• Kansans know little of the people they elect

    Kansans know little of the people they elect To the Editor: This is in reference to your editorial Sunday, June 14. Quote: “No question the governor and his allies took care of their priorities. Unfortunately, rank-and-file Kansans who form the backbone .

  • Vet explains how to reduce risk of pets getting West Nile virus

    Mosquito season is arriving early, thanks to recent weather patterns, which means it’s time to start prevention measures a little sooner — not only for humans, but also for susceptible pets. “Our weather patterns have been quite abrupt and with .


    Fidencio “Phil” Hernandez, 83, of St. George, died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born Nov. 16, 1931 to J. Refugio and Maria (Ramirez) Hernandez. He was married to Goldie A. (Butler) Watson July 17, 1980. He was preceded in death .


    James “Jim” Hartigan, 67, of Manhattan, died Thursday, June 11, 2015, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. Jim was born May 29, 1948. He died after a battle with lung cancer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna, .


    Donna Florence (Skahan) Loeb, 88, of Columbus, died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Columbus. The family provided some of the following information. She was born June 14, 1927 in Turck, the daughter of Thomas D. and Margaret Helen (Doll) Skahan. She and .

  • Snyder’s handwritten notes receive more attention Snyder bill.mercury

    The handwritten notes Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder writes always receive plenty of attention in the region. But now it’s getting a little more national attention. Athlon magazine has a feature on Snyder’s handwritten letters, joining a .

  • Jones finalist for Honda Sports Award Jonescolor.mercury

    Kansas State’s Akela Jones was named a finalist for the Honda Sports Award for track and field, The Collegiate Women Sports Award office announced Monday. Jones is coming off an impressive performance at last week’s NCAA Division-I Outdoor .

  • KSHSAA moves to 5K in girls’ XC

    At its June meeting, the KSHSAA Executive Board voted to increase the distance from 4K to 5K in all postseason cross country races, effective this coming school year. Previously, girls ran a 4K while boys ran a 5K at regional .

  • Optimist Bullets play at June Bug Jam

    The Optimist Bullets fastpitch softball team traveled to Beatrice, Neb., to compete in the 16-and-under division of the June Bug Jam last weekend. The team went 3-2 to finish in the middle of the pack for the event. The Bullets .

  • State to send renewals after all

    After the state announced plans to start sending motorists postcards instead of full-fledged vehicle renewal notices beginning in August, it appears the state won’t make the change after all. Riley County Treasurer Shilo Heger told county commissioners Monday that .

  • Tuttle Creek to reduce outflows, fix one tube as rain continues

    Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake said they planned to decrease the dam’s outflow from 16,000 cubic feet of water per second to 200 on Monday to protect areas downstream from flooding. An employee with the Tuttle Creek office of the Army .

  • Bringing West Coast style to new party store Neighborh.mercury

    An event-planning Kansan has returned home, and she brought some Los Angeles flavor with her. “I really wanted to take the influence of the West Coast and bring it here,” said Jill Mason. Mason opened Confetti and Cashmere Party Boutique .


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