• Two K-State researchers become science society fellows

    Two Kansas State University faculty members have been named 2014 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, the world’s largest scientific society. The following Kansas State University faculty members were selected as fellows: • C. Michael .

  • EDITH M. PICKETT

    Edith Marie Pickett, 96, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Sept. 2, 1918, in Clay Center, the daughter of Emil Andrew and Jenny Sophia (Alexson) .

  • GENE HOLIWELL

    Gene Andrew Holiwell, 86, of Lawrence, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Gene was born July 24, 1928, in Wewoka, Okla., the son of Wakes Holiwell and Lena Holiwell-Wilson. He is survived by his children, Jean, Bradford and Joy Holiwell; grandsons, Jason and Daniel Nelson and .

  • JOHN DUMMERMUTH

    John W. Dummermuth, 95, of Waterville, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. Survivors include his children, Betty (Norm) Dummermuth of Manhattan and Jim (Rhonda) Tilley of Waterville; a brother, Norman Dummermuth of Manhattan; a sister, Connie .

  • There’s more to food writing than just cookbooks and recipes Rhonna.hargett

    ‘Tis the season for merry-making, generosity, sentimentality, and most importantly, gathering together to eat. The food we eat is an important part of our stories and our cultural identity. It is a vital way through which we build community, bond .

  • What to do now? Prepare for winter Greggeyestone1

    This November, questions about fertilizing lawns, watering, tree leaves and shutting down the mower have been common. We have had to adjust to the varying weather conditions we have had. Fertilizing tall fescue is suggested at the last mowing each .

  • ‘American Mission’ a story about Africa

    “The American Mission” is a story about Africa. More specifically, given Africa’s vastness in surface and cultures, it’s a story about the Democratic Republic of the Congo, once known as Zaire. It borders Congo, an entirely separate country, .

  • ‘Cat Tales’ essential for KSU fanatics

    Here’s a fine collection of work for K-State sports fans: Mark Janssen’s writing on the Wildcats over the past four decades. For most longtime readers of The Mercury, the stories will sound familiar: They’re largely drawn from .

  • Crude oil prices drop after no OPEC changes

    Crude oil prices collapsed to a four-year low on Thanksgiving Day, dropping as low as $67.75 per barrel after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided to leave production targets unchanged at their most recent meeting. Analysts had been .

  • Putin may be painting himself into a corner

    Many Western analysts have long believed that Russians are long-suffering people, willing to endure extreme privation without revolting. However, there are indications that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, may not share this view. Moscow blames .

  • Early deals lure shoppers from Thanksgiving meals

    Shoppers who excused themselves from Thanksgiving meals to score early holiday deals in Manhattan were greeted by chilly temperatures and the occasional wait. Lines at Target and Best Buy stretched around each building as hundreds of people stood in line .

  • County has lack of foster homes

    Riley County only has enough foster homes for about one-third of children who need care. According to St. Francis Community Services,which is contracted by the state to place foster children locally, there are 71 children from Riley County in foster .





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