A Dickinson County woman died after a Tuesday crash on U.S. Highway 77 near Geary State Fishing Lake.
RILEY — After two failed bond issues in the past decade, the Riley County school board said it’s trying a more communicative approach in educating residents about a 20-year, $15 million bond issue on the November ballot.
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” That inspirational slogan might describe the work of Chris Broeckelman and his industrial technology students at Natoma High School. They are using their classes to develop skills, not just in the shop, but in life. It’s today’s Kansas Profile.
RILEY — Hanging off the ladder of the volunteer fire department’s truck, the stars and stripes flapped in the chilly breeze Saturday. On the other end of Riley’s Broadway Street, the town’s water tower stood out brilliantly in the cloudless October sky.
Due to continued flooding and rain in Riley County over the past two months, the Riley County Commission stretched a local disaster emergency to Nov. 22.
The Kansas Criminal Justice Coordinating Council on Wednesday awarded $149,196 to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office for upgrading technology.
Knowledge of immigration, constitutional law and the country’s debt are three things that Kris Kobach says set him apart from others running for U.S. Senate next year.
The Riley County Police Department is updating its Riley police substation, at 321 N. Main, with high-speed internet for officers to upload body camera footage.
WAMEGO — Though finding your way home may involve a long journey accompanied by an oddball team of a little black dog, a tin man, a scarecrow and a cowardly lion, Wamego visitors will have no trouble spotting and traversing the famous yellow brick road in downtown.
Would you like corn flakes for breakfast? Cows would like corn flakes for breakfast, too. Today we’ll learn about an innovative Kansas farm family that is utilizing a steam flaking technology to improve feed quality for their livestock operation and others around Kansas.
The two incumbents in the Manhattan-Ogden school board race discussed their visions for the district’s future at the Riley County Republicans candidate forum Thursday.
Stormont Vail Health has taken minority ownership of Manhattan Surgical Hospital to expand the Manhattan hospital’s surgical services and cancer care.
A national development company announced on Tuesday that 128 homes at Fort Riley will be constructed or renovated as part of its effort to modernize its housing on several military installations across the U.S.
Former U.S. Army helicopter pilot Katrina Lewison expressed frustration Thursday with difficulty faced by civilians trying to break through the military’s firewall to sound the alarm about a family member who may be suicidal.
Who is the only native Kansan ever to be elected President or Vice President? (If you guessed Dwight D. Eisenhower, you would be wrong. Although Eisenhower claimed Abilene, Kansas as his home, he was born during his family’s brief stay in Texas.) Who is the first Native American Indian ever …
Riley County commissioners planned to hold three executive sessions Thursday afternoon for interviews with applicants for the Riley County Health Department Director position, said Clancy Holeman, county counselor and director of administrative services.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said elevated bacteria in Wamego’s wastewater is the cause of a stream advisory for the Kansas River.
Think big! That can be a challenge, but today we’ll meet a woman whose thoughts turned into a big community project which is encouraging tourism in southwest Kansas. Thanks to Connie Larson of Manhattan for this story idea.
Q: What happened to the new concept for CiCo Park’s playground? What about the tennis courts across from Manhattan Area Technical College?
Some of the children were about as red as the tomatoes, but despite the hot Wednesday afternoon, they listened intently and excitedly as David Atchison led them through the Ogden Elementary School’s community garden.
The Riley County fair’s 4-H entries were down 5.5% this year compared to 2018, Extension director Gary Fike said Tuesday at the Riley County Commission meeting, and open-class entries were down 17%.
The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday reviewed capital improvement projects and adopted a resolution enacting building codes within the Blue Township Sewer District.
When Adrianne Meyer and her boyfriend, Frederick Ustoltseff, were stranded at Manhattan Regional Airport last December, they found themselves with a dilemma.
A national development company has announced it will invest $325 million to upgrade and modernize housing at Fort Riley, as well as five other military installations across the country.
A planned osteopathic medical school in Wichita is looking to address the need for more doctors in Kansas, Dr. Robert Hasty said during a visit to The Mercury last week.
“Kansas: The Mushroom State.” No, mushrooms have not surpassed wheat or sunflowers as a leading product in Kansas. In fact, today we’ll meet the only certified and inspected mushroom grower in the state. He and his family are growing and marketing mushrooms and honey as healthy, tasty foods.…
More than 30 Kansas legislators on Wednesday visited the new crisis stabilization center at the Pawnee Mental Health Services facility at 1558 Hayes Drive.
Manhattan public works employees are replacing the cover on a salt facility that holds approximately 60% of the city’s salt quantity following thunderstorms Sunday night.
Junction City manager Allen Dinkel announced on Monday that Lt. Kirt Nichols will serve as the interim police chief ahead of Chief Dan Breci’s retirement Sept. 20.
Farmers who have been financially harmed by President Donald Trump’s trade war with China are a “hiccup” in the America’s path to long-term financial success, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday.
Although the Kansas City District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it would allow increased releases beyond what’s authorized in its operating manual from Kansas River Basin reservoirs on Wednesday, Tuttle Creek is actually stepping down its release rates.
Let’s go to the ore mines in Nevada. Huge trucks are carrying heavy loads of minerals from the mines. When those trucks get stuck, they use a high capacity tow rope made by a company in rural Kansas. Today we’ll learn about the remarkable ruralpreneur whose company is producing and marketing…