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  • Manhattan High School | September 27, 2013

    Undersized Bieber makes big impact

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    Even at the high-school level, the average defensive lineman weighs more than 200 pounds. But being undersized hasn’t stopped Manhattan High’s Henry Bieber, who stands at 6-feet tall and weighs 185 pounds as a defensive end for the Indians. Facing larger, but oftentimes slower offensive

  • Manhattan High School | September 27, 2013

    Indians come up short in Lawrence dual

    With eight days between matches for the Manhattan High girls’ tennis team, the rust started to show a little bit on Thursday. Traveling to Lawrence for a dual with Lawrence High, Manhattan came up just short, falling 5-4. A year ago at this meet, they

  • Manhattan High School | September 27, 2013

    MHS golfers take 3rd at Rural Invite

    Competing in the 10-team Washburn Rural Invitational on Thursday, the Manhattan High girls’ golf team shot a 370 to take third place at the Wamego Country Club. Kylie McCarthy battled through tough conditions to shoot an 80 and win the tournament, sinking birdie putts on two of

  • Editorials | September 27, 2013

    Thanks, Felber, but not good-bye

    Today was Bill Felber’s last day as executive editor of The Manhattan Mercury. It’s a big deal around here for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that the Mercury newsroom has been Felber’s second home since 1969. We won’

  • Columns | September 27, 2013

    Need for food stamps is real

    Nearly one in 10 Kansans is enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the new name for food stamps. The program was established decades ago with the help of Sen. Bob Dole. Over the past few months, Kansans in Washington like Rep. Tim Huelskamp and Sen.

  • Obituaries | September 27, 2013


    Barbara Lee Kelly, 69, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. She was born Oct. 1, 1943, in Salina. She was the daughter of Robert J. and Anita (Railsback) Kelly. Barbara grew up in Salina and graduated from then Marymount College in Salina. She worked

  • Obituaries | September 27, 2013


    Bette Solberg, 92, of Manhattan, died Wednesday at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. She was born April 19, 1921, in Minneapolis, Minn., where she was raised until she married Howard Burton Solberg on Jan. 17,1942, in Minneapolis.They later moved to Sacramento, Calif., where they had and raised

  • Obituaries | September 27, 2013


    Era Bryant, 92, died Thursday at his residence in Manhattan. He was born on Nov. 8, 1920 in Independence. Funeral Service information and a complete obituary will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

  • Obituaries | September 27, 2013


    Gregory “Greg” Kern, 61, of rural Maple Hill, passed away at his home Friday following a lengthy battle with cancer. Among survivors is his wife Lori, of their home. Services are pending with Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego.

  • Men's Basketball | September 27, 2013

    K-State gets early start on practice

    On Thursday there were basketball’s bouncing about on the south side of the Basketball Training Facility. The men’s basketball season is officially underway. That might seem early, but earlier practices are something Kansas State coach Bruce Weber has been pushing for, and something

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