• Author details father’s Cold War experience in Soviet captivity Speaker.mercury

    With Hollywood bringing the 1960 U-2 incident to life in theaters this week, a Cold War expert shared a more personal account of the event at K-State’s Alumni Center Wednesday evening. Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies” tells the story .

  • School briefly evacuated after report of gas smell Tr.mercury

    Faculty evacuated Theodore Roosevelt Elementary because of a reported a gas leak about 10 a.m. Thursday, principal Andrea Tiede said at the scene. “We don’t have any students here today because of conferences, so count your blessings,” Tiede said .

  • Fort Riley’s ghost tours to showcase post’s history

    Anyone looking for a spooky experience this Friday can head over to Fort Riley, where residents and visitors will have an opportunity to learn about the post’s rich history and its buildings most ancient occupants. The annual Fort Riley .

  • Indians essentially in must-win game on Friday

    After a difficult loss to Topeka High last week to start district play, the Manhattan High football team is fully aware of the importance of Friday’s game at Lawrence Free State. A loss to the Firebirds doesn’t eliminate .

  • Game 5, maybe series, turned on one pitch Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Thousands of baseball games have turned on one pitch. It happened to the Royals on Wednesday, pushing the American League Championship Series back to Kauffman Stadium with Kansas City still up 3-2. The weird thing about the biggest pitch in .

  • It’s a beautiful time of year

    A few days ago the wind was strong and gusting. For the next couple of days, rain is in the forecast. Neither circumstance is ideal for enjoying the brilliant colors that nature brings us at this time of year, though .

  • How free is speech on campuses?

    The University of California Board of Regents last month scrapped its proposed “principles against intolerance,” developed in response to several anti-Semitic incidents on campuses, including the defacement of a UC Davis Jewish fraternity house with swastikas early this year. The .

  • Manhattan man faces drugs, weapons charges

    A Manhattan man was arrested on numerous drug and weapons charges after police executed a search warrant Thursday at the man’s residence. Riley County Police Department officers arrested Jason Edward Ludecke, 37, 10919 Lakeside Drive, for criminal possession of a firearm .

  • Fire damages residence

    A fire caused about $25,000 in damage to a Manhattan house early Thursday morning. According to a press release from the Manhattan Fire Department, crews were dispatched to 608 Fremont St. at 2:58 a.m. for a structure fire. They found light smoke .


    Max Edward Heinly, 86, of Manhattan, died on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital- Manhattan. Max was born in Little River on June 14, 1929. He was the son of the late Helen (Brayton) Heinly and Clarence O. Heinly. He graduated from Little .


    Doris Imogene Springer, 82, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. She was born on her family farm west of Clay Center on Oct. 9, 1933. She was the daughter of Guy William and Ethel May (Chayer) Fyfe. She .


    Barbara Lee Cheney, 71, of Manhattan, formerly of St. John, Washington, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice House. Barbara was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on July 17, 1944. She was a daughter of the late Betty Juanita (Imbler) Yanosko and Michael .


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