Tuesday, May 31, 2016


  • Editorials | May 21, 2016

    Choosing the next KSU president…

    The people in charge of picking the next president at Kansas State University are asking for help, and we’d like to offer some thoughts. They want comments from university employees and staff, and you ought to raise your voice at hearings next week if

  • Letters | May 21, 2016

    Juneteenth promises a variety of activities

    To the editor: The 27th annual Manhattan Juneteenth Cele-bration will be held Saturday, June 18, at City Park. The theme of this year’s event is “Freedom — Community — Family.” Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back

  • Letters | May 21, 2016

    Olsburg has much to offer area residents

    To the Editor: After I finished reading the historically-based article about the town of Olsburg in the May 6 edition of The Mercury, it became quite clear that unfortunately, so few of the many, many businesses and services Olsburg has to offer were recognized. With the

  • May 21, 2016

    New Boston gets 2 excellence awards

    New Boston Creative Group received two Awards of Excellence from the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards on April 26. The design and video work recognized was produced for The Trust Company and New Boston Creative Group, respectively. New Boston also won six Awards of Distinction: website design

  • May 21, 2016

    Harts returns to Community First

    Terry Harts returned to Community First National Bank. He serves as senior vice president and chief credit officer. He left Community First in 2014 to become senior vice president and market president regional director of the Sunflower Bank’s central Kansas region. Harts brings more than 30

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University |Agriculture | May 21, 2016

    KSU offers feedlot assessment

    The Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s beef production medicine group is collaborating with the Kansas Livestock Association, the Kansas Beef Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to offer a Beef Quality Assurance feedlot assessment service for feedlots in the state of

  • General Activities | May 21, 2016

    Moore breaks Kansas half-marathon record


    Joe Moore broke his own record and then made a little history. The Manhattan resident won the Bill Snyder Highway Half-Marathon on Saturday with a time of 1:04:07, beating the course record he sat last year and breaking the Kansas state record of 1:04:25. Moore won last

  • May 21, 2016

    The Trust Company hires financial planner

    The Trust Company hired Kristen Payne as a financial planner. Payne is a 2016 K-State graduate. She earned her Bachelor of Science in personal financial planning and a minor in business administration on an accelerated schedule, finishing in three years. Payne joined The Trust Company full-time

  • Books | May 21, 2016

    Debut authors to freshen up your reading list


    We’ve put away the coats and sweaters and pulled out the sandals and shorts. It’s time to tuck winter away and breathe in the fresh air of spring. Along with the new leaves, flowers, and grass, this is a great time to freshen

  • Books | May 21, 2016

    Journalist comes to terms with son’s autism

    Imagine a high-powered, award-winning, sports-loving political journalist whose job takes him away from home for long hours covering presidents.  That was Ron Fournier, author of this intensely personal, self-disclosing memoir of his coming to terms with the Asperger’s syndrome diagnosis of his son

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