• MHS football lands seven on all-league

    The Manhattan High football team had seven players recognized by the Centennial League’s coaches as all-league performers on Saturday, including four on the first team. Manhattan finished the year at 7-2, sharing the Centennial League title with Topeka High .

  • Anthony Middle School students attend KAY conference

    Seven members of the Susan B. Anthony KAY Club attended the Area 3 Kansas Association for Youth Regional Conference on Nov. 7 in Wamego. The club received the Blue Award in recognition of their student leadership and service to their school, community, .

  • Manhattanite named to Phi Kappa Phi honor society

    TOPEKA — Washburn University student Shari LaGrange-Aulich of Manhattan was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. LaGrauge-Aulich is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. The 36 Washburn students elected to membership in Phi Kappa Phi include juniors in the .

  • Fort Riley soldiers help with school meal

    Partners in Education from Fort Riley joined in the Thanksgiving fun in Angela Blankenau and Erin Allen’s kindergarten class at Frank Bergman Elementary on Tuesday. Sgts. Travis Daugherty and Joseph Gray assisted the kindergarteners as they prepared for their .

  • 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 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 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 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 .


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