• Worker transported for electrical shock Lifewatch.mercury

    A construction worker received an electric shock Wednesday while working on a roofing site in Junction City. The man was transported from the scene by ambulance and transfered to a helicopter at 12:10 p.m. for medical treatment. Officials said burn .

  • U.S. should accept more Syrian refugees

    The United States, which has long welcomed immigrants seeking a better life, seems to be sitting out the refugee crisis inundating Europe. That should change. The war in Syria has generated some 4 million refugees, and conflicts elsewhere in the Middle .

  • JCPD arrests 3 juveniles in property damage case

    Junction City police have arrested three teenagers in connection with more than 100 reports of vehicles’ windows being shot out in the city during the holiday weekend. Police arrested two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old and charged them with 121 counts of damage .

  • Dialog interrupts action in ‘Transporter: Refueled’ G.w.clift1

    There’s a new French movie in town. Regular movie-goers know this can only mean one thing: Luc Besson’s crowd has hired an English or American star to drive and brawl along the streets of Europe. In this case, .

  • Couple’s protest an attempt to regain custody of children

    A small group protesting outside the Riley County Courthouse this week is part of an attempt by one couple to regain custody of their children. Amelia and Raymond Schwab have been sitting outside the courthouse daily since Saturday. Raymond said .

  • MHS golfers win in Salina

    The Manhattan High girls’ golf team won the 12-team Salina Central Invitational Tuesday afternoon at Salina Municipal Golf Course. The Indians edged out Salina Central by 12 strokes to finish first in the nine-hole tournament, finishing with a team score of 174. .

  • Indians take second at Topeka quad

    The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team took second place at a quadrangular meet in Topeka Tuesday afternoon, winning eight of 12 matches. The Indians finished second behind Shawnee Heights, which went 9-3 on the day, though Manhattan gave the T-Birds two .

  • Does Big 12 understand its sportsmanship code?

    To the Editor: Let me see whether I have the Big 12 Conference’s new sports-manship code straight. The KSU band is being sanctioned for a violation of the code “related to… the depiction of a mascot from a team other .

  • Tracz a man of integrity who deserves far better

    To the Editor: In one of the best movies ever made, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” there is a line that essentially says, “Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.”  I don’t know Frank Tracz personally, .


    Gene W. Grey, 83, “the father of U.S. urban forestry,” died peacefully at his home in Frisco (Dallas), Texas, on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. Mr. Grey was the youngest of William “Bill” Sumner Grey .


    Shannon Colleen (McKeeman) Chebultz, 45, of Manhattan, died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. She was born July 9, 1970, in Manhattan. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Roberts officiating. Interment will follow in .


    Madeline Grosse, 75, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina. She was born on Feb. 24, 1940, in Concordia, to Isaac L. & Josephine A. (Winsett) Briggs. She is survived by her husband, Ben, Concordia; daughter, Corey Grosse, Manhattan; son, Frank .


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