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  • Carnival rides, games set stage for Fourth of July party Carnival3.mercury

    Being the guy in the dunk tank may not be the most pleasant job, but it can be rewarding after the fact. Travis Hardenburger, a Wamego Middle School teacher and coach, volunteered to fill that role for a two-hour shift .

  • Police detain man after chase

    A police chase following a reported shooting turned into a brief manhunt Thursday morning in Riley and Pottawatomie counties before authorities located the alleged shooter. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a man firing a weapon .

  • Board wary of using full tax authority

    On the first day of the 2016 fiscal year, the Manhattan-Ogden school board members narrowed down some options for their next budget. Board members reached a consensus to not use all the voter-approved taxing authority for the district’s local option .

  • Celebrating Independence Day with fireworks, music and more

    Celebrate another year of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness with these area celebrations. Start your morning with the Solar Kiwanis Club of Manhattan Annual Pancake Feed Fundraiser from 7:30-11 a.m. Saturday at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park.  .

  • Kansas cutting local funding for community corrections

    Riley County Community Corrections director Shelly Williams said her department is losing about $10,000 in state funding next year. Williams told Riley County commissioners on Thursday she recently received notice of the cuts, which will take effect in the 2016 fiscal year. .

  • Sheriff: 3 rapes reported at Country Stampede

    Twenty-seven people were arrested while attending the Country Stampede music festival last week at Tuttle Creek State Park, according to numbers from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office — down slightly from the 29 people who were arrested at the event in 2014. .

  • Police arrest Manhattan man for sending obscene images

    Police arrested a Manhattan man Wednesday after he allegedly sent obscene images of a woman to another man to lure him to a parking lot, then threatened him and damaged his vehicle. Riley County police arrested Richard Leon Thomas, 35, 6136 Anderson .

  • Who gets top billing on new $10 bill?

    A woman’s portrait will grace some of America’s paper money no later than 2020. That’s good, both because it’s long overdue and because 2020 happens to be the 100th anniversary of the 20th Amendment, which gave women the .

  • On Independence Day, let’s celebrate America’s ideals

    To the Editor: July 4, 1776 … On that day 239 years ago, our ancestors declared independence from Great Britain. They wanted to have ideals and principles that were just and fair to all individuals. As citizens of the United States, we must uphold .

  • Wamego was a great home for Thai exchange student

    To the Editor: Hi! My name is Tahm Wattan-avekin. I am an AFS exchange student from Thailand and nicknamed “Putter” because my dad plays golf. My older brothers are nicknamed Tee and Birdie. I live in Bangkok, the capital; it .

  • Prepare for holiday bang at Kiwanis pancake feed

    Start the Fourth of July celebration with a bang and a full stomach! The Solar Kiwanis’ annual pancake feed will be from 7:30 to 11 a.m. this Saturday at Pottorf Hall on the Riley County fairgrounds. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 .

  • The dogs are pretty good actors in familiar ‘Max’ G.w.clift1

    Susan Orlean has a new book out about Rin Tin Tin. She tells how an American soldier found a German shepherd puppy on a battlefield in 1918 and how the dog went on to Hollywood stardom. But even if we didn’.





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