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  • Women's Basketball | May 20, 2014

    Romero hires attorney

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    Former Kansas State point guard Leti Romero has retained attorney Donald Jackson to represent her in the ongoing fight for a scholarship release. Jackson — from Montgomery, Ala. — has requested K-State president Kirk Schulz “to resolve this situation.” According to a story in the Wall Street

  • Manhattan High School | May 20, 2014

    MHS basketball camp dates announced

    New Manhattan High boys’ basketball head coach Benji George will conduct his first set of basketball camps this summer, with help from his staff and former players. George will hold two camps at the Manhattan West campus this summer the week of June 30-July 3. The

  • May 19, 2014

    Body recovered in boat accident

    Officials recovered the body of a 25-year-old man late Sunday night after spending hours searching an area of Tuttle Creek Cove where a boat had capsized and sunk that afternoon. Area law enforcement and emergency agencies responded to the area at 3:12 p.m. following reports

  • Local |Business | May 19, 2014

    Commerce marks 125 years

    One of Manhattan’s oldest banks is celebrating its 125th birthday. Commerce Bank planned a Monday afternoon celebration at all three Manhattan locations: 2740 Claflin Road; 17th and Anderson at the K-State Student Union; and the bank’s main branch since 1970, 727 Poyntz Ave. Commerce was established

  • May 19, 2014

    Tending plants a growing passion for local gardener


    A lifelong gardener, Judy F. Unruh is happiest when she’s digging in the dirt. Unruh, 59, of Manhattan, is a volunteer at the Kansas State University Gardens and a member of its Friends of K-State Gardens advisory board. To Unruh, gardens are not only beautiful,

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 19, 2014

    KSU professor connected to nasal strip controversy

    A K-State veterinary medicine professor is connected to a controversial decision surrounding California Chrome, the thoroughbred that has been leaving other horses in the dust in its run for the Triple Crown. The horse wears the 4-by-6-inch Flair Equine Nasal Strip to ease breathing

  • May 19, 2014

    An evening conversation: a different desk

    Although it’s been a bit more than a month ago, perhaps you recall an item that ran on the front page of The Mercury. It mentioned that was I resigning as the paper’s executive editor because of a persistent back problem. The condition

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 19, 2014

    Report: Riley ranks 12th in health out of 98 counties

    Riley County commissioners on Monday learned of the county’s health status in a set of rankings. Overall, Riley County ranks 12 of 98 Kansas counties for health factors that include smoking, drinking, diet and exercise and access and quality of health care. Among the positive statistics,

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 19, 2014

    City to consider consultant for field upgrade project

    City commissioners on Tuesday will consider making a request for qualifications for a consultant to develop the parks and recreation department’s strategic plan. The meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall, is a continuation of discussion from the April 8 joint commission and

  • Editorials | May 19, 2014

    Summer quiet comes right on cue

    Just like that, it’s summer. Well, maybe not quite just like that, and it’s not quite summer. But as the first work week after Kansas State University’s many graduation ceremonies — it takes a slew of them to confer more than 3,000 degrees — something

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