• Climate change’s effects on agriculture will affect us

    To the Editor: At its very roots, Kansas State University has existed to provide information and education on issues important to people in Kansas and beyond. That’s what land-grant universities do, and we’re pretty good at it. On .


    Helen Gertrude Hall Fairbanks, 97, of Manhattan, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Nov. 19, 1917, in Topeka, the daughter of Frank Rueben Hall and Gertrude Amelia .


    Carl Joseph Weisbender, 79, of St. George, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at the Onaga Health and Rehab Center in Onaga. The family provided some of the following information. Carl was born May 4, 1936, to Alphonse and Violet (Kramer) Weisbender in Manhattan. He attended .


    Anna Rose Van Valkenburgh Johnson, 95, of Blue Rapids, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. The family provided some of the following information. Anna Rose was born on a farm west of Blue Rapids on Sept. 21, 1920, .


    Doyle D. Rahjes, 84, of Phillips County, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society in Alma, Nebraska. The family provided some of the following information. Doyle was born Oct. 17, 1930, in Phillips County, the son of August and Leona Blanche (White) .

  • Former city attorney Bill Raymond indicted on child pornography charges

    Bill Raymond, the former city attorney for Manhattan, has been indicted on federal charges of distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced Tuesday. A federal grand jury charged Raymond, 53, Andover, with three counts of distributing child pornography and .

  • Cook’s status still uncertain for No. 2 Horned Frogs

    Kody Cook might have been Kansas State’s fifth-string quarterback, but the wide receiver looked more than capable of running the Wildcats’ offense during Saturday’s heartbreaking 36-34 loss at Oklahoma State. Whether or not Cook will return to quarterback .

  • Police say vehicle burglaries on rise

    Vehicle burglaries have increased recently in Riley County, though the number of property crimes overall is down, said RCPD Captain Josh Kyle during Monday’s county commission meeting. Kyle said officers have been receiving more reports than usual of vehicle .

  • Man gets 44 days in 2014 bicycle death

    A Rossville man on Monday was sentenced to 44 days in jail for killing a Manhattan bicyclist in June 2014. Derik Kesler, 33, struck and killed bicyclist Mark Jilka, 49, Manhattan, with a 2007 Dodge pickup in June 2014. The crash happened on Kansas Highway 177, 3 miles .

  • City to consider adding Hartford Hill to plan

    The Manhattan City Commission will consider Tuesday amending the city’s comprehensive plan to incorporate the Hartford Hill Master Plan. The plan, dated September 2015, is for the 320-acre site northwest of Grand Mere and Colbert Hills. The proposed land uses .

  • Woman’s love of travel, culture endures Neighbor1.mercury

    Pat Embers was 27 years old when she decided it was time for her to move to Europe for the second time. This time around, she would take a boat. “I just had a travel bug in me, and I wanted .

  • Arand pleads guilty to murder

    A Belvue man on Monday pleaded guilty to killing his uncle in Pottawatomie County District Court. Christopher Arand entered the plea on the day his jury trial was scheduled to begin. Instead, Arand admitted to killing his uncle, Larry Arand, .


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