• Government must let the sunshine in

    For many people, this is spring break, and that means sunshine. Sitting on a Florida beach, catching some spring-training baseball, or just getting out in the yard. It’s good. Sunshine is also healthy for the government. It’s a .

  • Candidates will answer questions at forums

    To the Editor: The League of Women Voters of Manhattan/Riley County is hosting a series of candidate forums. The first forum is from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, in the main fire station at Denison and Kimball Avenues .

  • KSU student from China wins design competition

    Lanting Su, a fourth-year architecture student at Kansas State University, is receiving a $5,000 scholarship as the winner of a College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, competition sponsored by Manko Window Systems in Manhattan. Su, from China, was the .


    Nell Ann Adams, 87, of Enterprise, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Enterprise Estate Nursing Center. She was born Dec. 18, 1927, in Pearl and was the daughter of Henry and Leola (Taylor) Rutz. Nell Ann graduated from Chapman High School in 1945. She married Edmond .


    Susan Olive Urban, 76, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. She was born on July 28, 1938, in Wapello County, Iowa, to Samuel and Olive (Davis) George. Susan graduated from Manhattan High School in 1956. Susan worked at Glendale Samaritan and Banner Thunderbird hospitals and retired after 26 .


    Harold G. Johnson, 90, of Rapid City, South Dakota, and formerly of Wamego, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Harold was born July 20, 1924, in Manhattan to LeRoy and Myrtle (Gittings) Johnson. He graduated from high school at Wamego and .


    Mabel Agnes Bailey, 92, of Belvue, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Manhattan. She was born July 10, 1922, in rural Auburn, the daughter of George A. and Bertha Cellars Moore. Mabel worked as a cook in the food service department at Kansas State University. .

  • Wildcats cruise past Akron to open WNIT

    There was no way Haley Texada’s career was going to come to an end Thursday night. To be sure, the Kansas State senior poured in a career-high 30 points to lead the Wildcats to a blowout 86-68 victory over Akron .

  • Cats open season at Tulsa

    The Kansas State women’s rowing team opens its spring campaign with head-to-head competition on Saturday against the University of Tulsa on the Verdigris River. Training for the past week in Tulsa for their annual Spring Camp, the Wildcats will .

  • K-State’s Lockett named Jet Award winner

    Kansas State all-purpose All-American Tyler Lockett has been named the winner of the 2014 Johnny “Jet” Rodgers National College Football Return Specialist Award, the award’s committee announced Thursday. Known as “The Jet Award,” the honor was established in 2011 to recognize .

  • Seatons mark 100 years of publishing The Mercury

    A local family today is celebrating 100 years of publishing The Manhattan Mercury. How that came about is the story of a couple of lucky breaks. Or rather, an unlucky break that turned very lucky. In simplest terms the Seaton family .

  • It’s time to write a history of you

    In a recent letter to the editor, Charles Kempthorne of Manhattan suggested that all of us take some time to write a few lines about our lives. We’d like to echo that thought. By “writing,” we mean actually sitting .


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