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  • KASB to assist in super search

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will receive assistance in its search for a new superintendent and could start interviewing candidates as soon as mid-January. The board unanimously approved entering into a contract with Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) at its .

  • 2 juveniles reach plea agreements in robberies

    Two juveniles involved in a series of robberies that led to a lockdown of the Kansas State University campus in September will soon be sentenced after reaching plea agreements with prosecutors. Janir Isais Vega, 17, originally was charged as a juvenile .

  • KSU named state’s first ‘bike-friendly’ campus

    K-State is a good place for cyclists, according to one national group. The university has been named a “bicycle-friendly university” by the League of American Bicyclists, according to a press release Thursday. It’s the first campus in Kansas to .

  • Myers named 1st team all-state

    Manhattan High’s Macie Myers was one of six golfers named to the Class 6A all-state first team last week. Myers joined Centennial League rivals Madison Roether (Junction City) and Rachel Stous (Topeka High) on the first team. All three .

  • ‘Goosebumps’ is a lot more fun than it is scary Christopher.conner1

    In the genre of young horror books, few authors have achieved the ubiquity of R.L. Stein with the “Goosebumps” series. From the popular novels and the multi-season TV series, “Goosebumps” uses supernatural terror and disarming humor to tell stories .

  • From the bureau of far-fetched ideas…

    Forty-three million dollars would be a nice lottery haul for just about any American, but it’s a relative pittance in the Defense Department budget. The sum would likely be even less conspicuous if sequestration hadn’t cut into the .

  • Downzoning will protect the area east of City Park

    To the Editor: I would like to urge the City Commission to support the proposed downzoning of the neighborhood east of City Park. The interests of landlords there will be sufficiently protected by grandfathering. However, no one has so far .

  • Lack of Social Security COLA makes life harder for seniors

    To the Editor: I am writing to express my deep disappointment in the recent announcement that there will not be a cost-of-living increase for Social Security beneficiaries next year. As health-care costs continue to rise, the strain on seniors like .

  • Food, utility costs have increased since last year

    To the Editor: On Oct. 15, the Mercury published the article, “Government: No benefit hike for Social Security next year,” which stated that the main reason for no increase in benefits was “low gas prices.” Explain to those individuals in nursing .

  • Symphony will focus on Latin music

    TOPEKA — The Topeka Symphony will perform “Music of Latin America” as part of its “Worlds Away” 70th season on Saturday in White Concert Hall on the Washburn University campus.  The 7:30 p.m. program will be led by the Topeka .


    Karen Delores (Keefover) Sisk, 78, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, at her home. The family provided some of the following information. Karen died under the loving care of her husband with the help of Homecare and Hospice. She was born in .

  • Cats look for more progress vs. Tigers

    There were plenty of nerves last Friday, but the Kansas State men’s basketball team got through its first exhibition game with a 80-42 win over Emporia State. As the Wildcats look toward a second exhibition on Friday against Fort .


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