• Hartford Hill to add 500 to 600 homes to city’s west side

    Construction on a major new development project in Manhattan is set to begin next year. Plans for the 320-acre site — located northwest of Grand Mere and Colbert Hills and previously used for grazing land — include around 212 acres of low- to .

  • County right to seek repeal of tax lid

    Here’s hoping members of the Riley County Commission remain committed to seeking repeal of the local property tax lid that the Kansas Legislature approved in June. That action was an unnecessary provision in a bill raising sales and cigarette .

  • MHS soccer beats Wichita South, 5-0 Mhssoccer18.mercury

    Playing at Bishop Stadium against Wichita South, recent history would suggest the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team would beat its opponent handily on Tuesday evening. That was eventually the case in a 5-0 Manhattan win, but the pesky Titans kept .

  • ‘Everest’ offers considerable adventure for non-climbers G.w.clift1

    Everybody knows Sir Edmund Hillary said he climbed Mount Everest “Because it is there.” Except that the first conqueror of the mountain didn’t say that. It was something English climber George Mallory said. And he died trying to reach .

  • Education and wishful thinking

    Kansas education officials recently released a report that indicates a majority of the state’s public school students are not academically prepared for college, according to scores on standardized English and mathematics tests given last spring. Inevitably, the calls for .

  • Indians fifth at Topeka West invitational

    Bolstered by a pair of strong performances in singles, the Manhattan High girls’ tennis team took fifth place at the 10-team Topeka West Invitational on Tuesday afternoon. Singles players Cathy Lei and Lexi Bieker each lost their first match of .

  • City investigating possible violations at two apartment complexes 1117n11th.mercury

    Perhaps it was just a bit of poor wording, a simple misunderstanding between client and real estate agent. There could be a less-generous interpretation, however, and that possibility has spurred city officials into investigating whether Manhattan’s zoning codes were .

  • Ex-KSU student gets nearly 8 years in steroid case

    A former K-State student was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly eight years in prison for possessing anabolic steroids, and the man’s recalcitrance drew harsh words from Riley County District Judge John Bosch. Grant Hamel, 23, was one of four people .

  • Ruptured gas line leads to evacuation

    A natural gas line rupture led to the evacuation of six homes Tuesday afternoon in Manhattan. Manhattan Fire Department Chief Scott French said firefighters were dispatched to 916 Pottawatomie Ave. at 2:44 p.m. after workers from Westar Energy accidentally ruptured the 2.

  • Cantele kicking with a clear head Cantele.mercury

    Jokes were made at his expense. Many were personal. And due to the nature of social media, just about all of them were anonymous. Yet Jack Cantele isn’t holding a grudge. Instead of running from public criticism — some of .

  • K-State ties for third in Missouri

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Kansas State women’s golf team jumped up two spots to finish in a tie for third following the final round of the Johnie Imes Invitational at The Club at Old Hawthorne on Tuesday. The Wildcats finished .

  • Lanie Page to miss basketball season

    Former Wamego High standout Lanie Page won’t play for the Kansas State women’s basketball team this season. A K-State official confirmed on Wednesday that Page will redshirt for the 2015-16 season due to an injury she reportedly sustained .


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