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  • President Obama is right to pursue prison reform

    President Obama is right to pursue prison reform To the Editor: Isn’t it strange that now that the Republicans are in control of the U.S. House and Senate, bills are passed easily and without a lot of controversy? .

  • Woman reports mysterious search

    A woman in Pottawatomie County reported that she was pulled over early Tuesday morning by a man impersonating a police officer. According to a release by the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department, the victim said she was driving east on .


    Opal M. Humbert, 89, of Wamego, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at the Wamego Health Center. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..


    Elberta June Yunk, 90, of Manhattan, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at her home. The family provided some of the following information. Elberta, or Bert as she was better known, was the daughter of Charles and Ethel (Auldridge) Kaser. She was born March 19, 1925, .

  • New Vanier Complex ready for season Ksucolor.mercury

    After seven months of contruction, the new Vanier Family Football Complex is open and ready for business. Wildcat coaches and staff moved into the building this week, while the football team reported to camp on Wednesday for the 2015 season. “It .

  • On-field safety key for K-State

    The Kansas State baseball team rarely relies on a child to take care of bat-retrieving duties, but when the Wildcats have, safety has always come first, according to a K-State athletics official. K-State has mostly relied on student managers to .

  • Despite legal questions, Uber likely here to stay Uber.mercury

    People wanted Uber in Manhattan, and the ride-hailing service is likely to be in the city for the foreseeable future. Kenny Tsai, the general manager of Uber Kansas, said before the service officially came to Kansas in April, many were .

  • Board to mull budget increase

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider publishing its budget that would increase taxes more than 10 percent. The matter is scheduled to come before the board at a 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. Under a recommendation .

  • Ebola vaccine shows value of collaboration

    It isn’t often that medical personnel have trouble containing their enthusiasm about a breakthrough, but the Ebola vaccine announced Friday has generated justifiable excitement. As Jeremy Farr, director of the Wellcome Trust, wrote in the Guardian, “I normally like .

  • Lot shortage putting damper on homebuilding in Pott County

    Permits for new residential dwellings in Pottawatomie County dropped significantly last month, primarily because of a lack of available lots. The county issued just seven permits for new dwellings last month, just half of the 14 issued for the same period .

  • Water matters in more ways than we sometimes realize

    To the Editor: What is Water Matters Day, and why is water so important? Water Matters Day is the Manhattan Konza Rotary Club’s signature event. Through Water Matters Day, Manhattan Konza Rotary raises funds each year to support local .

  • Funk to hand over command of Fort Riley

    After two years of serving as the commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II is set to hand over command in a Thursday ceremony on the post’s Cavalry Parade Field. .


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