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  • Experts urge patience amid market swings

    Despite the alarm bells sounding on Wall Street, local analysts say they are actively not panicking. After losing 1,000 points early Monday, the Dow Jones industrial average ended the day 588 points down. U.S. stocks surged Tuesday morning after China cut .

  • Bike program launches with 12 cruisers Bikeh.mercury

    Manhattan’s new free bicycle-share program is up and rolling. Linda Mays, executive assistant to Ward Morgan, CivicPlus CEO, said the Green Apple Bike Share Program began Sunday. The program uses white beach cruisers labeled with the program’s logo. .

  • Focke undecided on running for Dems leadership post

    The Kansas Democratic Party’s interim chair hasn’t decided if she will run for the position on a permanent basis. Kathryn Focke, elected as the state party’s first vice chair in March, took over Monday as the next .

  • Wamego firm submits low bid on bridge project

    Ebert Construction of Wamego was apparent low bidder Monday for replacing a bridge on Rockenham Road about 2 miles north of U.S. Highway 24 in Pottawatomie County. Ebert’s base bid of $137,412 was the lowest of three bids submitted prior to .

  • 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 .


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