LLeah Harvey, 100, of Leonardville, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..


    William “Bill” Whearty, 85, of Randolph, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..

  • Gronkowski making his own name Gronk.mercury

    Despite the success of his older brothers, Glenn Gronkowski hardly got a look when he was coming out of high school in New York. That’s why he reached out to a familiar name for a little help and wound .

  • City Park Pool to remain open through Labor Day

    In a change of direction, city officials will keep City Park Pool open through Labor Day. “We want to give City Park Pool a try and see if we can generate more attendance than in the past years,” said Eddie .

  • Mill levy to rise slightly

    The property tax levy for Pottawatomie County will creep upward by about seven-tenths of a mill if the 2016 budget is approved as proposed. The proposed budget for fiscal year 2016, approved for publication last week by the county commission, has an .

  • Commissioner recovering from lung cancer surgery

    Pottawatomie County Commissioner Stan Hartwich remained in Topeka’s Stormont-Vail Hospital early this week after undergoing surgery for lung cancer last week. Hartwich and his wife, Sharon, said Monday he is progressing well from the surgery and that pending tests .

  • Florence employees return to work after bomb threat

    A bomb threat emptied a Manhattan manufacturing facility for about two and a half hours on Tuesday morning before officials determined the call was a hoax. Officer Matt Droge said police had made an arrest in connection with a phone .

  • Shilling submits low bid for asphalt project

    Shilling Construction, Manhattan, was the apparent low bidder for Pottawatomie County’s annual asphalt overlay project. Shilling’s bid of $1,293,453.70 was one of three submitted prior to a 10:30 a.m. bid opening Monday at the regular meeting of the Pottawatomie .

  • Man sentenced to nearly 13 years in child rape case

    A Manhattan man was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison Monday in connection with the rape and sodomy of a 5-year-old- girl. In Riley County District Court, Chief Judge Meryl Wilson sentenced Lamont Barry Cox, 25, to 155 months in prison for .

  • Healthy river more precious than gold

    Any visitor to Colorado who has ridden the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train should remember the Animas River, and might even have taken dramatic photos or video of it as the train chugged along high above the gorge. .

  • Writers should itemize impact of all property taxes

    To the Editor: Manhattan is composed of a lot of people, very young people, who have never purchased a home before. Property taxes can be confusing to them. Some people think property taxes are just paid to the Manhattan-Ogden School .

  • Encounter with Gen. Seitz became a lifelong memory

    To the Editor: I was so interested in your article about honoring Lt. Gen. Richard Seitz. At the time he came to Fort Riley, I was working for Lloyd Seitz, who had a laundry at Camp Forsyth. A driver hauled .


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