• JOE ELLIS

    Joe Ellis, 82, formerly of Manhattan, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home in Leonardville. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..

  • ALMA JOSEPHINE (LOUZEK) BARTH

    Alma Josephine (Louzek) Barth, 87, of Fairbury, Nebraska, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. Her family provided some of the following information. Alma was born to Adolph and Anna (Chrastil) Louzek on April 14, 1927, on a farm near Milford, .

  • Weber hopes Foster ready to go now

    There was some question in Kansas State coach Bruce Weber’s mind about how Marcus Foster would return to action on Saturday. Foster had spent three games, along with teammate Malek Harris, serving a suspension for violating an unspecified team .

  • Cats into key stretch of season

    February can make or break a team’s postseason hopes. The stakes are even higher for the Kansas State women’s basketball team that plays in a league with a round-robin schedule. And with the Big 12 ranked No. 1 in conference .

  • City to consider antennas for hotel

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday will consider the addition of telecommunication antennas on the Bluemont Hotel. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The applicant — SSC, an agent for US Cellular — would install telecommunication antennas and accessory .

  • KSU response shows problems with records law, attorney says

    TOPEKA — A heavily redacted 11-page response from Kansas State University to a newspaper’s open records request illustrates shortcomings with the state’s open records law, but a leading First Amendment expert said it can be difficult to challenge such .

  • Criminologist: Hacking is often misunderstood Hacker.phatch

    We often view hackers as evil geniuses, but perhaps a more accurate depiction would be a talented — though sometimes mischievous — craft worker, according to a Kansas State University researcher. The way society views hackers is not representative of the whole .

  • Trainer back in the saddle after accident Neighbor1.phatch

    Tucked away on a winding gravel road just outside of Manhattan is a white barn outfitted with a riding arena, nine horses and just as many barn cats. The property is home to Clearwater Training Stables. Its owner, Rebecca Snavely, .

  • ‘Project Almanac’ is a teen movie, plain and simple Christopher.conner1

    If anyone ever wanted to know what happens when MTV tackles a classic sci fi theme like time travel, the answer is “Project Almanac.” Of course, the result is something H. G. Wells would barely recognize, the question remains: what .

  • ISIS finds a new killing ground

    Barely a week goes by in which the Islamic State isn’t involved in some new horrific act. Its most recent example is the beheadings of as many as 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians over the weekend in Libya by a branch .

  • Support Crisis Center, not ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

    To the Editor: If you find the prospect of spending money to watch a movie about intimate partner violence as abhorrent as I do, perhaps you’d like to find an alternative activity. In addition to foregoing “Fifty Shades of .

  • Brownback discriminates against those he disdains

    To the Editor: The argument by Gov. Sam Brownback and defended by Ken Krumm in the Feb. 13 Mercury that the rescinded executive order created “special rights” is clearly disingenuous. The executive order had pro-tected all state employees from discrimination based .





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