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  • MHS tennis takes 6th at league meet

    The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team took sixth place at Monday’s Centennial League meet at the Kossover Tennis Complex in Topeka. The Indians were once again led by their two senior singles players, Cathy Lei and Lexi Bieker. Lei .

  • MHS to honor Lane on Friday

    Former Manhattan High head football coach Lew Lane will be honored at halftime of the Junction City game on Friday. The evening will also feature other events celebrating the career of Lane. There will be a pre-game reception for former .

  • Flu vaccine a prudent move

    Signs alerting area residents about the availability of flu shots have been visible near Manhattan’s large grocery stores and drug stores for a couple of weeks now. Monday’s Mercury held another timely reminder that flu season is approaching, .

  • Climate change’s effects on agriculture will affect us

    To the Editor: At its very roots, Kansas State University has existed to provide information and education on issues important to people in Kansas and beyond. That’s what land-grant universities do, and we’re pretty good at it. On .


    Helen Gertrude Hall Fairbanks, 97, of Manhattan, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Nov. 19, 1917, in Topeka, the daughter of Frank Rueben Hall and Gertrude Amelia .


    Carl Joseph Weisbender, 79, of St. George, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at the Onaga Health and Rehab Center in Onaga. The family provided some of the following information. Carl was born May 4, 1936, to Alphonse and Violet (Kramer) Weisbender in Manhattan. He attended .


    Anna Rose Van Valkenburgh Johnson, 95, of Blue Rapids, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. The family provided some of the following information. Anna Rose was born on a farm west of Blue Rapids on Sept. 21, 1920, .


    Doyle D. Rahjes, 84, of Phillips County, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society in Alma, Nebraska. The family provided some of the following information. Doyle was born Oct. 17, 1930, in Phillips County, the son of August and Leona Blanche (White) .

  • Former city attorney Bill Raymond indicted on child pornography charges

    Bill Raymond, the former city attorney for Manhattan, has been indicted on federal charges of distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced Tuesday. A federal grand jury charged Raymond, 53, Andover, with three counts of distributing child pornography and .

  • Cook’s status still uncertain for No. 2 Horned Frogs

    Kody Cook might have been Kansas State’s fifth-string quarterback, but the wide receiver looked more than capable of running the Wildcats’ offense during Saturday’s heartbreaking 36-34 loss at Oklahoma State. Whether or not Cook will return to quarterback .

  • Police say vehicle burglaries on rise

    Vehicle burglaries have increased recently in Riley County, though the number of property crimes overall is down, said RCPD Captain Josh Kyle during Monday’s county commission meeting. Kyle said officers have been receiving more reports than usual of vehicle .

  • Man gets 44 days in 2014 bicycle death

    A Rossville man on Monday was sentenced to 44 days in jail for killing a Manhattan bicyclist in June 2014. Derik Kesler, 33, struck and killed bicyclist Mark Jilka, 49, Manhattan, with a 2007 Dodge pickup in June 2014. The crash happened on Kansas Highway 177, 3 miles .


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