• City moves to protect sexual orientation in hiring policy

    The Manhattan City Commission directed city manager Ron Fehr on Tuesday to add sexual orientation as a protected class in the city’s hiring policy. Mayor Karen McCulloh made the request at the end of the meeting, using the June 26 .

  • Crop advisers dig in at K-State continuing education field day

    About 180 certified crop advisers are learning more about soil fertility, water management, crop diseases, weed identification and other agronomic topics this week at K-State. “Certified crop advisers kind of bring all of this knowledge together and help farmers make better .

  • City approves Anderson Avenue roundabout

    The Manhattan City Commission voted Tuesday in favor of building a roundabout at the West Anderson Avenue and Scenic Drive intersection. The commission spoke in favor of the roundabout during a December meeting in part because officials said it’s .

  • Brownback’s order is unnecessary

    Gov. Sam Brownback, who last week indicated he would propose legislation to protect Kansans with religious objections to gay marriage from having to provide services for gay couples, decided not to wait until the next legislative session. On Tuesday, he .

  • Pack Wells Arena for ‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo’

    To the Editor: The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association’s ninth annual “Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo” is at 8 p.m. Friday, July 24, in CiCo Park during the Riley County Fair. This special night of the three-day Kaw Valley PRCA .

  • Tajchman leads 17ers past Wamego Manko2.mercury

    When Denton Tajchman takes the mound for the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers, he does not have the frame of a player that most would consider imposing. Summer baseball rosters don’t include height and weight, but nine months ago, .

  • K-State, Flint Hills Discovery Center partner on community concert

    Kansas State University Engineering Extension and the Flint Hills Discovery Center are sponsoring a community concert for conservation on July 23 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Blue Earth Plaza in Manhattan. The free concert is one of the last Kansas .


    Glenda Lea Peterson, 79, of Wamego, died Sunday, July 5, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. The family provided some of the following information. Glenda was born June 2, 1936, in Beverly, the daughter of Myrvin and Mildred (Michels) Kissick. .


    Ralph L. Miller, 97, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. He was born on June 4, 1918, the son of Harry and Elsie Miller. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen .


    Detta R. Finney, 85, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. She was born on April 16, 1930, in Rural Pottawatomie County near Olsburg, the daughter of Blaine and Alice (Hainey) Erickson. Complete obituary information is pending and .


    Georgia I. Roberts, 89, died Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Homestead Assisted Living in Manhattan. She was surrounded by family and friends.  The family provided some of the following information. She was married to Leland F. Howerton and later divorced. In 1956, she .

  • Barnett named to Bednarik watch list 22 barnett, dante - mug.mercury

    Kansas State senior safety Dante Barnett was one of 80 players nationally to be named to the watch list for the 2015 Bednarik Award as the College Defensive Player of the Year, the Maxwell Football Club announced Tuesday. Coming off a season .


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