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  • Tuition increases add to students’ load

    It’s tough to spin a 5.2-percent tuition increase as “restrained,” but that’s what Fred Logan, a Leawood attorney who is chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents, did on Wednesday. He said that the tuition increases the Regents .

  • Thanks, Manhattan, ‘for the best year of my life’

    To the Editor: I am an exchange student from a city on the coast of Spain. The first thing everyone asks me when I tell them I am from Europe is, “Why did you come here?” I never really knew .

  • When I’m home, I will miss America’s wonderful people

    To the Editor: My name is Andy Grenier; I’m an AFS exchange student from France. I have lived for 10 months in Manhattan. I lived with the Levin family for the first six months of my stay in this amazing .

  • Manhattan woman big bingo winner Bingo winner.phatch

    Kim Wishard of Manhattan on Wednesday won the grand prize in The Mercury’s first-ever bingo game. She completed her bingo card for a “blackout” and a prize of $500 with winning number N-39. Wishard, a retiree who moved to the .

  • Cybersecurity center earns recognition

    Kansas State University’s cybersecurity center is receiving national recognition for its dedication to cutting-edge research. The university’s Center for Information and Systems Assurance has been redesignated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense .

  • Food safety specialist says poisoning cases often underreported

    You’ve probably heard of norovirus, salmonella and E. coli, but would you know if you were sick with one of these foodborne illnesses? A Kansas State University food safety specialist says there are distinct symptoms for food poisoning and .

  • GENEVIEVE WERTZBERGER

    Genevieve J. Wertzberger, 86, died on Monday, June 16, 2014. She was born on Jan. 16, 1927. Genevieve lived most of her life in Manhattan. For the last two years, she lived in Boca Raton, Fla. She is survived by her son, Robert M. Sapp .

  • ESTHER ELLIOTT

    Esther Pauline Elliott, 86, of Plains died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. She was born Nov. 21, 1927, with her twin sister Fern in Las Vegas, N.M., to Loury and Vella Nelson Correll. Esther married Jack Elliott .

  • NORMA I. BERG

    Norma Irene Berg, 92, of Manhattan died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Lyle House at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. She was born Jan. 27, 1922, on a farm near Montrose. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz .

  • Two MHS players named All-Americans

    After each compiling special seasons for the Manhattan High baseball team this spring, Bret Fehr and Jesse Steinbring are drawing national attention for their accomplishments. The two were named to the 2014 Louisville Slugger High School All-America team, joining an exclusive .

  • Creepy-crawly science at library Paradeofhomes.phatch

    Learn about things creepy and tiny to massive and extinct this Saturday. It’s Science Saturday at the Manhattan Public Library, and you will be getting a “bug” surprise. For every human, there are 1.5 million bugs. Learn about, meet, and .

  • Niedermayerova, Wood named Big 12 Scholar-Athletes

    Kansas State senior tennis player Petra Niedermayerova and senior golfer Daniel Wood were named Big 12 Scholar-Athletes of the Year on Wednesday. It’s the second straight season Niedermayerova has earned the honor in her sport, voted on by the league’.







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