s legacy Mlkbreakfast2.phatch

    A lot of changes have taken place since the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. worked to end racial segregation and discrimination, but at a Monday breakfast celebrating King’s legacy, community leaders said there is much more to be done. “.

  • Local musician composes song for ‘50 Shades of Grey’ Neighboralt.phatch

    Local musician Scott Senn has been a lifelong performer, but on Valentine’s Day, one of the biggest gigs of his career will be in a major motion picture. The movie “50 Shades of Grey” will feature a song Senn wrote .

  • Commission to address floodplain issues

    The Manhattan City Commission will address floodplain issues on Tuesday that need sorting out because of changes with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood mapping. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The commission will vote on .

  • Crowd seems to love newest Eastwood project G.w.clift1

    The large crowds of people going to see Clint Eastwood’s newest directorial project, “American Sniper,” seem to be enjoying it thoroughly. On its first Friday in town the 4 o’clock show sold out, the ushers all told me I .

  • Longtime librarian/historian Walton dead at 77

    Geraldine Walton, longtime librarian and historian of the local black community, died Friday, Jan. 16, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan at the age of 77. Walton worked at Manhattan Public Library for 34 years, more than half of which she spent .


    Maurice “Max” Stowell, 84, of Marysville, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville. The family provided some of the following information. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21,  2015, at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville. Visitation will be .


    Edward Fosha, 85, of Leonardville, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at the Mercy Regional Health Center. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 , 2015, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clay Center. Additional obituary information will be announced later by .


    Robert Paterson, 67, of Manhattan, died at his home on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.  Services are pending with Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation..

  • Fort Riley could be ‘vulnerable’

    There was plenty of reason for optimism at the weekend gathering in Overland Park of regional community leaders, as participants recognized that much of the planning in recent years has set the stage for significant progress on several fronts. Yet .

  • Riley County Commission ought to also ‘buy local’

    To the Editor: I was very disappointed to read in the Jan. 5 edition of the Manhattan Mercury that one of the first decisions of the year by our Riley County commissioners was to NOT “buy local.” I understand the dollars .

  • Cats back on the road for Cyclones Marcus1.phatch

    In the past three weeks, things have changed like the wind for the Kansas State men’s basketball team. First, there was the three-game losing streak after Christmas that dropped the Wildcats to 7-7. But since then, K-State has won .


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