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    Blanche D. Loberg, 87, of Manhattan, died Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on March 24, 1928 in Bala. Complete obituary and service information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz .

  • Festival of Wines, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and more

    TODAY The Columbian Theatre presents “Hoo Haw,” 2 p.m.  Celebrating the 10th anniversary of this beloved annual fundraiser featuring a veteran cast. Enjoy the side-splitting antics of the KORN county residents and sing along with the live band, the Pott. .

  • K-State WBB announces Big 12 slate

    The Kansas State women’s basketball team will open the Big 12 portion of Jeff Mittie’s second season with the Wildcats on Dec. 30 against Iowa State in Bramlage Coliseum, as the Big 12 has announced the complete 2015-16 women’s basketball .

  • Adjusting to annual fall return of students Greg doering047cut.mercury

    They’re back. They being K-State students, of course. While classes at K-State officially start on Monday, I have already had to adjust my morning routine to accommodate the extra traffic. Mostly this means I leave my house a little .

  • Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, August 24, 2015 9:00 – JJC 9:00   Black, Benita   Motion to Revoke Bond (15 CR 452 Agg Battery, etc)  KSL   III 9:00   Black, Benita   Motion to Revoke Bond (14 CR 172 Int. w/ LEO)  BRW   III 9:00   Borden, Antoine   RE-SENTENCING (15 .

  • At K-State, sororities spend week making matches Recruitment.mercury

    More than 800 freshman girls have been bopping around K-State’s campus since Sunday, looking to get involved in the university community before classes start next week. Beginning Sunday afternoon with information sessions for parents and family members and ending Friday .

  • College Republicans want to end death penalty

    College Republicans across the state have announced their opposition to the death penalty, prompting strong disapproval from some Republican lawmakers. The board of the Kansas Federation of College Republicans, representing campus organizations throughout the state, voted unanimously to pass a .

  • USD 383 scrambling to fill vacant bus driver positions

    USD 383 is struggling to make the wheels on the bus go round and round this fall. The school district needs 10 drivers to cover its daily routes, said Doug Messer, director of transportation for USD 383. Officials would prefer 15 to 20 total drivers .

  • Group to examine developing area behavioral health facility

    The Riley County Mental Health Task Force will examine how to develop a new behavioral health facility. Local government, law enforcement and mental health officials addressed the area’s handling of mental health on Thursday during the joint Manhattan, Riley .

  • Ex-soldier sentenced to 13 years for raping child

    A former Fort Riley soldier with almost 20 years of service was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for the rape of a girl younger than 14. In Riley County District Court, Judge David Stutzman on Thursday sentenced Timothy Charles Ayers, 42, to 98 .

  • Fireworks blaze causes $80K in damage Thursday Fire.mercury

    Fireworks are the suspected culprit in a structure fire that caused more than $80,000 damage at a Manhattan residence Thursday night. The Manhattan Fire Department responded to 1831 Fairchild Ave. at 11 p.m., where responders found a one-story detached garage with heavy .

  • College Republicans call for change

    Three cheers for the Kansas Federation of College Republicans. That organization, which has chapters at Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, Wichita State and multiple other colleges and universities, has adopted a resolution calling for repeal of the death .


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