• Students win $20,000 to launch businessess in K-State competition

    A Kansas State University competition has awarded 19 students and 16 different business ideas with $20,000 in prize money.  The K-State Launch competition gives students experience in the process of making a business proposal. The competition is organized by the Center for the .

  • Don’t weaken energy standards

    The struggle over renewable energy standards has trouble competing with school funding and tax issues for attention this legislative session. Yet Kansans should know that efforts are again under way to weaken existing — and reasonable — legislation pertaining to renewable energy .

  • Shooting suspect taken into custody

    The suspect in a Tuesday morning shooting that killed an Ogden man turned himself in on Thursday to a law enforcement center in Georgia. Riley County police obtained on Wednesday a warrant for the arrest of Tierre Wall, 26, a resident .

  • Troop 223 grateful for support of chili feast

    To the Editor: On Feb. 28, Boy Scout Troop 223, sponsored by Crestview Christian Church, held its annual Chili and Chili Dog Feast at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. The event was held to raise funds to support scouts’ registration for summer .

  • Mercury’s progressive voice appreciated

    To the Editor: It is noteworthy that the Mercury has the best editorial page in Kansas. Its editorial of March 11, in which the paper severely criticizes Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Legislature for the dishonest approach to K-12 and .


    George Rader, 89, of Manhattan, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at his residence following an extended illness. The family provided some of the following information. George was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Richmond, Missouri the son of George and Nellie Blanche (Mcgaugh) Rader. He was .


    Diana “Kay” (Whittlesey) Ring, 69, of Manhattan, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. The family provided some of the following information. Diana was born in Winfield Dec. 10, 1945, the daughter of Donald Whittlesey and Gwendolin (Dozer) Wittlesey, of Manhattan. Diana .

  • Slow start dooms Tribe in 39-26 loss 1.phatch

    WICHITA — Facing a team with three girls over 6-feet tall, Manhattan High girls’ basketball coach Scott Mall knew his team would have to hit some outside shots to upset the Shawnee Mission Northwest Cougars Thursday afternoon. Playing in the quarterfinals .


    Libby Helen Wolffing, 90, former long time Manhattan and Toledo resident, died Monday, March 9, 2015, at Holly Hill Skilled Nursing Facility in Newbury, Ohio. The family provided some of the following information. Libby was born Nov. 7, 1924, on the family farm in Renfrow, .


    James Philip Grant, 80, of Overland Park, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at his home. James was born Sept. 5, 1934, in Junction City to Richard and Mary (Kreynest) Grant, the youngest of seven children. He married Elizabeth Vopat May 31, 1958, at St. Peter’s Church .

  • Wabaunsee upset bid falls short

    A strong start gave Wabaunsee a chance to beat top-seeded Central Plains on Thurdsay at the Class 2A state basketball tournament in Bramlage Coliseum, but the Chargers couldn’t keep up the momentum to close the half, ultimately losing 62-52. .

  • Meade 54, Pitt-Colgan 51

    In a tight game from start to finish, Meade got a three-point play from Jaylin Stapleton with 7.3 seconds left to upset Pittsburg-St. Mary’s Colgan in the quarterfinals Thursday. The Buffaloes led by two at halftime and had a three-point .


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