• Uncertainty hampers planning

    In its April 17 editorial, The Mercury criticized the Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education for hesitating to end the school year early. The editors also questioned not only the board’s sincerity in dealing with budget cuts but also the actual need .


    Helen M. Whiteman, 97, of Manhattan, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills. The family provided some of the following information. Helen was born in Hill City, the daughter of James O. and Anna Raymond McVey. She graduated from the local high .

  • KSU to host touring Shakespeare exhibit

    A nearly 400-year-old collection of William Shakespeare’s plays will make a stop in Manhattan. Kansas State University will host an exhibition featuring a rare “First Folio” of the Bard’s plays in February 2016. The folio was assembled by two .


    Robert Gerald Rogers, 73, of St. George, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at his home. He was born to Samuel Nicholas Rogers Sr. and Marion Katazna Drapazck Rogers on June 16, 1941, in Oswego, New York. He attended Luckey High School in Manhattan, graduating in 1959. .


    Linda Hamilton, 75, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wamego. Linda is survived by a daughter, Michelle Chambers of St. Marys; three sons, David and Sue Chambers of .


    Bonita Leah Burgman, 86, of Leonardville, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. She was born on June 14, 1928, in Randolph, the daughter of Fred and Hattie (Miller) Burgman. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home..

  • ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ solid entertainment G.w.clift1

    The last K-State Theater production of the year will run through next weekend in Chapman Theater, Nichols Hall. It is Guest Director Ross Evans’s version of Hart and Kaufman’s “You Can’t Take It With You,” and it .

  • Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, April 27, 2015 9:00 – BCF 9:00   Andrews, Tevin   Status (15 CR 160 Dom Batt, CDP, Crim Trespass)  JJC   III 9:00   Atwood, Allison   Status (15 CR 227 Poss. of DP, DWS [1st])  JWG   III 9:00   Baca, Brent   Status (15 CR 196 Dis. .

  • Wildcats beat Baylor to take first-ever series in Waco

    WACO, Texas — The Kansas State baseball team erased a 3-1 deficit with five unanswered runs after the seventh inning to earn its first series win in program history at Baylor by beating the Bears, 6-3, on Sunday at Baylor Ballpark. .

  • Wildcats 9th at Big 12 tournament

    SAN ANTONIO — The Kansas State women’s golf team finished ninth after a final-round score of 16-over-par 304 on Sunday at the Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship at the par-72, 6,246-yard Dominion Country Club. The Wildcats carded a three-day score of 46.

  • Flint Hills Fest, ‘Mikado,’ Chaucer celebration

    SUNDAY Delta Sig Dogs, noon-4 p.m. Delta Sigma Phi and Gamma Phi Beta feature puppies and a hot dog buffet. Cost: $5. Proceeds benefit Four Paws. Delta Sigma Phi, 1100 Fremont.   Flint Hills Festival, noon-6 p.m. Celebrate the Flint Hills .

  • Bar owner bans writer after alleged peeping incident

    An Aggieville bar owner banned a sports writer from coming into his nearby business after an alleged peeping incident last week that started a firestorm on social media. Rusty Wilson, owner of Kite’s Grille and Bar and the adjacent .


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