• Three people indicted on charges of kidnapping, killing JC woman

    Three people were indicted Wednesday, each on a federal charge of kidnapping and killing a Junction City woman in 2014, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Larry L. Anderson, 26, Junction City, Maryssa A. Middleton, 23, Colorado, and Drexel Woody, 24, Fort Riley, were .

  • Rock boys advance to state semis

    WICHITA — After coming home after the opening-round of state a season ago, the Rock Creek Mustangs are making a weekend out of it this time around. The Mustangs showed why they entered the Class 4A-Div. II tournament at Hartman Arena .

  • Police: Fake Patty’s Day calls down in 2015

    Fake Patty’s Day 2015, which took place last weekend in Manhattan, brought fewer police interactions across the board compared with 2014, according to statistics released Wednesday morning by the Riley County Police Department. Because of a break from winter weather and .

  • Sources: Theater to open at mall

    Manhattan Town Center could be getting a new movie theater, according to several mall merchants. Four merchants told The Mercury that mall officials said at a recent meeting that the former Sears store would be torn down to make way .

  • Niemann to perform with son of Ledoux, others at Wareham Jn darrindickerson.phatch

    Jerrod Niemann never met Chris Ledoux. But Niemann’s career has been so directly tied to the late world-champion-rodeo-cowboy-turned-country-music-icon that it’s easy for Niemann to feel like he’s known Ledoux forever. One of Niemann’s first big breaks .

  • Shedding reservations, bee winner aiming for TV Spellingbee.phatch

    Ella Rosenkranz is a girl with many talents. She sings, plays cello and spells words. On Saturday, the seventh-grader at Eisenhower Middle School spelled her way to a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C after .

  • KSU responds to OU frat controversy

    Kansas State University officials released a statement on Wednesday distancing the university’s Greek system from a recent incident at an Oklahoma fraternity. “This issue involves a single chapter of a national fraternity,” said Pat Bosco, vice president for student .

  • Commission wants closer inspection of clinic

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners made no commitment to purchase the former medical clinic building at Westmoreland Monday, but authorized further inspection of the structure. Commissioners toured the building late Monday morning with Jim Moore, president of Farmers State Bank, the building’.

  • Teachers, staff top priority for budget committee

    Members of the USD 383 Budget Advisory Committee said keeping teachers and staff is their top priority amid looming cuts the school district faces for next year. The advisory committee, comprised of 60 members, has met weekly since late January to consider .

  • Contractor issue closes Fort Riley deli, bakery

    The deli, bakery and sushi bar at Fort Riley’s commissary are temporarily closed because of performance issues with Nayyarsons Corporation. Officials with the Defense Commissary Agency recently announced a temporary suspension of services at 22 commissaries in eight states while .

  • Manhattan High girls ready for Shawnee Mission NW

    A year ago, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team came to the Class 6A state tournament at Wichita’s Koch Arena as the No. 1 seed, expecting to do big things while riding a 19-game winning streak. This year’s team .

  • Stenberg signs with Benedictine

    There were times in Alex Stenberg’s high school track and field career that left her wanting to hang it up. The senior pole vaulter missed parts of three different seasons while battling a rash of injuries, including a broken .


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