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  • Cox Communications drops Topeka’s WIBW from lineup

    A Topeka CBS affiliate is no longer carried by a cable company serving Manhattan after the station and cable operator failed to reach a fee agreement on Tuesday. Channel 13 WIBW-TV and the associated channel 11, MeTV, are no longer available for .

  • Starnes resigns as Riley County school district superintendent

    Riley County USD 378 Superintendent Brad Starnes has announced his resignation. Starnes, 57, of Riley, said Tuesday the main reason for his resignation is that he’s eligible for retirement benefits under the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. Starnes said he hasn’.

  • Hearing set for man in robbery case

    A Manhattan man accused of stealing marijuana in a July incident will have a preliminary hearing in February. Ty Suggs, 21, 1230 Colorado St., appeared Tuesday in Riley County Court with his attorney Brenda Jordan in front of Judge William Malcolm. Jordan .

  • Commission considers changing food truck policy

    Food trucks in Manhattan is still a controversial issue more than four years after the last attempt of allowing them. The Manhattan City Commission considered the idea of food trucks during its meeting Tuesday. The idea previously came up in 2010, .

  • Recent KSU grad McKee files for city commission race

    Jerred McKee, a recent Kansas State University graduate, on Tuesday became the second Manhattan City Commission candidate in April’s election. McKee worked as the campaign director for former Manhattan mayor Jim Sherow, who ran for U.S. Congress against .

  • State panel right to moderate proposals

    Local control of school matters won a couple of small victories Tuesday when the state’s school efficiency task force decided not to recommend limiting teacher negotiations and called for the Legislature to fund annual audits of school districts if .

  • Actual science disproves claims of warming alarmists

    To the Editor: I wanted to express some observations on the letters by Mr. Hayes and Mr. Warren, who responded to Mr. Kramer’s letter on corrupt climate science. It seems obvious to me that neither of the two actually .

  • Indians edge Seaman to stay perfect

    TOPEKA — After playing three of four games at home to start the season, first-year head coach Benji George warned his team how much more difficult games on the road can be in the Centennial League. It was into the second .

  • MHS girls lose for the first time

    TOPEKA — Manhattan head coach Scott Mall knew Seaman post Tatyana Legette would be a handful Tuesday night in a road matchup with the Vikings. Legette managed to exceed even those lofty expectations in a 72-63 Seaman victory, scoring 30 points and .

  • 2014 was better for live theater than films G.w.clift1

    In most respects, 2014 was a mighty good year in the Manhattan area for those who like the performing arts. Consider the live shows produced within an easy drive of Twelfth and Moro. I saw memorable and amusing performances in K-State’.

  • Burkholder steps down at Wamego

    Just weeks after being named The Mercury’s All-Flint Hills Coach of the Year for 2014, Wamego’s Dale Burkholder has announced he is stepping down as head football coach after four years at the helm. Burkholder helped turn around a .

  • Rock Creek boys edge Falcons, 63-57

    At Riley, the Mustangs held on to win, 63-57, Tuesday night, using a strong third quarter to take the lead for good despite the best efforts of a hot-shooting Riley County squad. The Falcons led 32-31 at halftime, but were .





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