• Organizers hoping for biggest-yet Sampler in Wamego Samplerfestsetup.phatch

    Sunshine and warm temperatures could make this year’s Kansas Sampler Festival the biggest yet, said festival director Julie Roller. Roller said Wamego — which won the bid to host the event for this year and next and is the smallest .

  • MHS assistant principal resigns

    Manhattan High School’s east campus assistant principal Charlie Sprott has resigned from his position, and senior class assistant principal Dave Holloway will take over starting in the fall. Sprott is moving to Texas where his wife, Katherine Sprott, received .

  • Officials propose 2015 joint projects

    Officials revealed proposed 2015 city/university fund projects Wednesday. Cindy Bontrager, K-State vice president for administration and finance, said this year’s projects are heavier on the city side. The city/university committee didn’t have enough members to vote on .

  • Harms to lead kinesiology dept.

    Craig Harms, professor and authority on exercise physiology, has been named head of the kinesiology department in Kansas State University’s College of Human Ecology. The appointment is effective June 8. “I am very excited that Dr. Craig Harms will step .

  • Sewer study approved

    Riley County commissioners gave Special Projects Director Monty Wedel the go-ahead to research sewer and other infrastructure upgrades/extensions within a 20-acre area of land directly north of Tuttle Creek Boulevard and east of Marlatt Avenue and Thomas Ward Road .

  • Depth leads Indians to home win Mariahscipio200im.phatch

    In one of the larger home meets of the season, the Manhattan High girls’ swimming and diving team beat out five other teams for first place on Wednesday at the KSU Natatorium. The Indians pulled out the win despite battling .

  • A proud day for citizen-soldiers

    It’s hard not to be impressed by the naturalization ceremony Wednesday on Fort Riley — the first such ceremony ever on post. And we suspect that the five soldiers, who have long since sworn to protect the United States, will .

  • NBAF and football program don’t boost KSU academics

    To the Editor: As described in the Wednesday, April 30, edition of the Mercury, Kansas State University President Schulz has asked for Manhattan community support as the university expands. That will be good for the planned renovations of the veterinary school .

  • Brownback will one day rue the harm he has done

    To the Editor: Gov. Sam Brownback may become the most flawed, tragic and Faust-like character in Kansas political history. His ambition to become his party’s presidential nominee in 2016 has resulted in his selling his political soul to the Dark .

  • KSU landscape architecture students win awards

    Landscape architecture students from Kansas State University were recognized for outstanding contributions to landscape architecture at the American Society of Landscape Architects Central States Conference, April 11 in Omaha. Students, all in landscape architecture unless otherwise noted, receiving honors included: Kraig .

  • ConocoPhillips contributes $278,000

    ConocoPhillips recently donated $278,000 to Kansas State University for the College of Engineering, College of Business Administration and a variety of programs across campus. The gift will support departments, faculty fellowships and student scholarships, as well as student professional organizations, programs .

  • HAZEL (KEEN) ROBERTS

    Hazel (Keen) Roberts, 91, died Tuesday at the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Aug. 17, 1922, in Fostoria, the daughter of Otis Ellsworth and Grace Thurza (Nelson) Keen. Hazel graduated from .





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