• Gravel dust on roads raises safety concerns

    Pottawatomie County’s new public works director addressed the issue of heavy traffic and excessive dust on gravel roads along the U.S. Highway 24 corridor Monday. After hearing a plea to the county commission last week for safety measures on .

  • Office renovation, fee hike on board’s agenda

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider accepting a bid to renovate the office for the Amanda Arnold Elementary childcare program at its next meeting. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. The board will .

  • MHS Alumni Association to add 3 to wall

    The Manhattan High School Alumni Association has selected three graduates — an Air Force commander, a playwright and a musician — for induction into the school’s wall of fame. Jim Kyle, Richard Broadhurst and Matt Betton Jr. will be formally inducted .

  • Fort Riley to honor Vietnam veterans at ceremony

    Fort Riley plans to give Vietnam veterans the welcome home they may not have received when they returned from battle decades ago. The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will host a Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony at 11 a.m. .

  • What’s going on at the intersection of 11th and Fremont streets? 12thfreemont.mercury

    Q: What’s going on at 11th and Fremont? A: A lot of stuff is happening. The city is placing a traffic signal at the intersection at 11th and Fremont streets. City engineer Brian Johnson said the intersection was a .

  • Alma man arrested for trying to steal Gator at sewer plant

    An Alma man was arrested Sunday after he tried to steal a John Deere Gator utility vehicle from the Manhattan Wastewater Treatment Plant. Officers from the Riley County Police Department and Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department responded to the plant, 1201 .

  • Seaton: Royals saved fantasy camp for generation of loyal fans Ned seaton

    Nearly nine years ago, as I walked back to the clubhouse for the last time in my dirt-stained Kansas City Royals uniform, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for the generations to come. I was winding up a week .

  • MHS girls set pace in cross country

    We don’t often have the pleasure of writing about champions in consecutive issues, but the past few days have been more memorable than most. The day before the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets in the World .

  • For creative holiday ideas, enjoy McCain Home Tour

    To the Editor, The holidays are just around the corner, and so is the 2015 McCain Holiday Home Tour. This popular community event, set for Sunday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., is a biennial fundraiser for McCain Auditorium and .

  • Our ability to destroy may wreck our ability to survive

    Our ability to destroy may wreck our ability to survive To the Editor: When we arrive in this world, we bring nothing but ourselves. When we depart we take nothing, but we leave the residue of our lives. For many, .

  • ‘Our Brand’ isn’t as amusing as it should be G.w.clift1

    Folks headed into the theater to see the new movie “Our Brand is Crisis” need to know two things that they probably won’t have heard. One is that the title comes from an old complaint about newspapers and broadcast .

  • DWIGHT W. McCLURE

    Dwight Wesley “Deek” McClure, 80, of Topeka, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. Dwight passed away peacefully surrounded by family. He was born Sept. 20, 1935, in Manhattan, to Ulis Vaughn McClure and Stella (Bach) .





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