• Funk to hand over command of Fort Riley

    After two years of serving as the commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II is set to hand over command in a Thursday ceremony on the post’s Cavalry Parade Field. .

  • Police investigating body found in garage

    A St. George man was found dead in the garage of a Wamego home on Monday. Wamego Police Chief Michael Baker, Sr., said a family member found the body of Russell Miles Hodges, 31, in the garage of 703 Maple St. at 7:52 .


    Dodi Frost, 75, of Prescott, Arizona, died Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Phoenix. The family provided some of the following information. Dodi was a beloved wife, mother and sister. Born in Manhattan on Nov. 1, 1939, she lived in Prescott, Arizona, for the last 15 years .


    Ruth L. Moreland, 75, of Junction City, died Friday, July 31, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Ruth was born Nov. 1, 1939, in Junction City, the daughter of George and Freida (Zernickow) York. She attended schools .


    William E. “Bill” Roepke, 62, of Blue Rapids, died Friday, July 31, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Bill was born July 3, 1953, in Manhattan, to Gene W. and Peggy K. (Newman) Roepke.Ê Survivors include .


    Elberta J. Yunk, 90, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at her residence in Manhattan. She was born on March 19, 1925, in Osborne. She was the daughter of Charles and Ethel (Auldridge) Kaser. Memorial service information and a complete obituary will be released later by .


    Lewis P. Hurst, 69, of Alma, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at the Alma Manor, where he had been a resident since 1997. Lewis was born June 5, 1946, in Gordon. He was the son of Charles Crittendon Hurst and Jessie Laurena (Holloway) Hurst, the youngest .


    Charles James “Jimmy” Christiansen, 56, of Randolph, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. He was born on June 16, 1959 in Princeton, New Jersey. He was the son of Christian and Mildred Audrey “Dolly” (Perrine) Christiansen. He graduated high school .

  • Page sisters ready to get on the court

    For women’s basketball coach Jeff Mittie, getting Top-100 recruits Kaylee and Lanie Page to come to Kansas State together was an impressive feat. For the sisters — separated in age by a year — it was bound to happen. “We told .

  • Waters working out for Seahawks

    Former Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters is getting another chance at the NFL. Waters confirmed to a reporter from he was scheduled to have a workout with the Seahawks today, as he tries to earn a spot for .

  • Signs aim to ease high fines

    Parking fines in downtown Manhattan tripled to $15 on Saturday. Gina Scroggs, executive director of Downtown Manhattan, told Riley County commissioners Monday about a new way-finding sign system that will make it easier for residents and visitors to understand where they .

  • Coroner confirms body in SUV is Griffith’s

    A body found in an SUV at a Topeka Dillons store was positively identified as that of a Manhattan man previously reported as missing. Chris Knoblock, a medical investigator with the Shawnee County Coroner’s Office, told the Mercury on .


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