• MERLIN GEISLER

    Merlin Geisler, 80, of Leonardville, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley, Kansas..

  • PAT REASONER

    Pat Ann Reasoner, 80, of Keats, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at her home. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at the Keats United Methodist Church. Additional obituary information will be announced later by the .

  • Elevated security should be the rule

    One could argue that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is just doing its job in elevating security at some, perhaps hundreds, of federal building in Washington, D.C., and other major cities. After all, Jeh Johnson, secretary of .

  • Decision on equestrian makes mockery of ‘family’

    To the Editor: It was late on a recent Monday night when my 18-year-old-daughter called from Manhattan. I couldn’t understand her through her tears. This was a call I would never want a parent to endure. I couldn’t .

  • Questions remain after equestrian dream cut short

    To the Editor: A little girl’s dream of riding a horse turns into a dream of competing on a collegiate equestrian team. As with any athlete, years of practicing, no normal childhood and financial resources can indeed make that .

  • Wildcat fans can help poor with donations at OSU game

    To the Editor: The leaves are changing, and it’s beautiful to walk through campus with the sun shining and a soft breeze blowing. Recently as I built the first fire of the season in my fireplace, I could not .

  • Animated ‘Book of Life’ found entertaining Christopher.conner1

    “The Book of Life” begins with a group of detention students arriving at the museum. Apparently on an unsupervised field trip, the guide’s joy at delivering the final tour of the day turns to despair when he sees the .

  • Wildcats debut at No. 9 in CFP poll

    Kansas State may have five regular season games remaining, but the Wildcats know where they stand right now when it comes to the developing College Football Playoff picture. The Wildcats (6-1, 4-0 Big 12) debuted at No. 9 in the playoff committee’.

  • Area teams qualify for state cross country

    The Flint Hills region will send four teams and four individuals to their respective cross country state meets this weekend. The Wamego boys’ team will have the opportunity to run at home one last time after advancing as a team .

  • Jones named national player of the week

    After hitting over .600 and averaging 3.0 kills and 1.5 blocks per set last week, redshirt senior Natali Jones was named the Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week for the period ending October 26, the AVCA announced. It is the first national player .

  • Manhattan High Soccer correction

    A Manhattan High boys’ soccer player was misidentified in Monday’s Mercury. Austin French— not Ben Turnley — was pictured during the Indians’ 5-0 win over Junction City on Monday night. The Mercury regrets the error..

  • Six Wildcats named Academic All-Big 12

    Six members of the Kansas State cross country team were named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team, the conference announced this week. Sophomore Jenny McCarty, sophomore Morgan Wedekind, junior Mary Frances Donnelly, and senior Erika Schiller, represent the women’s .





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