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  • Riley County edges Rock Creek, 36-34 Riley1.mercury

    Staff reports RILEY — Despite scoring 22 straight points before Rock Creek even got on the board Friday night, Riley County was forced to hang for a 36-34 victory over the visiting Mustangs at Hal Prichard Stadium. Rock Creek outscored Riley County 20.

  • Manhattan sweeps Junction City invite

    The Manhattan High cross country teams swept the Junction City Invitational on Saturday, with both the boys’ and girls’ teams taking first. The MHS boys took four of the top eight spots with five in the top 15 to finished with 31 .

  • Clay Center beats Red Raiders

    At Wamego, the Red Raiders led by seven in the first quarter but played catch up the rest of the night, as Clay Center edged Wamego, 27-19, at the Wamego Sports Complex. Quarterback Dillon Blain scored the game’s first .

  • Valley Heights 34, Valley Falls 30

    At Blue Rapids, Valley Heights picked up an important district win on Friday in a home contest with Valley Falls. The Mustangs finally won a tight game, picking up their first win of the season. Individual statistics were not available .

  • Axtell 30, Frankfort 24

    At Axtell, the Wildcats dropped their third game in the last four in a narrow loss to Axtell. Frankfort opens district play at 0-1 with the loss. Individual statistics were not available from this contest. The Wildcats go on the .


    Helen Gertrude Hall Fairbanks, 97, of Topeka, 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 .


    Margaret L. Heptig, 85, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. Services are pending with the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation in Manhattan..

  • Pike Valley 56, Blue Valley 6

    At Randolph, the Blue Valley Rams suffered another loss in a game that ended at halftime on Friday. Individual statistics were not available from this contest..

  • Simmons Company owner gets MAI designation

    Bill Lansdowne, owner of The Simmons Company, has been awarded the Appraisal Institute’s MAI designation. There are about 5,650 real estate appraisal professionals who hold the MAI designation worldwide. Current requirements an appraiser must fulfill to receive the MAI designation: .

  • Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, October 5, 2015 9:00   Ball, Ralph   Status (15 TR 1010 DUI)  BCF   III 9:00   Bulk, Justin   Status/PLEA (15 CR 538 Poss. of DP)  JWG   III 9:00   Branam, Demarco   SENTENCING (15 CR 176 Fail to Reg, Veh Burg, etc)  .

  • Bilberry receives leadership scholarship

    Linda Bilberry of Garden City, a junior in agribusiness at Kansas State University, has been awarded the David and Susan Barton Cooperative Leadership Scholarship through the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center and the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University. .

  • Leiszler Oil president elected state association president

    Alison Leiszler Bridges, executive president and chief operating officer of Leiszler Oil Company Inc., was elected president of the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association of Kansas (PMCA of Kansas). This happened during the association’s 101st Annual Convention on .


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