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  • Delton begins practicing, McDaniel out for season 05 delton, alex - mug.mercury

    Kansas State lost two of its top three quarterbacks after just a handful of plays to start the season — starter Jesse Ertz after only two plays in the opener and freshman backup Alex Delton in the closing minutes of Week 2 .

  • Stidham next in Baylor QB line that began with RG3

    From Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III to record-setting Nick Florence to two-time Big 12 champion Bryce Petty and Seth Russell, Baylor quarterbacks have thrived in coach Art Briles’ big-play system. Next up is freshman Jarrett Stidham. His turn as starter .

  • City cites athletics revenue for falling sales tax receipts

    Manhattan’s sales tax revenue dropped nearly 15 percent in October from the same time last year. The city received $892,303 in sales tax revenue, according to the October sales tax report, which reflects the last three weeks of September and the .

  • K-State researchers working to stop deadly swine virus

    Kansas State University researchers are studying swine nutrition and grain science in an attempt to stop a virus blamed for the death of 8 million pigs in 2014. The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, also known as PEDv, was not discovered in American .

  • Fenix soldiers returning to Fort Riley

    About 120 soldiers are returning to Fort Riley this week after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. Company F, part of the 1st Infantry Division’s 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, deployed to provide reconnaissance, surveillance and air power support to ground forces .

  • Retreat to focus on preschool space, superintendent search

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will discuss early childhood education programs and hiring a new superintendent during its fall retreat this week. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at College Hill Preschool, 2600 Kimball Ave. The retreat is open to the .

  • Longtime KSU supporter Fred Merrill dies at 91

    A longtime Kansas State University supporter and donor has died. Fred Leon Merrill, 91, of Mission Hills, died Oct. 20. He graduated from K-State in 1949 with a degree in milling science. He joined ADM Milling Company in 1965, and eventually rose to president. .

  • Residents voice concern with rural roads

    Rural roads near Wamego are hazardous, a group of concerned citizens told Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday. With the growing number of subdivisions northwest of the community, traffic, speeding and low visibility due to dust have made travel on the narrow .

  • Commissioners approve road improvement projects

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday approved several agreements for road improvement projects in the southwest portion of the county. The commission approved an agreement with BG Consultants for $15,500 to prepare grant applications for two projects under KDOT’s Transportation Alternatives Grant .

  • Whitney back strong for MHS after health scare Soccer.mercury

    In a high school soccer program, and especially at Manhattan High, it’s unusual for a team to carry three goalkeepers that don’t play any other positions. Even if you split playing time into two halves, there aren’t .

  • ‘Pan’ misses mark as part of Peter Pan franchise Christopher.conner1

    “Pan” is not quite a prequel to the well-known story of Peter Pan. It would be better classified as the first in a trilogy, with the middle film still missing. Instead of the pointy-eared, elfish-looking Peter, “Pan” stars Levi Miller .

  • Scrutiny of pasture burning intensifies

    Area ranchers probably hope Riley County Commissioner Bob Boyd is wrong, but they also should know better than to ignore his warning at Monday’s commission meeting. During a discussion of pasture burning, the Environmental Protection Agency and air quality .


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