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    Elsie Merritt Thompson, 95, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills, just seven days shy of her 96th birthday. She was born Aug. 31, 1919, to Arthur and Dora Merritt, near Manhattan. She graduated from Stockdale High School and Palmer Secretarial School in Manhattan .


    Delores K. Coty, 77, of Manhattan, died Sunday, August 23, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. She was born on Feb. 26, 1938, in Horton. She was the daughter of Wyatt and Genevieve (Schuetz) Armstrong. Complete obituary information and service times are pending .

  • Unpaid property taxes steady

    Delinquent property taxes in Riley County have remained fairly steady over the past five years. Riley County commissioners expressed concern about this year’s numbers at a public budget hearing last week. While not inconsequential in terms of the budget — .

  • K-State students settle in at residence halls during move-in day Movein.mercury

    With three children moving into three different colleges this week, John and Lisa Rosa are well versed in move-in day strategy. Luckily, moving their youngest daughter, Kimberly, into her K-State dorm room Saturday was their last stop. “At this point, .

  • Library sees record participation

    Library patrons broke records with their reading this summer, according to a press release. Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading program included 2,488 children under 13 who read for a total of 948,342 minutes this summer. Teen reading doubled compared with the previous .

  • Unemployment remains low in July

    Manhattan’s unemployment rate remains the lowest among metropolitan areas in the state for July. A report released Friday by the Kansas Department of Labor showed that unemployment for the Manhattan area, including Riley and Pottawatomie counties, was at 4.4 percent. .

  • Young Cats look to show experience Sassion.mercury

    For just the fourth time since 1977, the Kansas State volleyball team won’t have a single senior on its roster. That’s OK, though, because the group of players it does have all return plenty of experience. The Wildcats, who .

  • Doiron’s mystery begins with hikers’ disappearance

    Set in the Hundred Mile Wilderness on the Appalachian Trail, this mystery involves the search for two missing female hikers. There are those who do day hikes and then there are those — hearty or foolish — who want the maximum experience .

  • Sherman has high praise for Lockett Lockettcolor.mercury

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Outspoken Richard Sherman, for once, was at a loss for words. But only for a moment. The Seattle Seahawks’ All-Pro cornerback was undecided if he should talk to the media in the aftermath of their 14-13 NFL .

  • MHS cross country opens with time trial

    The Manhattan High cross country season started Saturday morning with a time trial and pancake feed at Bishop Stadium. The top seven male and female finishers earned their spots to run in the varsity race at the season-opening Manhattan Invitational .

  • Plum Island, home to disease lab, readies for its historic sale

    PLUM ISLAND, N.Y. — Historians say the Indian tribes who once inhabited Plum Island sold it in 1659 for a coat, a barrel of biscuits and 100 fishhooks. There’s no telling what it will go for this time. As federal government .

  • Palmer weaves politics, history into new novel

    Kashmir is on a short list of places on this planet where a world war could start. The region has been fought over by India and Pakistan without real resolution since the countries were formed in the 1940s. Back then, .


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