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  • WILMA FORSBERG

    Wilma Mae Forsberg, 84, of Riley, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on Jan. 2, 1930, in Eagleville, Mo. The family will greet friends during a visitation on Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the .

  • Finney on Rimington watch list 66 finney, bj - mug.phatch

    Kansas State senior offensive lineman B.J. Finney was one of 66 players nationally to be named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, the award’s committee announced Tuesday. For the third straight season, Finney is a candidate for .

  • Monday night storms cause downed power lines, outages 24.phatch

    Thunderstorms moving through the Riley County area Monday night knocked out power to hundreds of residents and left behind a wake of damage for emergency personnel to clear. Downed power lines on U.S. Highway 24 required officials to close the .

  • Commission proposes .432-mill increase

    Riley County commissioners wrapped up 2015 budget work sessions Monday afternoon and reached a consensus on a mill levy increase of .432 mills. A mill is $1 in tax for every $1,000 in assessed, taxable property value. The proposed increase puts the county levy .

  • Lightning strike starts house fire causing $122,000 in damage

    A lightning strike caused a house fire Monday night, resulting in $122,000 in damages to the home. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched at 9:35 p.m. to 2720 Stone Valley Drive for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, crews found .

  • Moser named executive editor Megan.moser1

    Megan Moser has been named executive editor of The Manhattan Mercury. Moser will lead The Mercury’s newsroom, including news reporters, editors, designers, photographers and the sports department. She had been doing that job on an interim basis since the .

  • Museum’s first artist-in-residence explores human/animal interaction 070814 calderkamin 008.phatch

    The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art will have its first-ever artist-in-residence this week. Calder Kamin of Kansas City, Mo., will be at the museum today through Thursday for the Beach’s Open AIR (Artist-in-Residence) program at which people can .

  • Residential construction still rising

    Residential construction continues to flourish in Pottawatomie County. Zoning Administrator Gregg Webster told county commissioners Monday that building permits issued for new dwellings totaled 63 through the first six months of 2014––the highest number in at least the past five years. .

  • Junction City man sentenced to 5 years for child pornography

    A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Junction City man to 63 months, or more than five years, in prison on a charge of accessing child pornography with intent to view. Scott Deppish, 43, had previously pleaded guilty to the charge, according .

  • This ‘Tammy’ is not in any way memorable G.w.clift1

    During the showing of the new movie “Tammy” that I attended, my companion told me the film was “tedious.” On reflection, I think a better word to describe this new screen comedy is “forgettable.” Here we are in the season .

  • Two K-State students earn Fulbright awards

    Kansas State University is continuing its legacy of producing Fulbright award winners to represent the United States. Adam Miller, a May 2012 master’s degree graduate in Spanish second language acquisition, Overland Park, is a 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. student grant .

  • Taking smartphone break improves employee well-being, research finds

    Want to be more productive and happier during the workday? Try taking a short break to text a friend, play “Angry Birds” or check Facebook on your smartphone, according to Kansas State University research. In his latest research, Sooyeol Kim, .





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