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  • Indians hope for season-best effort at state Cole.phatch

    A year ago, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team put its best collective round of the season together at the Class 6A state meet in Topeka, turning in a third-place performance. With Tuesday’s trip to Hutchinson for the state .

  • Cameron: Royals still take 2 of 3 during soggy weekend Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    KANSAS CITY — The Royals refused to take a hint from the baseball gods. And paid the price for it. You’ll recall that the AL Central leaders received a massive dose of good fortune from Mother Nature Saturday night — an .

  • ‘Poltergeist’ has everything you need in a horror film except horror G.w.clift1

    The new “Poltergeist,” a re-make of Tobe “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” Hooper’s 1982 movie is the classiest horror film I’ve seen in a long time—at least since the terrific re-make of “Fright Night.” The new film, directed this time .

  • Rout at Ramadi renews war debate

    President Barack Obama’s strategy announced last September “to degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State doesn’t seem to be working. Trouble is, short of committing large numbers of American troops — something the president says he won’t do .

  • Cherry-picking federal programs is not good policy

    To the Editor, Sunday’s Mercury had a letter wondering how much federal money Gov. Sam Brownback has turned down that would have benefited Kansas. I also would like to see those figures. It seems that he will not accept .

  • BRANDON CRUBEL

    Brandon James Crubel, 28, a longtime Manhattan resident, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as the result of an accidental death. Brandon was born Oct. 14, 1986, in Manhattan. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, .

  • Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, May 25, 2015 MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY – OFFICE CLOSED Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:00 – BCF 9:00   Bennett, Glenn   Status (15 CR 185 Battery)  JJC   III 9:00   Branam, Demarco   Arraignment (15 CR 176 Veh Burg, etc)  KSL   III 9:00   Campbell, Trey   SENTENCING (14 CR 665 .

  • Documenting the Kanza Indian Village lost to time, erosion Kanza 2.phatch

    An off-the-beaten path exploratory journey led a group of 13 Americans to the Kanza Indians at Blue Earth Village near Manhattan in 1819, but there are few signs of the village left today. Kansas State University associate professor of archeology Lauren Ritterbush .

  • Recalling complicated relationship with car

    Alejandro and I have a love/hate relationship. We’ve been together since June 2010. Alejandro is a dark gray 2004 Volkswagen Beetle, appropriately named after a Lady Gaga song. “I know that we are young, and I know that you may .

  • Pro tips to make the most of the grilling season

    Winter is over. Summer solstice is less than a month away. It’s time to pull out the grill and start cooking. But before going whole hog, consider some of these pointers from local grill experts like Aaron Nickell, owner .

  • Forum Theatre, summer reading and more

    MONDAY Memorial Day   TUESDAY   MAC Summer Art Classes begin. For more information, visit http://www.manhattan-arts.org   WEDNESDAY   K-State Landon Lecture: Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 10 a.m. K-State Student .

  • Pageant contestants bring style, substance to stage Talent.phatch

    JUNCTION CITY — Three hours of the Heartland Cinderella Pageant and heels isn’t the best combination. “It was a lot of fun and the girls were great, but my feet are honestly really hurting,” said Serina Elder, 19, of Junction City. .





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