• Obituaries | May 17, 2013

    Robert Zender

    Robert G. Zender, 89, of Lincoln, Neb., died Wednesday in Lincoln, Neb.

  • Manhattan High School | May 17, 2013

    Indians edge Blue Jays to advance

    Mhssoccer jube.phatch

    JUNCTION CITY — For the first time all evening, the otherwise raucous crowd at Al Simpler Stadium fell silent. The Manhattan High and Junction City girls’ soccer teams had been trading penalty kicks to determine which team would advance to the state quarterfinals next week in

  • Manhattan High School | May 17, 2013

    MHS swimmers ready for state meet

    The Manhattan High girls’ swimming and diving team doesn’t have enough qualifiers to make noise in the team standings at state this week, but head coach Jerry Carpenter is expecting big things from the group that made the state cuts. After the Centennial League

  • Baseball | May 17, 2013

    Fisher, Meyer getting it done for Wildcats

    3 batting.phatch

    Throughout this season, the story for Kansas State baseball has been about how the upperclassmen stepped up as leaders to steer the team in the right direction. But in the series at Kansas, it was a pair of sophomores who came up with some of

  • Editorials | May 17, 2013

    You’ve made a fine start on life

    Here’s what we hope a commencement speaker tells area high school graduates this weekend. First, congratulations on getting this far. You can be justly proud of your accomplishments to date. You have persevered through more than a dozen years of formalized school training, all

  • Letters | May 16, 2013

    Salaries to sports figures are grossly out of line

    To the Editor: I have admired and, more importantly, respected KSU coach Bill Snyder for many years. For most of these years, I was not a resident of Kansas, but the values of the man shone through in articles I read. It was obvious that

  • Editorials | May 16, 2013

    Graduation weekend

    This weekend’s graduation activities at Kansas State University are obviously a big deal to the 5,000 or so graduates and their families. But is it important to those who have no immediate involvement in the event? It ought to be. It’s no exaggeration to

  • Letters | May 16, 2013

    Thanks for support of letter carriers food drive

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Flint Hills Breadbasket and those whom we serve, we would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank you” to all of the individuals who so generously donated food for the letter carriers’ drive on Many 11. The Stamp

  • Letters | May 16, 2013

    Tribute to Easterday was well-deserved

    To the Editor: I congratulate the Mercury for its article about Steve Easterday’s retirement as director of the Manhattan High School orchestra and his 36 years of teaching.

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 16, 2013

    Schulz says he hasn’t considered Va. Tech job

    TOPEKA — K-State President Kirk Schulz’s alma mater is looking for a new president, but Schulz said Thursday he hasn’t thought about applying for the job. Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger announced his retirement Tuesday. Schulz, a Virginia native, received his B.S.

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