In our complex world, The Mercury’s editors can sometimes feel the heat. The heat seldom burns. That’s not the case for some Latin American editors. Among the most courageous of those I know personally is Jose Ruben Zamora. This is his story. Jose
Members of the all-Republican Kansas congressional delegation are standing in opposition to proposed defense cuts. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced last week that the Pentagon is proposing reducing the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to World War II. The proposed troop
The pageantry and excess of “The Hunger Games” will grace the runway on Monday at the K-State Student Union. The book series is the theme for this year’s Project Runway event, organized by the Union Program Council. Seven student designers will emulate a piece
Friday night at the K-State Alumni Center was a lot like Vegas – except those who went could tell people what they did. The Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan held its annual Casino Night fundraiser, which served as an anniversary celebration. Which anniversary was it?
Ogden Elementary has been nominated for the 2014 National Blue Ribbon (NBR) Schools Award Program. The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) nominated five schools for the prestigious award that recognizes high and/or improved performance by public and private elementary, middle, and high schools. Last
A body was discovered Friday afternoon in the Tuttle Cove area of Tuttle Creek Lake, according to Pottawatomie County sheriff Greg Riat. There was no immediate identification of the person. The body was taken to Kansas City for an autopsy by a forensic pathologist. Jane
Elizabeth Dodd Contributing writer When three young women, just finished with college, set out to hike 240 miles of California’s John Muir Trail in 1993, they travel in a wilderness with very few other women backpackers. Instead, author Suzanne Roberts and her friends Dionne and
“A Star for Mrs. Blake” is a charming story of a group of women who would never have met unless their sons had not been killed in World War I. They were brought together because Congress passed a law in 1929 that allowed the mothers of
When Army cook Albert Gitchell reported to sick call at Fort Riley on March 4, 1918, little did anyone suspect that the world was in the midst of an epidemic that would kill nearly five percent of the world’s population. The influenza pandemic of 1918 to 1920 (called
K-State grad Mark A. Chapman is probably best known in Manhattan as a significant donor to his alma mater, but his second book of poetry and images provide evidence that in addition to being a businessman and philanthropist, he is a solid writer and artist.
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