• Legislature needn’t meddle in local government matters

    To the Editor: Shades of “Big Brother.” According to an Associated Press article in Sunday’s Mercury, the Kansas Legislature proposes to limit how local government can spend revenue increases generated by increases in property values. Cities, counties and townships .

  • Westar’s proposed solar rates target family systems

    To the Editor: Solar energy is naturally democratic. Like rain, it falls on your house and mine. And unlike coal, nuclear power or natural gas, it’s hard for monopolies to corner the market. You own the wiring in your .

  • People make the difference, and people here are great!

    To the Editor: The girl who came to America 10 short months ago had no confidence in herself and a terrible lack of self-esteem. The girl who’s going back to Norway is much more confident, has an agreeable amount of .

  • MICHAEL J. KENNEDY

    Michael James Kennedy, 48, of Frankfort, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at the Salina Regional Medical Center in Salina, surrounded by his wife and family. A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Annunciation Catholic Church .

  • SYLVIA L. NELSON

    Sylvia L. Nelson, 83, of Manhattan, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. Additional obituary and service information will be announced at a later time by the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..

  • CLARK E LINDERS

    Clark E. Linders, 62, of Manhattan, passed away Thursday morning, July 2, 2015, at his home, surrounded by family. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on April 2, 1953, in Red Bud, Illinois, the son of Robert E and Beryl .

  • Weber announces the signing of Freeman

    Kansas State men’s basketball head coach Bruce Weber announced the signing of prep school shooting guard Ron Freeman (Inglewood, Calif./Junipero Serra/Future College Prep School) on Thursday. “We are excited to add Ron to our team and complete .

  • K-State hires assistant tennis coach

    Jordan Smith, former Memphis tennis player and Middle Tennessee assistant coach, has been hired as the new Kansas State women’s tennis assistant coach — announced by head coach Danielle Steinberg on Thursday. Smith, who will start at K-State later this .

  • Rebels third at MOKAN State

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under softball team competed at the MOKAN C state tournament in Basehor this past weekend, placing third.  The Rebels have taken third place in the last five tournaments, improving their overall record to 23-13 this .

  • Manhattan Indians 2nd-3rd grade football

    The Little Apple Football Association (LAFA) will be conducting tryouts for their 2nd-3rd grade Manhattan Indian tackle football team on Wednesday, July 8 at the KSU Rec Fields at 6:30 p.m. The Manhattan Indians play tackle football in the Northeast .

  • Aggies holding baseball tryouts

    The Manhattan Aggies 8-and-under machine pitch baseball team will be conducting tryouts on Thursday July 16 and Thursday July 23 at Wilson Field in City Park. Tryouts for both days are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. The 8U Aggies Machine Pitch .

  • Fury takes fifth

    The Manhattan Optimist Fury 14-and-under softball team finished fifth at the Adair Summer Finale last weekend in Gardner. The Fury opened pool play with a 4-0 loss to the Topeka Frenzy. Sydney Hefty, Anna Batt, Lawsyn Rowden, Morgan Bettencourt and .





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