• County funds up $3.5M from 2014

    Budget numbers are looking good in Riley County so far this year, according to reports from the treasurer’s office, board of health and budget and planning committee. Riley County treasurer Shilo Heger told commissioners Thursday that county funds, totaling .

  • Bridge pier put to use after years of waiting Bridge2.mercury

    After nearly two decades of informally greeting visitors with nothing, a bridge pier within the next few weeks officially will greet motorists entering Manhattan on Highway 177.  On Wednesday afternoon, Kolde Construction of St. Marys began pouring concrete into forms atop .

  • Majority of board members voice frustrations at meeting

    Simmering frustration boiled over during the Manhattan-Ogden school board work session Wednesday night. What appeared beforehand to be a fairly routine meeting didn’t reach the Pledge of Allegiance before a majority of USD 383 board members spoke out against the .

  • Joel Edgerton’s ‘The Gift’ pick of October DVD releases G.w.clift1

    Movie fans who buy or rent DVD versions of recent films will find some interesting titles fresh out this month. “Avengers 2, Age of Ultron” makes its debut on home-viewing media, so you can take Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson .

  • Arraignment set for man in Ogden shooting case

    More than a week after the preliminary hearing was held, Riley County District Judge David Stutzman has decided there’s enough evidence to arraign Fort Riley man accused of voluntary manslaughter for trial — except now he’ll face a charge .

  • Alcohol, prescription pills caused man’s July death

    An autopsy report said a combination of alcohol and prescription drugs caused the July death of a Manhattan man. The body of Robert Griffith, 54, was found July 27 in his 2007 Cadillac Escalade in the parking lot of a Dillon’s grocery .

  • State should accept Medicaid expansion

    The question of expanding Medicaid in Kansas is complicated, what with insurance coverage of some 150,000 low-income Kansans and the financial health of at least some of the state’s hospitals just some of the factors at stake. But a proposal .

  • Indians prep for rivalry game vs. Blue Jays

    Year to year, the players change, but the stakes stay the same. The Manhattan High football team will host Junction City Friday night at Bishop Stadium with not just the Silver Trophy on the line, but also a shot at .

  • Fort Riley soldier killed in crash

    A Fort Riley soldier was killed early Thursday morning in a crash on U.S. Highway 77 that closed the road for several hours. Kansas Department of Transportation spokesman David Greiser said the accident involved pickup truck and semi-truck a half-mile .

  • KSU child development center receives five-year accreditation

    The nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals has once again recognized Kansas State University’s Center for Child Development with its prestigious accreditation. The center recently received notice of reaccreditation from the National Association for the Education of .

  • Researchers uncover new genetic markers for wheat improvement

    Kansas State University wheat scientists have completed the first study of a chromosome in a tertiary gene pool and have called it a breakthrough in exploring wheat wild relatives for future crop improvement. Their study, “Exploring the tertiary gene pool .

  • K-State Theatre opens season with ‘Eurydice’

    K-State Theatre opens season with love story ‘Eurydice’ based on Greek mythology Kansas State University’s K-State Theatre will open the 2015-2016 season with Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice,” based on the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. “Eurydice” will .


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