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  • New owner working to fill empty space at Plaza West

    Plaza West Shopping Center’s new owner has some space to fill. Lane4 Property Group, based in Kansas City, Missouri, purchased the property from S&S Development of Manhattan last month. Lane4 has begun advertising that space is available. .

  • Louisville man in custody after Thursday foot chase

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s department arrested a Louisville man after a brief foot chase on Thursday. James Wilson, 43, ran away in the area of Elm Slough Road in rural Wamego as sheriff’s Lt. Chris Schmidt attempted to serve .

  • Area ghost towns a reminder of the many ways cities fade away Irving2.mercury

    As Halloween approaches, so too comes peak spookiness, with haunted houses and hayrides atop the list for people seeking a frighteningly good time. And while there’s a certain joy to be found in the spine-tingling unease about what monstrous .

  • Firebirds finish strong, beat Indians 31-14

    LAWRENCE — As the Manhattan High football team huddled up on the sideline following the end of the third quarter Friday night, momentum was on its side. Quarterback Ian Trapp had just tied the game with a 62-yard touchdown run and .

  • Stories of spooky creatures provide perfect Halloween reading

    “Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales” is not an ordinary collection of spooky stories. A quick read of these stories will never do. The monsters within won’t let you off the hook that easily. Before jumping in, you .

  • Romance unfolds within WWII-era perfume industry

    “Scent of Triumph” is a good story, a tale of love and loss and, as the title suggests, triumph during World War II. It would be a terrific book but for the generous dose of Harlequinesque romancing. Doubtless that’s .

  • Bring diversity to your reading list at the public library Librarian.amber.keck

    The act of reading is a beautiful thing to observe. Different people have different motives and end goals when they participate in reading. For some, it is done in order to gain knowledge and facts. For others, reading is a .

  • Cats’ losing streak reaches four games Kstatecolor.mercury

    AUSTIN, Texas — Kansas State held Texas to just one second-half touchdown, but it still was not enough to overcome the Wildcats’ lingering offensive woes as the Longhorns came away with a 23-9 victory Saturday at a drenched Texas Memorial Stadium. .

  • Falcons hold off Minneapolis in 53-31 win Riley5and6tackle.mercury

    RILEY — When the momentum quickly shifted the other direction, Riley County might have been experiencing a slight case of déjà vu on Friday against Minneapolis. But after allowing the Lions to trim a 41-14 lead down to a 10-point .

  • K-State sweeps Texas Tech

    LUBBOCK, Texas — The Kansas State volleyball team used its offense early and defense late to earn its second straight road win with a sweep of Texas Tech (25-20, 26-24, 25-19) on Saturday at the United Supermarkets Arena. The Wildcats (12-8, 4.

  • Fictionalized biography explores role of art in British provinces during World War I

    In 1914, Thomas Maggs, a young local lad, and Mac, a visiting Scot, ramble along the Suffolk coast. Strangers when the story opens, the two meet and build on shared experiences and interests — they both have a twisted foot and significant .

  • MHS volleyball heading back to state

    After missing the Class 6A state tournament last season, the Manhattan High volleyball team is heading back to Topeka. The Indians advanced through their sub-state bracket with straight-set wins over Lawrence Free State and Wichita East Saturday afternoon at Washburn .


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