• Snyder receiving treatment for undisclosed health issue

    Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder is receiving treatment for an undisclosed health issue but won’t miss any time in the upcoming football season. Mercury sources said Snyder, 77, has received treatment at a hospital in Kansas City for a .


    Lela Ann Sroufe, 85, Wamego, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on Nov. 1, 1931, in Randolph and had been a longtime area resident. To leave an online condolence for the family please visit the .


    Tony Michael York, 59, of Hartford, Kansas, died Jan. 28, 2017, at his residence. He was born Feb. 24, 1957, in Manhattan. He was the son of Richard and Ruth (Gieber) York. He graduated from Manhattan High School in 1975 and from Emporia Technical College in .

  • K-State expert suggests wines for Valentine’s Day

    A Kansas State University expert says selecting the perfect wine for Valentine’s Day is easy: Choose the one you like. When sweethearts choose an ideal pairing from a group or type of wines they prefer — whether white or red, .


    K-State welcome center gets state award The Berney Family Welcome Center at Kansas State University received the judges choice winner for the state building awards contest by the Associated General Contractors of Kansas Inc. The state organization honored the project .

  • Starting seeds for flowers, vegetables

    The onions poked through the growing media this past weekend. I like to grow my own onion plants for the garden. Onions sprout quickly at a temperature around 75 degrees. After the seeds have all sprouted, they are grown at a .

  • Businessman uses creativity to turn negative to positive

    What do you do with 100 extra mules? That’s probably not a problem you’ve dealt with lately, but it’s an interesting sidelight on the early career of a Kansas entrepreneur years ago. He became a titan of Kansas .

  • Club news

    Domestic Science Club The February meeting of the Domestic Science Club was held Feb. 2 at the Manhattan Public Library. Tom Boley, former agent of Naval Criminal and Investigative Service, gave the program “Forensics and Science.” He shared his experiences and .

  • Air port costs… Up, up and away?

    We don’t know about you, but we feel a burst of pride when we look into the sky and see one of those commercial airliners approaching or taking off from Manhattan Regional Airport. Those planes, and the airport itself, .

  • Learning about fascism, populism, nationalism

    To the Editor: During and after the election of U.S. President No. 45, I heard several terms spoken broadly throughout the media that, quite frankly, I did not fully understand — terms like “fascism,” “populism” and “nationalism.” So, I did my .

  • MHS mascot as learning tool

    Bill and Frank Felber Contributing Writers With the recent appointment of a committee, the Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education embarks on the second year of what has become at minimum a two year effort — the length of a full congressional term — .

  • What can be done about North Korea?

    Given President Donald Trump’s responses to Iran’s recent missile test, it would appear only a matter of time before we find ourselves facing down North Korea. Trump seems serious about responding to foes that violate U.N. or .


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