• Can we get any more moral than executing killers?

    To the Editor: What a delicious experience it was to read the June 28 column by your reporter, Chris Haxel. He has developed a wonderful low-key “voice” when too many over-reach when trying to be funny. I loved his reference to .

  • Usage, not fees, should determine our electric bills

    To the Editor: Westar Energy has proposed to the Kansas Corporation Commission (the KCC, our state utility regulatory board) an increase in the monthly service charge that we all pay. The charge now is $12 a month. Westar proposes to in-crease .

  • GEORGIA I. ROBERTS

    Georgia I. Roberts, 89, of Manhattan, formerly of Las Vegas, Nevada, died peacefully Sunday evening, July 5, 2015, at Homestead of Manhattan. Arrangements are being handled by Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation, Manhattan..

  • Streb second at Greenbrier Classic

    Former Kansas State golfer Robert Streb finished second at the Greenbrier Classic on Sunday, but it’s how he got into the four-man playoff that turned heads at The Old White TPC. After missing a 12-foot putt for birdie on .

  • Schartz to hold youth camp

    Manhattan High School’s football coaching staff will be conducting the 6th annual Future Indian Football Camp for grades 2-6 this month.  The camp for grades 2-4 will be Monday, July 20 from 6-8:30 p.m. and Tuesday, July 21 from 9 .

  • Prime takes second at Concordia Blast

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under softball team came in second place in the Concordia Blast tournament this past weekend. They beat NCK Softball in the first game, 7-5. Alyssa Mitoska pitched with Makayla Tegtmeier behind the plate. Prime’s first .

  • Wildcats holding tryouts

    The 8-and-under Manhattan Wildcats are holding a tryout for a competitive baseball team for the 2016 season. Eligible players must be age eight or younger as of May 1, 2016. Tryouts will be held on Monday, July 20, from 6-8 p.m. Interested players .

  • Manhattan marks Fourth with music, pie Arts4.mercury

    With no public fireworks display in Manhattan on the Fourth of July, locals residents still celebrated with a bang. “We just really kind of wanted to do a hometown celebration,” said Angie Sutton, the community relations director for Manhattan Parks .

  • Chamber board cuts tie to state group

    The Kansas Chamber of Commerce recently lost a longtime member. Lyle Butler said the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce board recently chose to not renew its membership in the Kansas chamber because of differences between the organizations’ policy goals. “I .

  • Couples aims to bring taste from abroad to the Flint Hills Winery1.mercury

    A road less traveled is home to a local business with a European flair. Take the paved road of Scenic Drive to the dirt road of Wildcat Creek Road. Then, take the dirt road of Wildcat Creek Road up the .

  • Planning, public transit top mayor’s list of goals

    Sometime back in March, Karen McCulloh was musing out loud about city elections looming the following month. It was suggested to her that the makeup of the next commission would be especially meaningful. “You mean because I’ll become mayor?” .

  • Fort Riley limits access to visitors on Fourth

    Fort Riley officials said visitor access would return to normal on Sunday after the post limited entry on Saturday. For the Fourth of July holiday, only visitors with authorized sponsors — anyone 18 or older with a Department of Defense identification card — .





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