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  • K-State announces record enrollment for spring semester

    Spring enrollment at Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus is at an all-time high, and the diversity of the campus’s student body continues to grow, according to a report from the university. For spring 2015, the Manhattan campus enrollment is 20,038, .

  • Weather affecting Dallas flights

    Winter weather reaching as far south as Dallas caused several flight delays and cancelations at the Manhattan Regional Airport on Monday. The wintry mix, steering clear of Kansas and affecting most of Oklahoma and Texas, caused two departures and two .

  • Manhattan native walks red carpet at the Oscars Coleman a1.phatch

    In the theater audience for Sunday night’s Oscars in Los Angeles: A Manhattan guy. Mike Coleman, a native of Manhattan, got one of the 3,400 seats at the movie industry’s biggest event of the year. He and his wife .

  • Builders association head strives for integrity in construction, life Neighor.phatch

    Many creative people attach some sort of signature or symbol to their work to let people know it’s theirs. Brad Hartenstein, executive officer of the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, has his own calling card. It’s just a .

  • Transmission line to follow existing route

    Westar Energy last week filed an application with the Kansas Corporation Commission, designating its “preferred route” for construction of a new transmission line from Jeffrey Energy Center to its east Manhattan substation. In general, the “preferred route” for the new 345.

  • Eco-devo money focus of Tuesday work session

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday will examine the city’s use of economic development funds. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Voters passed this current half-cent sales tax initiative for economic development funds in 2012. Of .

  • 1 dead in Geary County rollover

    A single-vehicle rollover accident Sunday morning in Geary County left one person dead when the driver of a car failed to stop at a dead end and drove off the road. Ronald E. Stump Jr., 35, Belleville, was driving a 2015 Chevy .

  • MHS’ Wagner invited to Shrine Bowl

    Manhattan High senior Colton Wagner, an offensive tackle for the Manhattan High football team as well as a state-qualifying shot-putter for the track and field team, was invited to participate in this summer’s 42nd-annual Kansas Shrine Bowl. The game .

  • MHS offers well conceived version of ‘Leaving Iowa’

    About 10 years ago, Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theater Company in Michigan produced a new play called “Leaving Iowa.” The entertainment generated some buzz, and there have been new productions of it from California to New York. This year Manhattan High’.

  • Kobach’s say-so doesn’t make it so

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is a smart man. Given that, and given the fact that he’s taught constitutional law, you’d think he’d know better than to continue trying to place Kansas above federal law. The .

  • Unlike race and ethnicity, human behavior is a choice

    To the Editor: While seconds away from e-mailing The Mercury a letter congratulating Mark Weddle on his well-written letter of Feb. 18, I decided to read the “Kansas rolls back tolerance” piece be-low Mr. Weddle’s. I must respond to this “.


    Lee Dalrymple, 52, of Westmoreland, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. He was born on July 27, 1962 in Phoenixville, Pa. A complete obituary and service information will be announced at a later date by Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation in Manhattan..


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