• Vargo: County departments on budget so far this year

    Riley County commissioners on Monday reviewed the year-to-date budget and expenditure reports for 2015. At 58 percent of the way through the 2015 year, county clerk Rich Vargo told commissioners, “Everything looks good at this point.” Departments that have spent significantly more than .

  • ‘Shaun the Sheep’ well done, but not for everybody G.w.clift1

    Aardman Animation, a company in the United Kingdom, uses tons of imagination in producing “Shaun the Sheep,” a television series now represented by a feature film. These are the guys who did the “Wallace and Gromit” movies, among other things. .


    Mary Ann Wege, 94, of Westmoreland, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at the Westy Community Care Home. She was born March 29, 1921, near Irving. She was the daughter of George W. and Sophia Novak Mc- Clary.  She married Paul Albert Wege on Nov. 24, 1941, .


    John William Alton, 44, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Clay Center. He was born March 14, 1971, in Fort Devens, Massachusetts, to John Alton and Jean Rose Pipitone. He is survived by wife, Carrie Alton of Clay Center; son, J.T. Alton of Clay .


    Nancy Ann (Snow) Hogan, 93, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Stolzer House. The family provided some of the following information She was born Nov. 22, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was the daughter of Ralph Ransler and Mary Katherine (Goshorn) .

  • Sean Snyder appreciates father’s support Seansnyder.mercury

    Though Bill Snyder continues to say he doesn’t know when he’ll walk away from coaching, one thing is certain — he wants his son, Sean, to get the job when that day does eventually come. “It’s a good .

  • Drivers test their mettle in Leonardville truck pull Thunder1.mercury

    Jeff Malousek of Wahoo, Nebraska, has been waiting about six hours for this moment. Clad in safety gear and a helmet, he sits behind the wheel of a heavily-modified Dodge Ram pickup truck. Hitched to the back is a trailer — “.

  • Petpoolooza, ‘Hoo Haw,’ craft sale and more Plan.your.week1  medium1

    SUNDAY MAC presents “Rent: A Rock Musical,” 2 p.m. Also 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The musical than changed Broadway forever. “Rent” follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and .

  • Wildcats excited about new complex Britz.mercury

    It would be difficult for anyone to not notice. The new Vanier Family Football Complex that stands on the north side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium dwarfs the previous structure that once housed the Kansas State football program. The impressive .

  • Lockett already impressing at Seahawks camp Lockettcolor.mercury

    RENTON, Wash. — Rookie Tyler Lockett is turning heads in the Seattle Seahawks training camp with his quickness and route-running ability, and given his family history, it’s really no surprise. His father and uncle are Kevin and Aaron Lockett, who .

  • ‘Hoo Haw’ again pays tribute to classic country variety show Hoohaw3.mercury

    While continuing a Columbian Theatre tradition, the cast of “Hoo Haw” will also honor another familiar country favorite. The 11th run of “Hoo Haw” will begin next weekend with the cast once again recalling the classic country variety show “Hee .

  • MHS alum Buchanan wins Poyntz Avenue Mile Mile mens.mercury

    Manhattan High alumnus and University of Portland distance runner Reid Buchanan doesn’t spend much time in Manhattan these days. He spent his summer living in Boulder, Colo., and will be back at Portland this year for his final seasons .


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