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  • Is coach a staunch Republican?

    Q: Dude, is Snyder a hardcore Republican? A: It seems fair to assume two things. That: 1. By “Dude,” you’re referring to the seasoned, rather stiff writer of this distinguished column, not some movie character played by Jeff Bridges; and 2. .

  • Snyder ad still airing

    A political advertisement featuring K-State football coach Bill Snyder was still running on Monday, despite campaign officials’ promise that it wouldn’t air later than Sunday. The commercial, which showed Snyder endorsing his long-time friend, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts .

  • Trial begins in 2008 Leonardville murder case

    Howard Barrett barely moved Monday during the start of his trial in connection with the 2008 stabbing death of a pest exterminator.The prosecution wrapped up its case against him Tuesday morning ending with two witnesses.  There was plenty of .

  • Trial set for Ogden man in July stabbing incident

    An Ogden man was bound over for trial in Riley County District Court Monday for his role in a July stabbing incident. Johnny Cossey, 38, is scheduled for a two-day trial on Feb. 10-11 after pleading innocent to four felony charges. .

  • Board to consider higer facility use fees

    Facility use fees for Manhattan-Ogden schools could increase this year if the school board approves a proposal from USD 383 administrators. The school board will hear the issue at a 6:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday. According to agenda information, the district is .

  • Speaker urges better US engagement with South America

    Iran, Russia and China are making inroads in South America because the United States has pulled back on military and academic exchanges with the region, an expert said in an appearance in Manhattan Monday. Marina Malamud, a professor of military .

  • Horror film ‘Ouija’ offers a story than makes sense G.w.clift1

    Journeyman actress Lin Shaye may have been in more movies than anyone since the end of the studio system. Including TV movies, she’s credited with 135 already. Maybe she’s best known as the particularly stomach-turning older woman in “Kingpin.” .

  • Judge orders Kansas to let gay couples marry

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Kansas to allow same-sex couples to marry, but he delayed enforcement of the order until next week to give the state time to appeal. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued .

  • Is pulling an ad really that difficult?

    Sen. Pat Roberts’ re-election campaign has been nothing if not relentlessly — viciously — hard-ball in criticizing independent candidate Greg Orman ever since the national Republican Party replaced Sen. Roberts’ staff after his primary victory over Dr. Milton Wolf was too close .

  • Mercury’s coverage of Snyder ad disappointing

    To the Editor: As an avid reader of online news content and a K-State fan who was searching for information about the Snyder and Roberts campaign debacle, I was shocked to find out that your newspaper didn’t have nearly .

  • Senior center to again host military memorabilia display

    To the Editor: For the eighth year in a row, local retired military members are teaming up with Army Airborne (Heritage Platoon) members for a weeklong military display in the Riley County Senior Center. This display has been favorably received .


    Cleo Inez Isabel “Tess” Turnbow, 91, of Wamego, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at her residence. She was born on Jan. 27, 1923, near Onaga and had been a Wamego and Manhattan area resident since 1963. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later .


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