• Legislators not pleased with school funding bill

    Some local legislators said they are disappointed that the Kansas House passed a “block grant” bill for school funding Friday morning. The House voted 64-57 to pass the measure, which would repeal the current school finance formulas and keep funding .

  • BRI gets jumpstart on NBAF research

    Although the remaining funding for the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility, or NBAF, was recently finalized, work on the federal livestock research facility has continued to move forward in recent years — including Kansas State University conducting research that will help .

  • Regents: Enrollment at state’s public universitites dropping

    Enrollment in Kansas Board of Regents institutions is falling as the economy improves, according to officials. Cynthia Farrier, director of data research and planing for the Regents, told board members on Wednesday enrollment dropped by 6,526 students from 2013 to 2014. The report .

  • Chieftains and friends entertain McCain crowd G.w.clift1

    About a dozen years have passed since last we saw The Chieftains in K-State’s McCain Auditorium. During those years lots of interesting Irish folk and bar music acts have come to town to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with .

  • Workshop set ahead of pageant hosted by former Miss America

    A local pageant organization is offering a workshop to prepare prospective contestants for an upcoming competition with a celebrity host. Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2011 will host the Heartland Cinderella Pageant May 22-23 at C.L. Hoover Opera House in Junction .

  • Students win $20,000 to launch businessess in K-State competition

    A Kansas State University competition has awarded 19 students and 16 different business ideas with $20,000 in prize money.  The K-State Launch competition gives students experience in the process of making a business proposal. The competition is organized by the Center for the .

  • Don’t weaken energy standards

    The struggle over renewable energy standards has trouble competing with school funding and tax issues for attention this legislative session. Yet Kansans should know that efforts are again under way to weaken existing — and reasonable — legislation pertaining to renewable energy .

  • Shooting suspect taken into custody

    The suspect in a Tuesday morning shooting that killed an Ogden man turned himself in on Thursday to a law enforcement center in Georgia. Riley County police obtained on Wednesday a warrant for the arrest of Tierre Wall, 26, a resident .

  • Troop 223 grateful for support of chili feast

    To the Editor: On Feb. 28, Boy Scout Troop 223, sponsored by Crestview Christian Church, held its annual Chili and Chili Dog Feast at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. The event was held to raise funds to support scouts’ registration for summer .

  • Mercury’s progressive voice appreciated

    To the Editor: It is noteworthy that the Mercury has the best editorial page in Kansas. Its editorial of March 11, in which the paper severely criticizes Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Legislature for the dishonest approach to K-12 and .


    George Rader, 89, of Manhattan, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at his residence following an extended illness. The family provided some of the following information. George was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Richmond, Missouri the son of George and Nellie Blanche (Mcgaugh) Rader. He was .


    Diana “Kay” (Whittlesey) Ring, 69, of Manhattan, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. The family provided some of the following information. Diana was born in Winfield Dec. 10, 1945, the daughter of Donald Whittlesey and Gwendolin (Dozer) Wittlesey, of Manhattan. Diana .


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