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  • Optimist Fury wins Bite Outta the Lil Apple

    The Manhattan Optimist 14-and-under Fury fastpitch softball team won the Bite Outta the Lil Apple tournament in Manhattan last weekend with a 5-1 record. The Fury (6-3) opened with an 11-0 win over the Attitude, with Anna Batt pitching a .

  • Tuttle Creek outflows could affect Stampede camping Tuttle.mercury

    Parts of the campgrounds could be flooded during Country Stampede if engineers continue to release water from Tuttle Creek Lake as planned. The water level is at 1,105 — 30 feet above normal — after heavy rains in the last month or so. The .

  • District could lose $2M if tax plan fails

    “Devastating,” “catastrophic,” and “disgusting” were just a few adjectives local superintendents and officials used to describe the latest potential cuts to schools proposed by Gov. Sam Brownback if the Kansas Legislature doesn’t pass a tax plan. “I am sick .

  • Noisy 17-year cicadas swarming eastern Kansas this summer Bugsbugsbugs.mercury

    They’re loud, and they’re here after a 17-year hiatus from their last appearance above ground. The 17-year cicadas around Manhattan and eastern Kansas were last seen in 1998. Retired entomologist Dick Beeman, who worked for the U.S. Department .

  • Vargo: Voting machines needed

    Rich Vargo said the county needs new voting machines, and he expects the cost to exceed $1 million. Vargo, county clerk, presented his 2016 budget request to county commissioners Thursday. He did not budget for the expenditure in 2016 but warned commissioners the .

  • Man faces trial in DUI death

    A Manhattan man has been bound over for trial in connection with the death of an unborn child after a vehicle collision last May. During a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Riley County District Court, Judge William Malcolm ruled there was .

  • Bird flu precautions worthwhile

    The two dozen or so 4-H members in Riley County who had planned to enter about 100 poultry exhibits in the Riley County Fair next month are instead absorbing a hard lesson in reality. Through no fault of their own, they .

  • Marlins set for Little Apple Invititational Marlins.mercury

    The Manhattan Marlins club swim team has come a long way in 50 years. Started in the 1960s as a way to encourage competitive swimming for the youth of the community, the Marlins have since grown into a highly-competitive traveling swim .

  • Spradling hired as MHS girls’ varsity asst.

    Longtime coach Scott Mall will have new help this season when he begins the Manhattan High girls’ basketball season this fall. Former Kansas State guard Will Spradling, who coached boys’ basketball last year at Anthony Middle School as a Rule 10 .

  • Will governor, lawmakers now dictate to judiciary?

    To the Editor: Given the governor’s signature of HB2005, which among other provisions would defund state courts if the Kansas Supreme Court issues a decision unfavorable to the state, businesses and individuals with any flexibility at all may well .

  • Brownback, Legislature should reverse this outrage

    To the Editor: It looks like Gov. Sam Brown-back’s tax exemptions for businesses will stay put.  This is amazingly true despite almost all of us seeing that those exemptions were the major reason we face a $400 million shortfall. .

  • LaVADA CAROL HINE

    LaVada Carol Hine, 82, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Dec. 16, 1932, in Medicine Lodge, the daughter of Henry Frost and Ruby Mae (.





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