• JESSE SETTLER

    Jesse Rhoderick Settler, 91, of Manhattan, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. Jesse, a man who experienced the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and the flood of 1951, was born on Aug. 14, 1922, in Council Grove, the son of the .

  • VIRGINIA CRIDER

    Virginia Janice Crider, 85, of Topeka, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Brewster Place in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Nov. 28, 1928, in Pocatello, Idaho, the daughter of James Melvin and Mary Valera (Hunt) Heskett. In 1967, .

  • GLADYS FORST

    Gladys M. Forst, 88, of Marysville, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at Cambridge Place in Marysville. The family provided some of the following information. Gladys was born Jan. 18, 1926, to Anthony “Tony” and Elizabeth (Heinen) Wilhelm in Kelly. She attended grade school in Kelly .

  • JOHN KNOST

    John Hugh Knost, 88, of St. George, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. John was born on May 21, 1925, in Grove Springs, Mo. Graveside inurnment services with military honors to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, at .

  • JAMES TOWNSEND JR.

    Col. James Brerton Townsend Jr., 91, of Manhattan, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Services are pending with Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan..

  • Manhattan High celebrates its 100th graduating class 0518mhs1908seniorpicture.phatch

    Manhattan High School Class of 2014 students will receive their diplomas today, and this class is special. This class is the 100th in Manhattan to graduate from a fouryear high school program, marked by the creation of the old high school — .

  • Arts in the Park returns with blues, country and more

    The sound of music will fill the Little Apple once again this summer. The Arts in the Park series will return on May 23 and continue every Friday until Aug. 15. All concerts will be held in the Larry Norvell Band Shell .

  • ACRONYM: a recipe for success Brian mug.phatch

    I’ve spent the equivalent of college here in Manhattan. I came to the Manhattan Mercury as a wideeyed youth in August 2010. Now it’s May 2014, and I’m a hardened man who’s ready to graduate to the next .

  • K-State graduating class takes ‘one small step’ into future Commencement02.phatch

    Jon Hofmeister was a student at Kansas State University when astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon and famously state, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Inside .

  • Distance student completes degree through Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath Tim cox.phatch

    For Timothy Cox of Old Bridge, N.J., a degree is proof that determination and support can bring success, even in the most challenging situations. Cox completed his academic advising master’s degree online through Kansas State University Global Campus. .

  • Local jobless numbers down

    Unemployment in the Manhattan area saw a slight decrease in April, according to a report released Friday from the Kansas Department of Labor. The report showed that the jobless rate for the metro area, which includes Riley, Pottawatomie and Geary .

  • Author argues Carthage was Civil War firestarter

    When did the fighting of the Civil War really start? The Kansas border wars in the latter 1850s? John Brown’s raid at Harper’s Ferry, Va., on Oct. 21, 1859? The attack on Fort Sumter, S.C., on April 12, 1861? The First .





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