• Can Mars One accomplish its mission?

    Readers might remember earlier this month a splash of publicity about manned missions to Mars — one-way missions. That publicity involved the Mars One Project, which plans to establish a permanent mission on the Red Planet in 2024, and had narrowed its .

  • Misinformation threatens lesser prairie chickens’ future

    To the Editor: It is depressing to see all the politics surrounding the lesser prairie chicken. My experience with this species spans more than 35 years, and I have seen most of its remaining Kansas habitat plus much of what little .

  • Just smile along with ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ Christopher.conner1

    Do you remember a 2010 movie called “Hot Tub Time Machine”? If not, you may want to rent a copy of it before you go see its sequel, the recently-released “Hot Tub Time Machine 2.” And even then, some of the new .

  • Thousands of K-State fans ignored the ‘Wildcat Way’

    To the Editor: I couldn’t help but notice that Nathan Power stated in his apology letter to KU and everyone that he was sorry for “…breaking from the Wildcat way and stepping outside what is acceptable in the spirit .

  • Indians ready for state tournament Wallace.phatch

    At this time last week, Manhattan head coach Robert Gonzales expected to have a minimum of eight wrestlers make the trip to this weekend’s Class 6A state wrestling tournament in Wichita. He thought if things went right, the team .

  • Storming is a rite worth protecting

    What happened Monday night after the K-State men’s basketball team defeated KU can’t happen again. We’re not referring to storming the court but rather the excesses that turned such a sweet moment sour. The university’s lack .

  • Lawmakers’ actual reforms don’t approach the rhetoric

    To the Editor: The Mercury devoted important space this past week to a couple of articles that were related in important ways most readers may not have realized. The first story concerned an effort by the Kansas Legislature to limit .

  • Glory undone by unruly fans

    To the Editor: While the victory over KU was sweet, all glory was quickly erased by actions of an unruly, immature crowd. Action needs to be taken by the KSU administration to pre-vent a repeat of this scenario..

  • Forecast calls for 4 to 6 inches of weekend snow

    Snow is coming this weekend, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Mary Knapp, climatologist at Kansas State University, said Manhattan is on the northern edge of the snowstorm area expected to bring 4 to 6 inches of snow. This .

  • Speaker: Central Asia important to Americans

    Central Asia is not the land of “Borat,” according to an expert on the region who spoke in Manhattan Thursday. While that goofball comedy movie of a few years ago purported to show life in Kazakhstan, the part supposedly set .

  • Ogden burglary suspect working on plea deal

    An Ogden man accused of burglarizing a laundromat in January waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Friday morning. Douglas Carson, 32, faces felony charges of burglary, conspiracy to commit a burglary with Evan MeGaw, 36, theft and a misdemeanor charge .

  • 2 treated, released after car burns in parking garage Fire1.phatch

    Two people were treated for smoke inhalation after a car caught fire on Thursday in the KSU parking garage at the corner of 17th Street and Anderson Avenue. The Manhattan Fire Department and Kansas State University Police Department arrived to .


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