• New women’s soccer coach Mike Dibbini launches program looking to win

    Starting a Division I women’s soccer program from scratch is no easy task. Luckily, for Mike Dibbini, another well-known Kansas State coach has indirectly helped with the process thus far. “The biggest impact for me that has helped the .

  • As they head back to school, local teachers answer questions about goals, advice and supplies Cravitt.mercury

    The thought of starting another year incites different reactions depending on whom you ask. On Tuesday, USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden students will be back in school — and so will their teachers. Like the students, teachers can have mixed feelings about the end .

  • Interior designers find new place to display their skills Asterhouse4.mercury

    A retired early-20th-century schoolhouse has found a second career as an interior design studio, store and office space. The building, located on Anderson Avenue about 10 miles north of Manhattan, is home to AsterHouse Design, owned by Amanda Purdom and .

  • 13-screen theater with dining, IMAX features planned for Town Center

    Manhattan Town Center and Carmike Cinemas officials confirmed on Friday that a movie theater will be built at the mall. The $15 to $20 million theater is anticipated for a 2016 opening in the area of the former Sears store, which will be .

  • At primitive skills class, students turn sparks into flames

    Friction fire in real life isn’t as fast as the numerous survival TV shows make it seem. Chuck Depew, who lives north of Wamego, noticed a difference in how Daniel Schapaugh, Flint Hills Discovery Center education specialist, handled his .

  • Richard Rogers reflects on 4 decades as a federal judge Judge.mercury

    Aug. 7 marked a new chapter in Richard “Dick” Rogers’ life. For the first time in 40 years, since his 1975 appointment to the U.S. District Court of Kansas as a federal judge, Rogers has no office, no cases, no clerks. But .


    William “Bill” Thomas Whearty, 85, of Randolph, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. He was born on June 4, 1930, at Westmoreland, the son of Ronald Barr and Omah (Warthen) Whearty.  He served in the U.S. Army in Korea. .

  • Surviving moving day Chris.mercury

    I made it. My most recent iteration of “pick your life up and move it down the street or across the world” concluded about two weeks ago, after a 48-hour blitz of boxes, garbage bags and mattresses strapped to car .


    John (J.V.) Olson, Jr., 77, of Manhattan, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, peacefully at his home following a long battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. John was born in McPherson on April 20, 1938, to Mr. and Mrs. John .

  • ‘Rent,’ ‘Hoo Haw,’ Cattle Baron’s Ball and more

    SUNDAY Pet POOLooza, 1-4 p.m. End the pool season with your furry friends. Cost: free, but a $2 donation is appreciate to benefit the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter. CiCo Park Pool. MAC presents “Rend: A Rock Musical,” 2 p.m. .


    Glenna Dalene (Zieber) Lake, 76, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Glenna was born on May 21, 1939, in Junction City, the daughter of Glenn and Doris (Pierson) Zieber. She married Glenn Walter Lake .

  • Cats give football fans a sneak peek

    The Kansas State football program gave fans an early glimpse into this season’s team and a first look at the newly finished Vanier Family Football Complex on Saturday at Fan Appreciation Day. It was the first time fans could .


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