• Track & Field | May 19, 2014

    Twiss, Field headline final day of Big 12s

    LUBBOCK, Texas — The Kansas State track and field team capped off its Big 12 Championship meet weekend on Sunday with the women finishing fifth and the men sixth on the Texas Tech campus. K-State’s individual efforts were highlighted Devin Field’s Big 12 title in the

  • Obituaries | May 19, 2014


    Jesse Rhoderick Settler, 91, of Manhattan, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. Jesse, a man who experienced the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and the flood of 1951, was born on Aug. 14, 1922, in Council Grove, the son of the late Jesse and Lilly (Rice)

  • Obituaries | May 19, 2014


    Virginia Janice Crider, 85, of Topeka, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Brewster Place in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Nov. 28, 1928, in Pocatello, Idaho, the daughter of James Melvin and Mary Valera (Hunt) Heskett. In 1967, she was married to Lawrence

  • Obituaries | May 19, 2014


    Gladys M. Forst, 88, of Marysville, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at Cambridge Place in Marysville. The family provided some of the following information. Gladys was born Jan. 18, 1926, to Anthony “Tony” and Elizabeth (Heinen) Wilhelm in Kelly. She attended grade school in Kelly and graduated from St. Peter &

  • Obituaries | May 19, 2014


    John Hugh Knost, 88, of St. George, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. John was born on May 21, 1925, in Grove Springs, Mo. Graveside inurnment services with military honors to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Kensington Gardens Cemetery in

  • Obituaries | May 19, 2014


    Col. James Brerton Townsend Jr., 91, of Manhattan, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Services are pending with Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan.

  • Local |Education | May 18, 2014

    Manhattan High celebrates its 100th graduating class


    Manhattan High School Class of 2014 students will receive their diplomas today, and this class is special. This class is the 100th in Manhattan to graduate from a fouryear high school program, marked by the creation of the old high school — now the west half of

  • Arts & Leisure | May 18, 2014

    Arts in the Park returns with blues, country and more

    The sound of music will fill the Little Apple once again this summer. The Arts in the Park series will return on May 23 and continue every Friday until Aug. 15. All concerts will be held in the Larry Norvell Band Shell at City Park. Admission to

  • Off The Beat | May 18, 2014

    ACRONYM: a recipe for success

    Brian mug.phatch

    I’ve spent the equivalent of college here in Manhattan. I came to the Manhattan Mercury as a wideeyed youth in August 2010. Now it’s May 2014, and I’m a hardened man who’s ready to graduate to the next stage of life much like

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 18, 2014

    K-State graduating class takes ‘one small step’ into future


    Jon Hofmeister was a student at Kansas State University when astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon and famously state, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Inside Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday morning,

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