• Kansas-led Team USA wins University Games

    After a grueling schedule of eight games in 11 days, the Kansas Jayhawk-led Team USA won gold at the World University Games on Monday in Gwangju, South Korea. Team USA used a 9-0 run in the second overtime to beat Germany, 84.

  • ‘Wrecking ball’ a good description

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who is a candidate for his party’s presidential nomination, has rarely held back when a public figure rubs him the wrong way. He didn’t hold back on Sunday when he described .

  • Development worsens central Manhattan flooding

    To the Editor: People may have noticed that the area between the KSU campus and Aggieville and Tuttle Creek Boulevard has been flooding more often of late. On Thursday, July 2, for example, when we received a half-inch of rain in .

  • Man sentenced to 30 months for drug charges

    A man convicted of drug possession with the intent to distribute was sentenced to 30 months in prison and three years of probation Monday in Riley County District Court. Tyler Michael Troute received a lesser sentence, a departure from 49 months, after .

  • Get it right: F-35 is not a fighter jet; it’s a jet fighter

    To the Editor: In The Manhattan Mercury, Section C, Page 7, Mr. Dale Herspring wrote an item titled “Problems, prospects accompany new fighter jet.” Mr. Herspring has succumbed to the same incorrect terminology that the entire press — television and print — have .

  • 17ers win JC tourney

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers used a three-run fourth inning and solid pitching in the last few frames to win the Junction City tournament on Sunday at Rathert Stadium. The 17ers beat Junction City Legion, 10-6, to win their .


    Susan Liby, 56, of Clay Center, died Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information. Susan was born Dec. 15, 1958, to Don and Betty Jo (Brannan) Liby of Clay Center. Survivors include her daughters, Jill, and husband, .


    Helen “Jean” Limbocker, 94, of Manhattan, died Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Sloan House. The family provided some of the following information. Jean passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was born Sept. 12, 1920, on a farm near Wilson, to Frank and .

  • Reitz retires after nearly 50 years as physician, public servant Retirement2.mercury

    A constant stream of people arrived Saturday afternoon at the Union Pacific Depot to honor one of Manhattan’s longtime public servants. Dr. Roger Reitz, 82, retired July 3 after practicing in Manhattan since January 1966. Family pictures, newspaper clippings and awards scattered .

  • Foundation gets ready to move into building at K-State Office Park

    The K-State Foundation’s future home at 1800 Kimball Ave. isn’t quite ready yet, but the excitement is there for officials. Greg Willems, the foundation’s president and CEO as of February, said the K-State Office Park plan interested him .

  • Top Army officer discusses reductions

    The Army’s top non-commissioned officer tried to allay soldiers’ concerns about troop cuts during his visit to Fort Riley last week. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Daily spoke Wednesday to an audience of more than 400 people in a .

  • Kansas City exec and KSU alumnus talks about early life as an immigrant

    Leo Prieto remembers his own cries, inconsolable wails, for his mother. His tears, his fear that day as a 3-year-old toddler, are among his first strong memories. He’d woken up and discovered that a stranger, a woman, was holding .


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