• Ruling doesn’t limit rights of clergy; it honors them

    To the Editor: On Tuesday, Gov. Sam Brown-back issued executive order 15-05, “Preservation and Protection of Religious Freedom”.... but the name is a bit confusing. Sound bytes from the governor’s office and many media outlets make it seem as .


    Detta Ramona Erickson Reid Finney, 85, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born April 16, 1930, in Olsburg, the only daughter of Blaine and Alice Erickson. Detta .


    Donald P. Pickering, Jr., 65, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at his residence near Manhattan. He was born on Dec. 30, 1949, and was a longtime Manhattan resident. He was retired from the American Institute of Baking. Cremation is planned. Additional obituary information .

  • Many contributed to success of Kiwanis pancake feed

    To the Editor: On behalf of Solar Kiwanis, we would like to thank the Manhattan Trust Company, Hiland Dairy and Radina’s Bakehouse for their support of our Fourth of July pancake feed fundraiser. Their generous donations — providing our space .


    Mildred Lucille Mathews, 86, of Manhattan, died Monday, July 6, 2015, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. Mildred was born July 31, 1928, in Manhattan, the daughter of the late Monett (Cavens) Hanks and Aaron Divine. A service of celebration will be held 2 p.m. .


    Twila Ericson, 87, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home..

  • One-act festival, Arts in the Park, pink dinner and more Oneacts1.mercury

    Check out the Manhattan Arts Center’s fourth annual One-Act Play Festival this weekend featuring five one-act plays by different writers and directors. Directed by Brent Sigman, the plays include “The Hotsy-Totsy Boys,” “Superhero Support Group,” “Jacob’s Ladder,” “Je .

  • McCrane makes Groza watch list Matthew mccrane.mercury

    Kansas State sophomore kicker Matthew McCrane was one of 30 players nationally named to the watch list for the 2015 Lou Groza Award as the nation’s top place kicker, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced today. A native of Brownwood, .

  • Mitchell to compete at University Games

    A’Keyla Mitchell is set to represent Kansas State track and field as part of Team USA in the 28th World University Games — held in Gwangju, South Korea. Competing in today’s women’s 200-meter preliminary heats, Mitchell is one .

  • Army to cut 615 soldiers at Fort RIley

    The Army plans to cut 615 active-duty soldiers at Fort Riley as part of nation-wide troop reductions, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Thursday. Fort Leavenworth, about two hours east of Manhattan, will see a reduction of 60 soldiers. “The U.S. Army today .

  • 40,000 to be cut; effects on Fort Riley unknown

    Army officials later this week will announce plans to cut 40,000 troops from U.S. domestic and foreign posts, according to a report Wednesday in USA Today. The cuts would take place over the next two years, according to the report, .

  • City wants to study park turf

    Two Manhattan city commissioners brought up concerns Tuesday about the installation of artificial turf on a soccer field at Anneberg Park. The parks and recreation department has planned upgrades at Anneberg Park including artificial turf installation on one soccer field .


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