• Wildcat Creek meetings set for Riley, Manhattan

    A second round of public meetings is scheduled this week to aid the region’s application for a $40 million federal grant — money that could fund mitigation of Wildcat Creek flood damage and perhaps turn the waterway into a positive amenity .


    Betty Ann Karst, 91, a longtime resident of Wamego, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society Valley Vista of Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. Betty was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Paxico, the daughter of John A. and Mable (.


    Delores K. (Armstrong) Coty, 77, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Delores was preceded in death by her husband, John; her twin children, Matthew and Mary, in infancy; her sister, Jody Armstrong; brother, Ron .


    Blanche D. Loberg, 87, of Manhattan, died Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on March 24, 1928, in Bala, the daughter of Ellis and Lenora (Kipp) Davies. Blanche .


    Scott Wesley Fox, 47, of Onaga, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at his home, as a result of a heart condition. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Oct. 23, 1967, in Topeka, the son of Ronald E. and Judith Caudill .


    Lonnie Wayne Hedke, 57, of Wamego, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at the Wamego Health Center. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Sept. 10, 1957, in Hays. He moved to Randolph with his parents, Warren D. and Evelyn Wurtz Hedke. .

  • K-State coaches sticking around

    In college football, familiarity can be a powerful weapon. Returning starters are better players than newcomers who don’t know the playbook. Quarterbacks that develop good chemistry with wide receivers have an edge over players that don’t. But it’.

  • Nelson officially out for season

    The Green Bay Packers’ worst fears about the severity of receiver Jordy Nelson’s knee injury have come true. The team said Monday only that the former Kansas State All-American suffered a “significant right knee injury” that would cost him .

  • Commission pushes for repeal of tax lid

    Riley County commissioners will submit proposed legislation to the Kansas Association of Counties pushing for repeal of the state-imposed tax lid that limits the amount of funding counties can collect through property taxes. The tax lid requires city and county .

  • District submits ‘efficiency’ document

    USD 383 submitted a document to state finance officials Monday outlining why it should receive special funds over other districts. The district asked the State Finance Council for $498,000 in “extraordinary need funding” to offset the cost of teaching 108 additional students this .

  • Woman finds painting therapeutic after near-paralysis Neighbor.mercury

    It wasn’t until she found herself nearly paralyzed, having lost most of the movement in her hands, that Myrna Filion discovered her love of painting. Her passion may have arisen at an unlikely time, but it has nonetheless changed .

  • Trial set for man accused of assaulting police officer

    An October trial has been set for an Ogden man accused of a June 2 aggravated assault on an law enforcement officer. Timothy Flanagan, 29, has a jury trial set for Oct. 30 after pleading not guilty on Monday at Riley County District .


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