Friday, July 3, 2015


  • Football | September 04, 2013

    14 former Wildcats on NFL rosters

    Kansas State had 13 former players on active rosters and one on injured reserve as NFL teams were mandated to trim their rosters to 53 players for the upcoming season this past weekend. Of the 14 players, eight are on offense and six are on defense. The longest-tenured

  • September 03, 2013

    Commission moves to look at alternatives for Peace Memorial Auditorium

    City Commissioners voted to look at alternatives to renovating the Peace Memorial Auditorium that would include keeping the stage and adding Parks and Recreation offices to City Hall during Tuesday night’s city commission meeting. Commissioners voted against moving forward with current plans that would

  • Obituaries | September 03, 2013

    Gerald ‘Jerry’ Umbaugh

    Gerald “Jerry” Umbaugh, 91, of Manhattan, died Sunday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

  • Obituaries | September 03, 2013

    Elver L. Richter

    Elver Richter, 87, of Leonardville, died Monday at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

  • Editorials | September 03, 2013

    Federal government tolerant to a fault

    When states began decriminalizing marijuana, one of the big questions — to growers, smokers, state authorities and law enforcement — was how the federal government would react. The feds could have quashed the movement to approve medical marijuana use, which was the initial breakthrough, and the more

  • Letters | September 03, 2013

    City should either preserve memorial or build another

    To the Editor: The city auditorium, stage and balcony were built by this community to honor the 101 Riley County servicemen who died in World War II and about 2,000 other county veterans who survived. The facility was named Peace Memorial Auditorium in their honor.

  • Letters | September 03, 2013

    Downtown is the rightful home of Purple Power Play

    To the Editor: The Wednesday, August 28, edition of the Mercury contained an “I Wonder” article about the construction on Poyntz Avenue and the effect it would have on downtown parades.

  • Letters | September 03, 2013

    Lawrence manages to keep a pool open until September

    To the Editor: Wow. The last two weekends of August certainly proved how wrong the decision of Parks and Recreation to close City and CiCo Park pools early was. Lesson learned?

  • Local |Education | September 03, 2013

    Pre-school, east campus are new focal points for district

    Having wrapped up construction of its $98 million bond issue, the focus in USD 383 is shifting to a new set of renovation and construction projects. Perhaps another bond issue is on the way, too. Since July, the USD 383 school board has discussed facility needs at Manhattan

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 03, 2013

    Kansas considers ‘Hard 50’

    The Kansas Legislature convened for a special session Tuesday to rewrite the state’s “Hard 50” criminal sentencing law and to approve Gov. Sam Brownback’s appointment of Caleb Stegall to the Kansas Court of Appeals. The “Hard 50” law allows judges to sentence some convicted murderers

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