• Commissioners to consider operator facility on Tuesday

    The Manhattan City Commission will consider on Tuesday approving a development plan for building a new facility for private planes. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The “fixed-base operator” facility would be in the airport’s general .

  • Manhattan radio station’s music strikes heavenly tune Neighbor.phatch

    Jerry Hutchinson wanted something different for the radio station based in a studio overlooking downtown Manhattan. Hutchinson, 62, of Manhattan, and his wife, Cathy, have owned since 1990 a Christian radio station called Angel 95 on 95.3 FM. “We wanted to not sound like .

  • Your votes really do matter

    Tuesday’s election might well be the last time area voters cast ballots for City Commission and school boards in April, so let’s make the most of it. Given that Kansas Senate and House conferees have compromised on an .


    Betty L. (Rochester) Dieball, 88, of Manhattan, died Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Sept. 20, 1926, at Fort Riley, the daughter of Jack and Jennie (Sanders) Rochester.  .


    Donald F. “Don” Moore, 80, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Residing in Manhattan for the past few years, Don had a wide-ranging career as farmer, machine shop owner, marketing specialist for Kansas Farm Bureau, and he built and managed a popcorn plant. He .

  • Diavolo show at McCain comes hard and fast G.w.clift1

    The touring company of Los Angeles’s Diavolo Dance Theater hit K-State’s McCain Auditorium last Wednesday night, very much the same way a rainstorm hit in the early hours of the next day—hard and fast. We may not .

  • Don’t be confused about Manhattan firefighters’ pay

    To the Editor: This letter is to try and answer any questions or confusion that the public has when reading the published wage numbers in the Manhattan Mercury and Free Press. First, several members had leave payment added to their .


    Juanita Hodges Bieler, 90, died Sunday, April 5, 2015, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community-Stolzer House in Manhattan. She was born on Aug. 18, 1924. Funeral service information and a complete obituary will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502..

  • Personal attacks only drive a wedge into a community

    To the Editor: A recent letter criticized the Manhattan mayor for appointing “mean-spirited” “extremists” to the Social Services Board and directly accused me of being one of those “mean-spirited” “extremist” appointments. I have never visited with the author of that .


    Barbara K. Robel, 71, of Manhattan, died Saturday, April 4, 2015, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. She was born on July 13, 1943. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502..

  • Where to vote on Tuesday

    Election Day is Tuesday for local city and school board races. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In Riley County, four polling locations used for major elections will be closed. The following polling places will be open. For .

  • K-State golf heads to Koch invite

    The Kansas State men’s golf team looked to continue its spring slate by opening play today in the Gary Koch Invitational at the par-72, 7,042-yard Gastonia Country Club in Gastonia, NC. The trip east will mark the fifth of .


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