Donald F. “Don” Moore, 80, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Residing in Manhattan for the past few years, Don had a wide-ranging career as farmer, machine shop owner, marketing specialist for Kansas Farm Bureau, and he built and managed a popcorn plant. He .

  • Diavolo show at McCain comes hard and fast G.w.clift1

    The touring company of Los Angeles’s Diavolo Dance Theater hit K-State’s McCain Auditorium last Wednesday night, very much the same way a rainstorm hit in the early hours of the next day—hard and fast. We may not .

  • Don’t be confused about Manhattan firefighters’ pay

    To the Editor: This letter is to try and answer any questions or confusion that the public has when reading the published wage numbers in the Manhattan Mercury and Free Press. First, several members had leave payment added to their .


    Juanita Hodges Bieler, 90, died Sunday, April 5, 2015, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community-Stolzer House in Manhattan. She was born on Aug. 18, 1924. Funeral service information and a complete obituary will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502..

  • Personal attacks only drive a wedge into a community

    To the Editor: A recent letter criticized the Manhattan mayor for appointing “mean-spirited” “extremists” to the Social Services Board and directly accused me of being one of those “mean-spirited” “extremist” appointments. I have never visited with the author of that .


    Barbara K. Robel, 71, of Manhattan, died Saturday, April 4, 2015, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. She was born on July 13, 1943. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502..

  • Where to vote on Tuesday

    Election Day is Tuesday for local city and school board races. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In Riley County, four polling locations used for major elections will be closed. The following polling places will be open. For .

  • K-State golf heads to Koch invite

    The Kansas State men’s golf team looked to continue its spring slate by opening play today in the Gary Koch Invitational at the par-72, 7,042-yard Gastonia Country Club in Gastonia, NC. The trip east will mark the fifth of .

  • Candidates talk city’s future, needs and businesses

    The Manhattan City Commission race features six candidates going for three seats currently held by Mayor Wynn Butler, Rich Jankovich and John Matta. Only Butler is running for re-election. John Ball retired as a colonel after a 29-plus year military .

  • Pow-wow to bring Native alumni, culture to KSU

    Marilyn Cuch is looking forward to introducing her husband and to children to her alma mater during K-State’s Open House on Saturday. She also believes the day will be extremely interesting for another reason. Cuch will be dancing in .

  • Children gather 10,000 Easter eggs as part of fundraiser Egg2.phatch

    An Easter egg hunt gave hundreds of children and their families an opportunity to collect thousands of plastic eggs on Saturday. The children scavenged at Northeast Community Park for the annual hunt as a part of the Royal Bunny Tracs 5.

  • Fight for your right to park Bethany047cut.phatch

    At 6:57 a.m. on Wednesday, I became a victim of injustice. It was at that time that I received a $15 parking ticket. When I woke up that morning, I had a gut feeling that it was going to be a .


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