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  • Local |Education | January 08, 2014

    Heating system fails at MHS east campus

    Ninth-graders couldn’t escape the cold weather Tuesday as the Manhattan High east campus dealt with a heating issue. MHS principal Greg Hoyt sent a message out to parents detailing the experience. He said he was notified at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday about the issues and

  • Obituaries | January 08, 2014


    Paula Sue Moran, 58, died Thursday at Via Christi in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born July 20, 1955 in Manhattan to Eugene P. and Maxine E. Mayo Spaulding. She graduated from Manhattan High School in 1974. She spent much of her life

  • Obituaries | January 08, 2014


    LouAnn Meyer-Livingston, 75, of St. George, died Saturday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on July 26, 1938, in Manhattan. She was the daughter of Carl and Waunita (Kientz) Meyer.  She attended local schools

  • Obituaries | January 08, 2014


    Charles “Charlie” Helstrom Hostetler, 75, community business, political and civic leader, died Dec. 8, in Manhattan, Kansas after a courageous battle with cancer. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan.  Memorials in lieu

  • Obituaries | January 08, 2014


    Darlene Crabb, 75, of Keats, died Tuesday at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

  • Editorials | January 08, 2014

    Kim’s nuttiness: Real or surreal?

    Some of the most serious and sober-thinking global media outlets routinely refer to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as a nut case. To the general public, he seems a bit like one of those evil villains doing battle with James Bond. Perhaps these weird

  • Letters | January 08, 2014

    Blaine Thomas made many contributions to community

    To the Editor: Manhattan has recently endured the deaths of three prominent citizens. Two of those citizens (Charlie Hostetler and John Graham) were eulogized in the Mercury in deservedly glowing terms, detailing the rich history of their civic contributions. The Sunday (Jan. 5) Mercury article which

  • Letters | January 08, 2014

    Sometimes it seems like everybody’s gone crazy

    To the Editor: “Has everybody around here gone crazy?”  So cried John Hamilton’s Perry White, 1950s editor of The Daily Planet.  That question can be directed to our various levels of government and special-interest groups. In the heretofore land of the free,

  • Letters | January 08, 2014

    Residents grateful for snow-shoveling ‘angels’

    To the Editor: We have several angels in our neighborhood who have shoveled our driveway several times. We would like to thank them personally. God bless them, and we thank them for doing what they do for others also. There’s lots of good people

  • Men's Basketball | January 08, 2014

    Gipson powers Cats past TCU, 65-47

    FORT WORTH — The memories Thomas Gipson had of his first trip to TCU weren’t good. Gipson played 10 minutes and finished with four points in front of a family-filled crowd. On Tuesday, in the same situation, Gipson thrived. (Kansas State forward Thomas Gipson shoots against

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