• Officials evacuate area of Pottawatomie Avenue for gas leak

    Manhattan Fire Department officials evacuated residents within a quarter-mile radius of 916 Pottawatomie Ave. on Tuesday afternoon because of a gas line break. Officials responded to a report of a natural gas line rupture just before 3 p.m. They asked residents .


    Melvin G. Suther, 85, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Manhattan. Visitation is Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Padden Funeral Chapel in Frankfort. Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m., Tuesday, at Annunciation Catholic Church .


    Anna Fay Larson, 97, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at Stonybrook Retirement Community. The family provided some of the following information. Anna Fay (Renfro) Larson was born in McAllister, Oklahoma, on Feb. 2, 1918, the daughter of the late Liza (Mosco) Renfro and .


    Joe Lee Zabel, 88, of Westmoreland, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at his daughter’s home near Fostoria. The family provided some of the following information. Joe was a lifelong resident of Westmoreland. He was born Dec. 18, 1926, in Westmoreland, the son of Cleveland .

  • Snyder: K-State improved during bye week

    After avoiding a near disaster against Louisiana Tech 10 days ago — needing three overtimes to win — the bye week seemed to come at just the right time for Kansas State. The bye week gave the Wildcats a chance to improve and .

  • Wildcats land 4-star swingman

    Kansas State got its first commitment in the 2016 class on Monday when small forward Xavier Sneed picked the Wildcats over a number of other offers. The 6-foot-5, 180-pound swingman from Hazelwood Central (Florissant, Mo.) is ranked No. 92 in the Rivals 150, .

  • A decent man, a so-so leader

    House Speaker John Boehner, who on Friday stunned Washington, D.C., with his announcement that he would leave Congress at the end of next month, is nothing if not conservative — a mainstream conservative with a solid grasp of reality. Yet .

  • Hundreds gather at K-State for rare lunar event Moon.mercury

    It’s not often the K-State physics department draws hundreds of students, citizens and families to the campus on a Sunday night. Then again, it’s also not often those guests have a chance see a lunar eclipse coincide with .

  • County to raise Skyway speed

    The speed limit on Skyway Drive will soon increase by at least 10 mph. The Riley County Commission gave its input Monday about the upcoming change when the road switches from Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) property to county property. The .

  • MAC’s production of ‘Shrek’ a charming spectacle Ben.nyberg

    This past Friday, opening night for the Manhattan Arts Center’s 2015-16 theater season, found the Grosh performance hall packed with patrons of all ages, predictably more than the usual number of toddlers among them. As their happy shrieks seemed .

  • Teen riding for MS charity Neighbor.mercury

    Manhattan High School junior Isabel Dritz rode her bike to school on Monday morning, just like she does most school days. Every morning and afternoon, she takes the 20-minute ride from Virginia Drive to the high school. “It’s a .

  • Dagger Brigade cases colors ahead of deployment Colors.mercury

    FORT RILEY — Col. Miles Brown said Monday the 1st Infantry Division’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team is “on point for the nation” at a casing ceremony ahead of a nine-month deployment to Kuwait. About 4,000 troops in the “Dagger Brigade” .


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