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  • Schulz blasts tuition freeze

    Universities across Kansas would have to freeze their tuition for the next two years while state aid also would be flat, according to a proposal drafted Wednesday by legislators. Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz released a statement Friday speaking .

  • Passion drives volunteer firefighters to battle blazes across Riley County Fire2.phatch

    Beth McQuade wanted to be a volunteer firefighter five years ago. She even got so far as to submit an application, but then life got in the way — McQuade changed jobs and found herself with little time to spare, so .

  • Most city, school hopefuls regular voters

    About two-thirds of the candidates in local elections voted in all of the previous 10 elections. The 10 previous elections are 2008 general, 2009 city/school, 2010 primary and general, 2011 city/school, 2012 primary and general, 2013 city/school, and 2014 primary and general. There are six Manhattan .

  • Indians defeat Trinity, 3-0

    The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team won its third game of the season Thursday night with a 3-0 victory over Wichita Trinity at Bishop Stadium. The Indians took a 1-0 lead into halftime but added a pair of goals in .

  • Indians defeat Blue Jays in tennis dual Benturnley.phatch

    The Manhattan High boys’ tennis team had little trouble defeating the Junction City Blue Jays in a tennis dual Thursday afternoon at City Park. The Indians won 9 of 12 matches on the day, including a 7-1 mark in singles play to .

  • Indians compete at Beardslee Invite

    Much like last week’s Topeka West Invitational, Washburn Rural’s annual track and field meet in the first couple weeks of the spring sports season is designed to get athletes acclimated to varsity track competition. The Jerry Beardslee Invitational .

  • MHS softball opens season with road split

    The Manhattan High softball team opened the Monty Enright era with a split at Topeka High on Thursday, winning the first game, 9-2, before falling in the second game, 4-3. The Indians won Game 1 behind a strong offensive output, getting .

  • Loose on guns, tough on the poor

    “Responsible gun ownership, for protection and sport, is a right inherent in our Constitution. It is a right that Kansans hold dear and have repeatedly and overwhelmingly reaffirmed a commitment to protecting.” So proclaimed Gov. Sam Brownback in a signing .

  • Sherow is wrong about Flint Hills Tea Party board

    To the Editor: Truth is something that seems to elude Mr. Sherow. Thus it is so very apropos that the former mayor and failed congressional candidate’s letter was in the April Fool’s edition of the Manhattan Mercury. The .

  • League of Women Voters encourages citizens to vote

    To the Editor: The League of Women Voters of Manhattan/Riley County would like to remind all registered voters that it is time to vote! Make your choices for our local leaders — Manhattan’s City Commission and the USD 383 Board .

  • Sherow makes multiple innacurate statements

    To the Editor: In Mr. Sherow’s letter of Wednesday, April 1, he accused me of “Right-wing extremism, with its mean-spirited disdain for the common good.” Everyone is certainly entitled to their opinion about local candidates, and I embrace the concept .

  • Elect Allen, Bohnenblust, and Larson in USD 378

    To the Editor: I would like to endorse Shane Allen, Kyle Bohnenblust and Jared Larson for the USD 378 School Board. They will all help change USD 378 for the better. Each one of these individuals has a positive focus in everything .


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