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  • Musician goes from one-room school to Grammys

    It’s time for the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. And the winner is….Jerry Blackstone, a renowned musician and choir director who comes from rural Kansas. Blackstone is a two-time Grammy award winner and internationally known conductor. His roots .

  • MARY M. WARD

    Mary M. “Marcy” Ward, 65, of Topeka, Kansas, formerly of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, died, Thursday, August 11, 2016. Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel is assisting the family. To view the full obituary online, please visit http://www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com..

  • CHARLES G. NIERNBERGER

    Charles G. Niernberger, age 91, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Saturday, August 13, 2016, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. He was born on November 23, 1924, in Ellis, Kansas, the son of Ed and Nora (Wasinger) Niernberger. Complete obituary information is pending and .

  • MARGARET Y. WALKER

    Margaret Yzerman Walker, 91, of Manhattan, died Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Via Christi Health Center in Manhattan. She was a retired Assistant Professor of Music at Kansas State University. The family provided some of the following information. Margaret was born in Sunnyside, .

  • MARY E. WIENANDT

    Mary E. Wienandt, 68, of Rainier, Washington, died on August 5, 2016, at Easthaven Villa in Yelm, Washington.  She was under hospice care in the facility.  She had been a patient in Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington from July 5, 2016, .

  • Bre Lewis looks to the rafters for her senior year Bre lewis.mercury

    Breanna Lewis knows she’s a good player. She may not have known it last season, or the season before, but she knows it now.     It’s not arrogance or braggadocio. The K-State 6-foot-5 center and Milwaukee native, .

  • CHRISTA ABDEL-SHAHEED

    Christa Abdel-Shaheed, 79, died Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  She was a resident of Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan, Kansas. The family provided some of the following information. Christa was born in the Black Forest town of Sankt Blasien, Germany, on August 16, 1936, where .

  • Batcats rely on new faces for 2016 season

    K-State fans making the trip to Tointon Family Stadium next spring might want to bring a roster because a lot of new faces will be hitting the diamond in 2017. K-State graduated eight seniors from the 2016 roster, leaving fairly large holes .

  • Women’s golf chips away with veterans

    Teams are always pleased when the core of their players return. Such is the case with the K-State women’s golf team, who returns all five of their top scorers. Last season saw marked improvement for the Wildcats. K-State faltered .

  • Youth leads team in coach’s 3rd year

    Positives abound as K-State men’s golf coach Grant Robbins as he glances back to last season. The Wildcats may have missed the NCAA tournament but a sixth-place Big 12 finish and the emergence of young talent has Robbins looking forward .

  • Official: Visitors causing damage to Konza’s trails Konza1.mercury

    The Konza Prairie, just outside of Manhattan, is part of a large swath of tallgrass prairie that runs through parts of Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas. Trails are open to the public, but recently Konza officials warned that they might close .

  • Questions to ask yourself when considering pet adoption

    When I fall in love, I fall hard. It was midway through my sophomore year of college. Despite sharing my tiny apartment with three other roommates, things were a bit lonely with classes, jobs and sorority functions keeping everyone busy. .






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