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  • 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 .

  • As domestic violence awareness increases, police try new tactics Domesticviolence.phatch

    When K-State student Marylouise Kelley first sought help from a domestic violence advocate, all she brought with her were her two children, a backpack full of textbooks and two paper bags holding their clothes. Kelley said she and her children .

  • Aging cat a reminder of childhood

    Aging cat a reminder of childhood Every little girl needs a cat. But I don’t think my parents ever expected my cat to live as long as she has. My mom spotted her under a pile of leaves on .

  • Shatner to bring skills honed over decades to McCain

    Captain’s log, stardate, Jan. 15, 2015. Something amazing happened to me recently that made the nerd in me beam up to indescribable joy. I got to have a phone conversation with William “Bill” Shatner. Yes. THAT William Shatner. Captain James T. .


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