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  • Letters | December 28, 2014

    The marching band is a picture of all that is good about K-State

    To the Editor, It is with great pride, respect, humility and admiration that I send this letter of thanks and congratulations to all from the K-State and Manhattan community for the Kansas State University Marching Band being awarded the prestigious 2015 Sudler Award for the outstanding

  • Letters | December 28, 2014

    Generous sponsors, hundreds of diners boosted annual Kiwanis pancake feed

    To the Editor: The spirit of the season was clearly evident Dec. 12 during Manhattan Kiwanis Club’s 64th annual Pancake Feed and Silent Auction. More than 500 people came by to enjoy the food, shop for presents and visit with neighbors in helping us raise funds

  • Letters | December 28, 2014

    Joe Cocker wasn’t just a hard rocker; he was an extremely generous man

    Joe Cocker died the other day. I didn’t take the news very well, and I found myself tearful many times during the day. Friends were posting on Facebook about his death and how much they enjoyed his music. His death affected me harder. You

  • Local |Business | December 28, 2014

    Kansas winery wins top selection at competition

    Let’s go to the Jefferson Cup Invitational. This event is sometimes called the Olympics of wine competitions, where the “best of the best” are selected from wineries in all of America’s wine-making regions. The results are in: Winning the top selection in its

  • Football |Men's Basketball |Women's Basketball |Baseball |Equestrian |Manhattan High School | December 28, 2014

    The Mercury’s top sports stories of 2014

    Lockett has record-breaking year Tyler Lockett could arguably be the best football player in Kansas State history. The wide receiver certainly has the numbers to make the case, especially after a record-breaking senior season in which the youngest of the Lockett family to wear purple

  • Local | December 28, 2014

    The Mercury ranks the Little Apple’s top 11 stories of 2014

    There was no shortage of news for Manhattan in 2014. Mercury editors and reporters nominated 30 stories for this list before trimming it down to the top 11. The No. 1 story this year moved up a spot from 2013’s list, barely edging out 2014’s second biggest story by

  • Off The Beat | December 28, 2014

    Some lessons from grandpa


    When I think of my grandfather and how to describe him, one of the best adjectives I can come up with is ‘tough.’ My grandfather, Charles ‘Bud’ Hanzlick, died Dec. 18, the morning of the first significant snowfall this year. He was born on the first

  • December 28, 2014

    Katy Perry bio tells surprising background of music star

    Perhaps it is a challenge for some biographers to get past the ‘celebrity’s mask’ to unravel what lies within that explains such devotion from fans. Not so with Noam Friedlander who should be applauded for taking a different approach in her biography simply titled “

  • Books | December 28, 2014

    Almost here: new Children’s Room grand opening planned for January


    It has been nearly a full year since Kelley Construction Company broke ground outside the library to begin the children’s room expansion. Now, on Jan. 17, just 358 days after the ceremonial groundbreaking, we will have a grand opening celebration to showcase the new Children’s

  • Books | December 28, 2014

    New ‘McLean’ story takes dark tone

    Six weeks of winter holiday festivities in Edinburgh, Scotland start with turning on the lights on St. Andrew’s day at the end of November; continue with shopping at the traditional, romantic Christmas Market in the heart of the city; include a winter events program

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