• Court dates set for men accused of robbery

    Two Ogden men charged in a July robbery that left a victim seriously injured were scheduled for future court dates on Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Judge William Malcolm scheduled 38-year-old Johnny Cossey to appear on Aug. 19 for a .

  • Now, on to the general election

    Among our assorted thoughts on Tuesday’s primary election is that Riley County voters somehow managed to live down to expectations. As it turns out, Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo’s projection of 20-percent turnout was too optimistic. Unofficial results .

  • Fieldhouse can fill many gaps

    I was taken aback by the recent article in the Mercury on the falling occupancy rate in local hotels over the past year. Couple this with the fact that more hotels are scheduled to be built, and we are certain .

  • Character has always been a factor for Cooperstown

    To the Editor: Steve Cameron is certainly entitled to his opinion that Pete Rose and Barry Bonds (and Joe Jackson, Steve?) ought to be enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., because only on-field accomplishments should .

  • ‘Wish I Was Here’ doesn’t earn a recommendation G.w.clift1

    The last two movies I’ve seen in theaters—”And So It Goes” and, now, “Wish I Was Here”—have been modest-scale films, nearly indy pictures. They have each been directed by former TV stars, Rob “All in the Family” .

  • Expert expects compliance on labels

    A Kansas State University food label expert believes most companies will comply with a new voluntary federal labeling regulation that defines the term “gluten-free.” The new regulation went into effect Tuesday. “The gluten-free trend has been crazy,” said Fadi Aramouni, .

  • K-State scientist uses camelina to build better biofuels

    A Kansas State University biochemist is improving biofuels with a promising crop: Camelina sativa. The research may help boost rural economies and provide farmers with a value-added product. Timothy Durrett, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, is part of .

  • Communication key for parents dealing with new teacher

    Parents shouldn’t worry about having a first-year teacher in their child’s classroom, according to a Kansas State University education professor. “Being a first-time teacher is an exciting and amazing experience that gets easier with time,” said Lori Goodson, .

  • Erickson to lead KSU professional mentoring initiative

    Pamela Erickson will join Kansas State University’s College of Human Ecology on Aug. 18 as director of a mentoring initiative that will pair students with professionals to help students build successful careers. Erickson currently is director of academic advising at .

  • ROD BOWEN

    Rodney Mason Bowen, 76, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born March 12, 1938, in Seminole, Okla. A Celebration of Life will be at 11 a.m.. Saturday, August 9, at the Grace Baptist Church, 2901 Dickens .

  • ALMA LEE FECHTER

    Alma Lee Fechter, 89, of rural Belvue died with her family by her side on Monday, August 4, 2014 at Wamego Health Center. The family provided some of the following information. Alma Lee was born March 4, 1925, in Havensville. She was the daughter of .

  • EILENE DORCILE CHENEY

    Eilene Dorcile Cheney, 92, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Oklahoma City.  The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Sept. 8, 1921, in Randolph to George and Elin Rickson.  She graduated from Randolph High School and stayed in .





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