• Budget work begins with requests

    Several Riley County department heads on Monday laid out their budget requests for the 2016 fiscal year to county commissioners. Budget requests will continue Thursday and next week, with budget work sessions to follow. County Appraiser Greg McHenry requested $1,443,179, an increase .

  • Commission hopes to address space needs

    Pottawatomie County commissioners are hopeful a study of the county’s long-term space needs will help guide a decision on what to do with two buildings: the old courthouse and the former medical clinic building at Westmoreland. Commissioners made no .

  • Mustangs win school’s first championship Trophy.phatch

    TOPEKA — If someone had told head coach Shane Sieben last week his Rock Creek baseball team would only score six runs in three games at the state tournament, he wouldn’t have loved his chances to come home with a .

  • Officials push to name field after Lane B1.lew.lane.phatch

    It’s been two years since the playing surface at Bishop Stadium was converted to turf, allowing both football players and athletes in a variety of other sports the chance to regularly use the facility for practice and games. School .

  • Bike-sharing plan holds potential

    Three cheers for Downtown Manhattan Inc. and for local entrepreneur Ward Morgan for their decision to collaborate on a pilot bike-sharing program. Their idea is an enlightened one. We hope their trust in this city’s residents is well placed. .

  • Wefald deserves great credit for landing NBAF

    To the Editor: Not being able to attend the most recent — hopefully final — NBAF groundbreaking ceremony last week, I was curious to read media summaries that followed and found this doozy: “ ‘The Manhattan, Kansas facility has been in the works .

  • City Park is your park; help us plan its future

    To the Editor: Manhattan’s City Park was laid out in 1855 when the city was founded. In the past 160 years, the park’s layout and structures have changed many times. One thing, however, remains the same as when our city’.

  • Is a fair tax policy too much to ask of our state leaders?

    To the Editor: After reading the article about the governor’s proposed tax plan in Sunday’s Mercury, I can only hope I have misunderstood it. First of all, many low-income persons, families and retirees already pay no income taxes. .

  • Pitching trio leads Rock Creek to state title Rc22.phatch

    TOPEKA — After Rock Creek beat Rossville with Justin Reiss on the mound last month, Mustangs coach Shane Sieben had a plan. Reiss, the team’s No. 3 pitcher after Caleb Rogge and Shilo Schaake, had helped the Mustangs lock up the .

  • ‘Aloha’ odd choice for release this time of year G.w.clift1

    Cameron Crowe’s new film, “Aloha,” was released the same summer blockbuster weekend as an explosion-fest about an earthquake, a movie featuring a professional wrestler. Now “Aloha” has a big visual event for its climax. But is it noisy enough .

  • Military personnel face challenge in civilian job search

    FORT RILEY — After 28 years each in the U.S. Army, Master Sgt. David Gidden and Master Sgt. Frederick Johnson are finding themselves in unfamiliar territory. Later this year, they will retire from the military and drive through the gate at .

  • RONALD SOWELL

    Ronald A. Sowell, 77, of Manhattan, died Monday, June 1, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born June 16, 1937, in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502..





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