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  • Obituaries | October 27, 2014

    MICHAEL FOSTER

    Michael Foster, 65, of Clay Center, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. He was born April 6, 1949. He worked in and managed plant operations for Twin Valley Telephone, becoming president in 1994 and holding that office until his retirement in 2012. His survivors include wife, Jackie Foster, of Clay Center; father, John “

  • General Activities | October 27, 2014

    Cameron: Royals have backs against the wall

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    KANSAS CITY — The Royals arrived home tired and disappointed in the wee hours Monday morning. After another unpleasant appointment with the eminent surgeon Dr. Madison Bumgarner, they are now down a game in a World Series that will be decided this week at Kauffman Stadium.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 27, 2014

    Manhattan man arrested for aggravated robbery

    The Riley County Police Department arrested a Manhattan man for aggravated robbery after an incident in the 600 block of N. Third Place. No injuries during the incident were listed and police were able to locate the suspect within approximately 15 minutes of the crime. Police arrested

  • Football | October 27, 2014

    Barnett earns Big 12 honor

    Following a seven-tackle contest in which he batted away four Texas passes, Kansas State junior defensive back Dante Barnett was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on Monday morning. It was Barnett’s first-career honor and the fourth this season for the 11th-ranked

  • Tennis | October 27, 2014

    K-State tennis closes out action at Drake Jamboree

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Kansas State women’s tennis wrapped up action at the Drake Jamboree on Sunday at the Knapp Tennis Center. K-State ended the weekend with 15 singles wins and five doubles wins. The Wildcats tallied two singles wins Sunday, led by senior Amina

  • Football | October 27, 2014

    Quiet week for former Wildcats

    No touchdowns and 58 yards. Those were the totals in a Week 8 that proved to be a slow one for former Kansas State Wildcats in the NFL, as Darren Sproles was inactive with a knee injury for the Philadelphia Eagles and Jordy Nelson was limited to 25

  • Volleyball | October 26, 2014

    K-State volleyball beats WVU to stay perfect on the road

    MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — Four Wildcats reached double figures in kills — led by 24 from freshman Kylee Zumach — and the 22nd-ranked Kansas State volleyball team fought off West Virginia for a five-game win (27-29, 25-23, 25-21, 23-25, 15-12) on Saturday at WVU Coliseum. K-State (19-3, 6-2 Big 12)

  • Local |Business | October 26, 2014

    Farmers market celebrates 35 years of operation

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    For 35 years, Manhattan’s Downtown Farmers Market has provided patrons and sellers a place to meet for home-grown produce, clothing, jewelry and crafts. Elaine Mohr, owner of Southside Gardens, has been a part of the market since it started in 1979. It’s one of the

  • Local | October 26, 2014

    Q&A: Garrison Keillor

    Garrison Keillor, writer, storyteller and longtime host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” will perform at K-State’s McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets are still available at k-state.edu/mccain/tickets. During a phone interview with The Mercury on Friday, he spoke about Manhattan,

  • Local |Education | October 26, 2014

    St. George parents: Lack of sidewalks, buses means children can’t get to school safely

    Some parents in St. George have been trying to change the Rock Creek school district’s policy about in-city transport for their school children, but so far, proposed solutions haven’t gone anywhere. Parent Matthew Asbury said that even though he lives in city limits,


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