Monday, October 5, 2015


  • Obituaries | February 05, 2014


    Velva Jean Stroble Birk, 83, of Wamego, died Friday. The family provided some of the following information Jean was born June 19, 1930, in Elk City. She graduated from Wamego High School in 1948. Jean is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bill; four children, Timothy D. Birk, Colleen

  • Manhattan High School | February 05, 2014

    Snow slows Indians’ signing day


    With national signing day typically comes celebrations among family and friends, as well as visits from coaches old and new as each student signs their name on the dotted line and solidifies their future plans. While the eight students scheduled to sign letters of intent

  • Editorials | February 05, 2014

    Under the snow are makings of spring

    The “blowing and drifting snow” forecasters warn about doesn’t sound all that bad in the abstract. It’s different, however, when there’s a foot of fresh powder for miles around and nowhere for it to drift other than places where you don’t

  • Letters | February 05, 2014

    Untaxed business income isn’t sole insult to tax equity

    To the Editor: In Sunday’s paper, Professor Olsen was lamenting “the insult to tax equity” because business income is counted as zero income. Perhaps the good professor would like to disclose how much Kansas tax he is paying on his KSU retirement income. Is

  • Letters | February 05, 2014

    Kansas shouldn’t try to opt out of Obamacare

    To the Editor: Ever wonder what Kansas Legislators do? Rep. Brett Hilda-brand, R-Shawnee, introduced a bill that would “suspend by legislation the operation of all federal laws, rules, regulations, and orders regarding health care.” In other words, he is trying to have Kansas opt-out of

  • Football | February 05, 2014

    K-State announces 2014 football recruiting class

    Bill Snyder may not care how many stars a recruit has or how his recruiting class ranks nationally, but Wednesday the Kansas State football coach was expected to sign his best class since returning to the sidelines six years ago. K-State announced the signing of 28

  • Baseball | February 05, 2014

    K-State baseball picked first in Big 12 poll


    For the first time in program history, the Kansas State baseball team has been selected first in the Big 12 preseason poll, voted by league coaches. Defending Big 12 champion K-State had never been picked higher than fifth (2011) in the annual preseason coaches poll. The Wildcats received

  • Local | February 04, 2014

    Schools will continue to stay closed for Wednesday, Feb. 5

    The following educational entities will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 5 as a result of severe winter weather: Kansas State University’s Manhattan, Salina, and Olathe campuses. USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden schools. USD 320 Wamego schools. USD 323 Rock Creek schools. USD 475 Geary County schools. USD 378 Riley County schools. USD 379

  • Local | February 04, 2014

    Schools, city close as forecast predicts near-record snowfall


    Snowfall on Tuesday put a halt to plenty of plans throughout the state — and the Flint Hills region was no exception. K-State climatologist Mary Knapp said the Manhattan area received 2.8 inches of new snow from midnight to 7 a.m., which put the total snow on

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 04, 2014

    Belafonte to speak at K-State

    Singing legend and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte will give a Black History Month keynote address next week at Kansas State. Belafonte’s address, “From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin: The Evolution of the Movement,” will take place at 4 p.m. on Feb. 10 at McCain

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2012

Reproduction of any kind is prohibited without written consent.