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  • Can ‘outsiders’ keep ‘insiders’ out?

    It’s hard to imagine Donald Trump as president, if only because he’s, well, the Donald. It’s also hard to picture Dr. Ben Carson in the Oval Office, though that’s because he’s still something of a .

  • Preventing tobacco use saves lives and money

    To the Editor: Smoking is an expensive addiction, and not just for smokers. Taxpayers pay billions of dollars annually in smoking-related health-care costs, and nearly 42,000 people die each year from tobacco-related diseases. In Kansas, the cost exceeds $1.12 billion each year. .


    Robert “Bob” Dean Jones, 93, of Chapman, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at Chapman Valley Manor in Chapman. The family provided some of the following information. Bob was born Aug. 14, 1922, at the Riverview Farm in rural Junction City.  His parents were Orin .

  • Ertz likely starting; Jones back at RB Jesse ertz.mercury

    Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder wasn’t ready to name his starting quarterback on Monday — making everyone wait until Tuesday afternoon — but all signs point to it being Jesse Ertz. The sophomore took the bulk of the snaps during .

  • Governing by ultimatum

    It isn’t often that district court judges need a lawyer. But this is Kansas, where Gov. Sam Brown-back and his conservative allies in the Legislature, not content to control two branches of government, want to call the shots in .

  • Treasurer aiming to reduce wait times

    The Riley County treasurer’s office will implement a new queuing system aimed at reducing wait times for county residents. Treasurer Shiloh Heger told commissioners about the changes during Monday morning’s commission meeting. The office will launch the system, .

  • K-State’s Burg resigns VP of research post

    K-State President Kirk Schulz announced on Monday the resignation of Karen Burg, the university’s vice president for research. Burg is leaving her post for a job at the University of Georgia, Schulz said in a post on K-State Today, .

  • City to consider new zoning near campus

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday will consider rezoning an area northwest of the intersection of Denison Avenue and Todd Road for high-density housing. The measure proposes rezoning 35 lots along the north side of Todd Road and both sides of .

  • Local couple plans to set sail on 6-month voyage from Mississippi to Chesapeake Bay

    Kansas isn’t exactly a sailing hotbed, but that sure hasn’t kept Henry Otto off the water. For more than 50 years, Otto, a longtime Manhattan resident, has been sailing boats on Tuttle Creek Lake and other area waterways. And .

  • ‘Art Happens’ in Manhattan because of local involvement

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Arts Center (MAC) entertained guests attending its premier fundraiser, “Art Happens,” Saturday, Aug. 11. For MAC to live up to its motto of “Arts for All,” it depends on the generosity of the community to ensure .

  • ‘No Escape’ has lots of positives ... and problems G.w.clift1

    The new movie thriller “No Escape” gives viewers some likable characters and then endangers those characters for two hours. The movie can be active and it is loaded with suspense. So why won’t you like it? Some moviegoers will, .


    Jean Archer Craig, 90, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Junction City. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Aug. 4, 1925, in Sandoval, Illinois. She was married to James V. “Jim” Craig for 54 years from 1948 until his death in 2003. She .


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