• Three promoted on K-State athletics staff

    Three members of the Kansas State athletic department will have new titles for the upcoming year. Laird Veatch received a promotion to the title of Deputy Athletics Director, while Jill Shields was named Executive Associate Athletics Director. Clint Dowdle was .

  • Enjoy the music and be safe

    The Country Stampede starts Thursday night, and we’d like to welcome the people who are coming to our area to take part. We don’t say that lightly. Because we know that people at the Stampede do a lot .

  • A woman of letters

    It was with sadness that we at the Mercury greeted the news of the passing of Norma McNair, who died Monday at the age of 88. The obituary notice identified her as the wife of the late Joe P. McNair and .

  • Rotary has changed my life and is changing many more

    To the Editor: Why is Rotary International important to me? Selfishly, (and I think it’s absolutely OK to be selfish about this) I get a ton out of my local Rotary Club, Manhattan Konza Rotary. I don’t think .


    Patricia Rose “Pat” Falley, 73, of Quinter, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina. She was born Dec. 5, 1941, in Quinter to Michael A. and Mary Ann (Augustine) Younger-Brock-Whitaker. Pat attended Fort Hays State College. She was .


    Phyllis M. Brazzle, 80, of Wamego, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. On Dec. 7, 1934, Phyllis was born to Lawrence and Florence (Jacobs) Jenkins in Stockton, California. .


    James L. “Jim” Carver, 79, died on Monday, June 22, 2015, at the Clay County Medical Center in Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information. Jim was born Feb. 23, 1936, to Irvin and Hazel (Affolter) Carver in Oak Hill. He was .


    Norma Elaine McNair, 87, of Manhattan, passed away peacefully Monday, June 22, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. She worked as a licensed practical nurse in Manhattan for many years. The family provided some of the following information. Norma Elaine Peters was born .

  • Video test

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  • Leaders flip lids over state’s tax cap

    Area legislators and local government officials expressed their disapproval of the upcoming property tax lid Monday during an intergovernmental meeting. Within the $384 million sales-tax increase passed by the Kansas Legislature to balance the budget is a property tax lid on .

  • Hospital’s minimum wage bump adds $220K to EMS budget

    A minimum wage hike to $11 per hour for some emergency workers through Via Christi’s parent company, Ascension, will account for a budget increase for Riley County Emergency Medical Services by $220,00 annually. The wage increase, announced May 21, starts in July .

  • USD 383 Board to consider buying new Head Start bus

    USD 383 might get a 65-passenger bus to transport Head Start children if the Manhattan-Ogden school board approves a recommendation this week. The school board will consider the purchase at a meeting Wednesday at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. The regular .


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