• Kobach pursues a familiar villain

    Having won the authority to hunt down and prosecute voter fraud cases that are about as common in Kansas as unicorns, Secretary of State Kris Kobach has found another villain to pursue. He’s turned his attention to Obamacare. He .

  • Kansas Dust Bowl alarming

    Beginning in 1934, a 150,000-square-mile area that included Kansas was devastated by drought, winds, static electricity, loss of vegetation and poor farming practices resulting in a self-perpetuating cycle of environmental, social and economic degradation now referred to as the Dust Bowl. .

  • Further discussion needed on proposed roundabout

    To the Editor: I appreciate the fine job the Mercury and its staff do in bringing the news to the citizens of Manhattan. I would like to comment on the July 12 editorial about the installation of a roundabout at the .

  • Man injured in crash

    A man was injured when his pickup truck rolled several times through the median and across traffic lanes on Interstate 70 Monday night. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Eric J. Rivera, 36, Killeen, Texas, was driving a 2001 Ford Ranger west .


    Ralph Leone Miller, 97, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Ralph was born June 4, 1918, to Harry and Segra Elsie (Olson) Miller in Blue Rapids. He grew .


    Stephen “Steve” Stewart, 69, of Manhattan, died Friday, July 10, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona, after a brief battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family. The family provided some of the following information.  Steve was born Nov. 12, 1945, in Manhattan, to Ralph and .


    Marjorie O. Heyne, 98, of Manhattan, died Sunday, July 12, 2015, at her residence. She was born on Dec. 12, 1916, in Garland, Nebraska, and had been a Manhattan resident since 1938. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced at a later time by .


    David K. Horvath, 96, of Manhattan, died Monday, July 13, 2015, at Stratford Commons in Overland Park. He was born June 23, 1919, to David F. Horvath and Mary (Nagy) Horvath in Devon, Connecticut. Complete obituary and service information will be announced at a later .


    Donald “Bud” Rudean Keating, 86, of Wamego, died peacefully Sunday, July 12, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. On April 12, 1929, Bud was born in Blaine. He was the son of James and Margaret “Ada” (Higgins) Keating. Bud graduated high school .


    Helena Rosine Caroline Staley, 96, of Leonardville, formerly of Manhattan, died Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. She was born on Feb. 26, 1919, in northern Riley County. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at the St. Luke’.

  • Spradling, family asking for help

    Former Kansas State guard Will Spradling, his wife Meagan and their families have set up a donation page for anyone wishing to offer financial help for their unborn daughter. The Spradling’s have learned their daughter, Triss, is suffering from .

  • Barnett makes Thorpe watch list

    For the third time in the last week, Kansas State senior safety Dante Barnett has earned preseason honors by being named to the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s most outstanding defensive back, the Oklahoma .


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