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  • Finney works to earn job with Steelers Finneycolor.mercury

    B.J. Finney came to Kansas State looking to earn his spot. It didn’t take long for the offensive lineman from Andale to make his mark, quickly earning a starting spot on the offensive line as a redshirt freshman .

  • 17ers open showcase with split 9.mercury

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko 17ers split Friday and Saturday games to open the K-State Showcase tournament. The 17ers had the bats swinging Friday afternoon against Natural Kimberling, winning 13-4. But Saturday inside Tointon Family Stadium, the 17ers were unable .


    Feryl Minda Mensch, 91, a lifelong resident of Wamego, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital. The family provided some of the following information. Feryl was born Oct. 7, 1923. She was the daughter of Earl James Koenig and Mae (Craige) Koenig. .


    Geraldine H. George, 96, of Syracuse, died Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Via Christi Hospital. She had been residing in Wamego for a short time and had previously lived in Bullhead City, Arizona following retirement. The family provided some of the following information. .


    Jerry Paul Taggart, 74, of Manhattan, died Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born August 24, 1940, in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502..


    Helena Rosine Caroline Staley, 96, of Leonardville and formerly of Manhattan, died Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the Leonardville Nursing Home. The family provided some of the following information. Helena was born Feb. 26, 1919 in northern Riley County to Friedrich and Caroline (Weidner) Grater. .


    Frederick N. Fritz, 79, of Riley, died Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Frederick was born Jan. 19, 1936, near Broughton, the son of George Charles and Melva Alice (Hatfield) Fritz. .

  • Dog offers comfort after storm

    When a disaster strikes, what do we need? First aid, emergency help, transportation, supplies, and more. Maybe we also need something to lift our spirits, in the way that only a good dog can do.  Today we’ll meet .

  • Johansen creates fascinating world in addition to series

    “The Invasion of the Tearling,” a tale set in the future, is the much anticipated second book in the “Queen of the Tearling” series. Although this book has more background and less action than the first book, it carefully sets .

  • Audiobooks to entertain the whole family Amber.keck

    The use of audiobooks is on the rise for all ages, and Manhattan Public Library has a lot to offer, both digitally and in CD format. With an MPL card, you can check out five physical audiobooks at one time. .

  • ‘The Chance’ offers romance but no intrigue

    In Karen Kingsbury’s “The Chance,” Nolan Cook is Ellie Tucker’s refuge from the storm that brews every night in her parents’ house. She doesn’t know why her mother, Caroline, comes home late most nights. Ellie’s father, .

  • Daughter explores her father’s mental illness

    Dr. Perry Baird was determined to discover why certain people developed mental illnesses and what measures physicians and psychiatrists could take to treat them. In the 1940s, Dr. Baird was ahead of his time. He understood far more about manic .


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