• Wefald deserves great credit for landing NBAF

    To the Editor: Not being able to attend the most recent — hopefully final — NBAF groundbreaking ceremony last week, I was curious to read media summaries that followed and found this doozy: “ ‘The Manhattan, Kansas facility has been in the works .

  • City Park is your park; help us plan its future

    To the Editor: Manhattan’s City Park was laid out in 1855 when the city was founded. In the past 160 years, the park’s layout and structures have changed many times. One thing, however, remains the same as when our city’.

  • Is a fair tax policy too much to ask of our state leaders?

    To the Editor: After reading the article about the governor’s proposed tax plan in Sunday’s Mercury, I can only hope I have misunderstood it. First of all, many low-income persons, families and retirees already pay no income taxes. .

  • Pitching trio leads Rock Creek to state title Rc22.phatch

    TOPEKA — After Rock Creek beat Rossville with Justin Reiss on the mound last month, Mustangs coach Shane Sieben had a plan. Reiss, the team’s No. 3 pitcher after Caleb Rogge and Shilo Schaake, had helped the Mustangs lock up the .

  • ‘Aloha’ odd choice for release this time of year G.w.clift1

    Cameron Crowe’s new film, “Aloha,” was released the same summer blockbuster weekend as an explosion-fest about an earthquake, a movie featuring a professional wrestler. Now “Aloha” has a big visual event for its climax. But is it noisy enough .

  • Military personnel face challenge in civilian job search

    FORT RILEY — After 28 years each in the U.S. Army, Master Sgt. David Gidden and Master Sgt. Frederick Johnson are finding themselves in unfamiliar territory. Later this year, they will retire from the military and drive through the gate at .


    Ronald A. Sowell, 77, of Manhattan, died Monday, June 1, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born June 16, 1937, in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502..


    Ken Ray Teske, 64, of Onaga, died Sunday, May 31, 2015, at his home. He was born Jan. 8, 1951, in Onaga. He was the son of Melvin and Vera Kufahl Teske. Ken was a dairyman, farmer and stockman in the Wheaton/Duluth community. He .


    Brent A. Craft, 56, of Marysville, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at his home. Survivors include his father, Charles “Red” Craft of Blue Rapids; three children, James Craft of Marysville, Ashley Clay and husband Jeffrey of Blue Rapids, and Derik Craft of Blue .

  • Voters approve increase of USD 383’s taxing authority

    Voters on Tuesday agreed to increase USD 383’s taxing authority by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo said the preliminary tally for the mail ballot election, which ended at noon on Tuesday, was 5,581 votes, or 64 percent, in .

  • Four K-State football game times announced

    A nationally-televised November tilt against Baylor and two early-season home contests highlighted four of Kansas State’s game times announced by the Big 12 and its television partners Monday. The Wildcats’ Sept. 5 season opener against South Dakota will be broadcast exclusively .

  • Brad Hill baseball camps announced

    K-State baseball head coach Brad Hill has announced several camp dates for this summer, including two Junior Wildcat Camps and two High School Select Camps. The pair of Junior Wildcat Camps will be in June at Tointon Family Stadium, with .


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