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  • Commission to consider KSU corridor contracts

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday will consider design contracts for Kansas State University’s north corridor plan. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The contracts are for a 30 percent design process to further define the anticipated .

  • KSU professor’s retirement includes more work Neighbor.mercury

    If Nebraska had its own veterinary college, perhaps Kansas’ northern neighbor could have held onto Larry Erickson. Erickson grew up in Wahoo, Nebraska, but Erickson’s older brother wanted to become a veterinarian. So in 1957, he “tagged along behind” his .

  • KSU Foundation announces $141.5M in 2015 donations

    K-State received $141.5 million in donations for the fiscal year that ends June 30 — the third-highest total in the 70-year history of the Kansas State University Foundation, the university announced Monday. It’s also the fourth straight year that fundraising has topped $100 .

  • Kaw Valley Rodeo schedules ‘slack’ session

    This year’s Kaw Valley Rodeo — celebrating its 40th anniversary — has 169 entrants. That’s up slightly from the 161 participants who registered for last year’s event, which takes place during the Riley County Fair. Steve Frazier, director of Wells Arena, .

  • It’s Fair Week in Riley County

    Folks who think the Riley County Fair begins with the parade at 6 p.m. this Thursday might be disappointed to know they’ve already missed a couple of events. The 4-H dog agility competition and rally were held almost a .

  • City should add gender identity to protected classes

    To the Editor: I was very pleased to see that the Manhattan City Commission has made sexual orientation a protected class in the city hiring policies, but very disappointed that gender identity was not included in the policy. Transgender individuals .

  • Sorry state of city streets takes toll on drivers, vehicles

    To the Editor: One of the many joys of my life is to ride my Honda motorcycle trike as many days as possible. Hot or cold, I pretty much ride 365 days a year unless there is rain, snow or ice .

  • Huge cast pulls off pleasant ’Mary Poppins’ G.w.clift1

    Ginny and Chad Pape, now ensconced as Director and Musical Director of the annual “Summer Youth Musical,” have got to have a certain sympathy with Linda Uthoff. Uthoff is now the long-time director of the theater program at Manhattan High, .


    Jerry Paul Taggart, 74, died Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Aug. 24, 1940, in Manhattan. He was the son of Paul Dallas and Fae Maureen (Anderson) Taggart. .


    Wendy “Lisa” Lowe, 46, of Falls City, Nebraska, died Friday, July 17, 2015. She was born Oct. 14, 1968, at Westmoreland to Mary Darlene (Picolet) Nemechek and the late Donald Nemechek. She is survived by sons, Richard and D. J.  Lowe; mother, Darlene Nemechek .

  • Q & A with former Wildcat Mo Henry Ksucolor.mercury

    Maurice Henry was a high school three-sport star with a summer job helping his best friend’s dad’s moving company over the summers. It was a job that would later become a rewarding career, but in between, Mo lit .

  • K-State still ditching equestrian despite NCAA developments

    Parents of equestrian athletes at Kansas State University are questioning the school’s decision to cancel the program after an NCAA development. The decision to cut the program re-emerged after the Waco, Texas-based National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced on its .


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