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  • Ceremony kicks off Seaton Hall renovation

    K-State broke ground Friday on a project that will give its architecture program a home befitting its reputation. Seaton Hall, home to the university’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design, will undergo a $75 million renovation and expansion that will .

  • Wewer takes senior class into season opener

    Though he won’t be the starting quarterback tonight in Manhattan High’s season opener at Shawnee Heights, senior Blake Wewer knows his job is to lead the Indians’ young football team. And when Wewer is given a task, he .

  • Manhattan woman finds adventure on Appalachian Trail

    Having retired after a career of teaching and working as a counselor in Manhattan schools, 62-year-old Rita Ross-Newton is spending a portion of each year alone in the woods. Ross-Newton became familiar with the twists and turns of the Appalachian .

  • Bike program looking to expand as current stock dwindles Bikes.mercury

    The city’s new free bicycle-share program had about 16.7 percent of its bicycles available to ride as of Friday morning. Since the launch of the Green Apple Bikes program on Aug. 23, it’s a bit of a hunt to find .

  • Singles lead Indians to win at JC quad

    The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team won eight matches and finished in first place at a quadrangular meet in Junction City Thursday afternoon. Salina South won seven matches while Lawrence Free State won six in the evenly-matched meet. Manhattan was .

  • Bluemont students return to class after water line break

    A water line broke on the ground floor of Bluemont Elementary School at about 9:15 a.m. Friday. Students were evacuated and remained outside the building for about 45 minutes. By 11:30 a.m., principal Kathy Stitt said classes were resuming as normal .

  • Pott. County sheriff names chase suspects

    Officials released the names of two people who were arrested after a high-speed chase in Pottawatomie County early Thursday. Dalton Flax, 19, Wichita, was arrested for theft, obstruction of justice and driving with a suspended license. James Shirely, 21, Wichita, was arrested .

  • K-State Salina joins Girl Scouts initiative

    SALINA — After collaborating with the Girls Scouts of Kansas Heartland for the past five years in a variety of capacities, Kansas State University Salina is elevating the partnership by joining the Girl Scouts’ Program on Demand initiative. Exactly what the .

  • Court system got it right ... finally

    The resentencing of a Kansas State University researcher this week is an example of the court system fixing its own mess. That’s good. But it’s not a happy story, and the process hurt the people involved. Miles Theurer, .


    Wendell “Doc” Geiger, 67, of Hoyt, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at Brookdale Memory Care Facility in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Wendell was born March 5, 1948, in Sabetha, the son of Gaylord and Edith Inions Geiger. He graduated from .


    Charles “Chuck” M. Noble, 86, of Manhattan, formerly of Shorewood, Illinois, died Thursday Sept. 3, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Chuck was born Aug. 12, 1929, in Manteno, Illinois, the son of Charles .


    Lot Forman Taylor II, 76, of Woodward, Oklahoma, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at the Grace Living Center. The family provided some of the following information. Lot was born June 30, 1939, to Lot Forman Taylor and Ruth Irene (Smith) Taylor in El Dorado. After .


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