Janie Fern (Hunt) Hale, 85, Manhattan, died Friday Sept. 18, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Janie was born Sept. 29, 1929, on the family farm in Twin Mounds, south of Olsburg, the daughter of Charles .

  • Cats ready for breather as Big 12 looms

    In past years, bye weeks haven’t always come at the ideal time for Bill Snyder and his Kansas State football team. After surviving against Louisiana Tech in triple overtime on Saturday with a 39-33 win, this weekend’s break .

  • Board tables police pay hike

    A request Monday from the Riley County Police Department to increase pay for all night workers received a tepid response at the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board’s monthly meeting. Currently, only corrections officers working overnight shifts receive the .

  • Flush Road expansion project expected to start in spring

    The long-awaited improvement to the U.S. Highway 24 and Flush Road intersection is expected to begin this spring. The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday approved a supplemental contract with Bartlett & West, engineers, for further design and inspection of the project, .

  • MHS tennis loses tough home dual Mhstennis cathy.mercury

    Monday was a busy day at the City Park tennis courts for the Manhattan High girls’ tennis program. The Indians hosted a dual with state tennis powerhouse Shawnee Mission East, and instead of competing with only six varsity members per .

  • Manhattan CPA joins KPERS board

    Michael Rogers of Manhattan recently joined the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees. Gov. Sam Brownback appointed Rogers, a certified public accountant, to the board for a four-year term that started in September. Rogers’ term will expire in .

  • MHS takes second at Salina South

    The Manhattan High girls’ golf team finished in second place at Monday’s Salina South Invitational at the Salina Municipal Golf Course. The Indians shot a 357, edging third-place Derby by one stroke and finishing five strokes behind Goddard Eisenhower, which .

  • Wheaton fire station takes step forward

    The Pottawatomie County Commission is close to moving forward on a new fire station for the city of Wheaton. Fire Supervisor Jared Barnes presented a proposed floor plan Monday for a 50 x 88-foot structure with four truck bays, offices, rest .

  • Peace Memorial Auditorium to celebrate 60th anniversary

    To the Editor: The Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium and honored chairs Burke Bayer, Jim Sharp and Frank Tracz invite everyone in Manhattan and Riley County to join us for our Diamond Jubilee celebration and commemoration Saturday, Sept. 26. It will .

  • We all can help people going through recovery

    To the Editor: National Recovery month is an observance held every September to promote recovery for people with mental health or substance use disorders. The theme for Recovery Month 2015 is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Visible, Vocal, Valua-ble.” The theme .

  • KSU’s APDesign names expansion Regnier Hall

    K-State’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design, or APDesign, facility expansion project will include Regnier Hall, newly named in honor of a gift from the Regnier family. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the name during its Sept. 16 meeting. .

  • Action sequences keep ‘The Scorch Trials’ entertaining G.w.clift1

    One of the better recent movie series based on books for adolescents is the “Maze Runner.” The new “Maze Runner” movie, the second in the run, is titled “The Scorch Trials,” and it is playing locally. It isn’t necessary .


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