Friday, November 27, 2015


  • Local |Business | December 21, 2013

    Greater Manhattan promotes two

    The executive board of the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation has promoted Vern Henricks president and CEO, and promoted Marla Brandon to vice president of finance. Henricks has served as CEO since starting with the Foundation in February. Henricks earned both his bachelor’s and master’

  • Manhattan High School | December 20, 2013

    MHS boys handle Emporia

    Manhattan had two goals for the first portion of the season, which ended with Friday night’s 66-35 win over Emporia. Finish the first semester undefeated at home? Check. Stay undefeated into the Christmas break? Check. With nearly three weeks before their next game, the

  • Manhattan High School | December 20, 2013

    Indians rout Emporia, 66-40

    The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team rebounded from its first loss of the season to beat the Emporia Spartans 66-40 in a game that was never close. From the opening tip, the Indians took control, leading 17-8 after the first quarter and 34-12 by halftime.

  • Local | December 20, 2013

    Kansas upbringing inspired artist who sculpted Kaw statue


    He rode into town under the cover of darkness, bringing with him a “Peace Offering on the Blue.” Tom Ford, designer of new sculpture gracing the Fourth and Bluemont roundabout that was installed on Thursday, is no stranger to Manhattan — or to Kansas’ western heritage.

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 20, 2013

    Regents policy limits social media use

    University faculty and staff members around the state are likely to become wary of social media use. The Kansas Board of Regents unanimously passed a policy Wednesday that gave universities the authority to suspend, dismiss or fire employees — tenured or otherwise — due to improper use

  • Letters | December 20, 2013

    Observing the Sabbath may ease ‘Sunday night blues’

    To the Editor, In last Friday’s Mercury, an article was printed from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune which described the problem of the “Sunday night blues,” and bemoaned the loss of rest, connection, and contentment which Sundays now represent to many people. Could these significant losses

  • Local |Fort Riley | December 20, 2013

    Officials identify soldiers in crash

    The Department of Defense has identified five Fort Riley soldiers killed in the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter in Afghanistan. The soldiers were members of the 1st Infantry Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade and went down in Now Bahar, Afghanistan Tuesday while there supporting

  • Movies | December 20, 2013

    ‘Smaug’ story is entertaining, but it ends too abruptly

    Peter Jackson takes on the middle portion of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” in last weekend’s top box office release, “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug,” centering on the exploits of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he and his companions continue their quest

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University |Obituaries | December 20, 2013

    CEO and professor Graham dies

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    John R. Graham, a leader in the Manhattan academic and business community, died of cancer Friday at age 68. “He is a very dear friend, and I’m just broken up over it,” said C. Clyde Jones, K-State business college’s first dean. Graham, chairman and

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 20, 2013

    K-State students contribute to KC design studio

    A design study project to revitalize the Independence Avenue area of northeast Kansas City, Mo., has earned several Kansas State University students a distinguished recognition from the Kansas City chapter of the American Institutes of Architects. “Independence Avenue Urban Vision Study” by the urban design

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