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  • Officials evacuate stadium for gas leak

    The Manhattan Fire Department and safety officials responded to a gas leak at Kansas State University’s Vanier Football Complex at 3:59 p.m. Friday. The gas leak was caused when a 2-inch natural gas line was struck during construction of .

  • Wildcats welcome new additions Wade media.mercury

    After a tumultuous season, the Kansas State men’s basketball team turned its roster upside down and shook out the loose ends. K-State coach Bruce Weber dismissed three players and watched another two transfer away, while two seniors graduating took .

  • 17ers end weekend with 5-3 win over Rock Creek

    After going 0-2 at the Battle of Omaha this weekend, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers returned home and defeated the Rock Creek Legion, 5-3, on Saturday. The 17ers were outhit in the Saturday contest, 9-6, but managed to outscore .

  • From Broadway to blues, stars come to McCain

    Some of the brightest stars ever seen at McCain Auditorium will light up its stage for the 2015-16 season. The season features stars like former “The Tonight Show” host Jay Leno, Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine, Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, .

  • Cutting away some of life’s excesses Bethany047cut.phatch

    Sometimes I can be a bit of an idealist, and one of my aspirations is to be a minimalist. My accumulation of things isn’t out of control by any means, but there are certainly things I don’t need, .

  • ‘One Direction’ autobiography focuses on the group’s fans

    Singers and musicians come and go. Bands form, hit the charts and the road. Some are lucky and some are smart. Unfortunately, for many, much anticipated continued success is short-lived. And what about the fans? Isn’t it their hope .

  • ‘The Director’ brings intrigue, high-tech thrills

    David Ignatius is an outstanding columnist for the Washington Post, having covered the Middle East and the CIA more than 25 years. He’s also a good novelist, as his growing number of bestsellers suggests. In “The Director,” his trove of .

  • Christmas-themed novel set in Topeka offers readers a refreshingly kind story

    This delightful short novel is set in Topeka in late December and written by longtime Washburn University English professor and writer-in-residence Thomas Averill. Averill is also author of the novels “Secrets of the Tsil Café,” “rode,” and “The Slow Air .

  • K-State semester honors go to more than 3,500 students

    More than 3,500 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance during the spring 2015 semester. Students with at least 12 graded hours and whose grade point average for the semester is 3.75 or above receive semester honors. They also .

  • Local educator to go to Washington D.C.

    Angela Dau, an educator at West Elementary School in Wamego, was selected from more than 300 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute June 22-26.  Each year, the Library of Congress provides .

  • Students named to Emporia honor roll

    EMPORIA — Emporia State University congratulates the nearly 700 students named to the honor roll for Spring 2015. Students from this area are Alyssa Floro of Wakefield, Shiloh-Rose Cole of Wamego, Codi Ebert of Westmoreland, Leanne Feathers of Wamego, Mikayla Jackson-Barth of Manhattan, .

  • Dealing with white grubs Greggeyestone1

    Brown patches in the lawn are not usually desirable. Causes can range from drought, disease, insects, animals and humans to some other culprit. Insects are often the first consideration. Annual white grubs are the most common. Their feeding activity would .


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