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  • MARGARET LUCILLE FERRIS

    Margaret Lucille Ferris, 92, of Frankfort, died March 28, at Frankfort Care Home. Funeral service was Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Frankfort. Burial was in Barrett Cemetery near Frankfort..

  • GEORGE EASTON

    George W. Easton, age 62, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born Jan. 13, 1952, in Pontiac, Mich., the son of James Watson and Sara Elizabeth (Williams) Easton.  George grew up in Clarkston, Mich., and .

  • ESPN president headlines panel discussion Landonlecture8.phatch

    Dr. April Mason: Tonight we’re really very pleased to welcome one of the most prominent figures in American sports media and three leaders in collegiate athletics to our Landon panel. This panel will undoubtedly bring insight, challenge us to .

  • Cats host key midseason series vs. KU Ksubsb3.phatch

    No doubt, the Kansas State baseball team had lofty expectations when the season started. Now 28 games into the season, the Wildcats are sitting at 17-11 overall and 1-2 in the Big 12 — nowhere near what their personal goals were coming into .

  • Sports leaders call for sweeping NCAA reform

    As the leader of ESPN — one of the single most powerful entities in pop culture and the driving force behind how most Americans have received their sports fix in the last 30 years — John Skipper believes if there’s one thing .

  • Board adds positions

    The USD 383 Board of Education on Wednesday unanimously approved adding an early childhood preschool director and a high school agricultural science teacher. The preschool director position would be a part of program requirements for the district’s prekindergarten program grant .

  • Ariz. police still looking into fall Mcclendon.phatch

    Tempe police have made progress in their investigation of the death of former Manhattan High student body president Naomi McClendon, but how she received the alcohol contributing to her death remains unclear. McClendon, 18, early Sunday morning fell from a 10th-floor .

  • Wamego gears up for annual Tulip Fest Tulip fest.phatch

    Wamego’s 27th annual Tulip Festival is just around the corner — whether Mother Nature is ready for it or not. The festival will be April 12-13 in Wamego City Park and will showcase at least 150 artists from across the country. .

  • Let’s not arrest feds for doing their jobs

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has struck again. Now he’s criticizing a House committee for not being confrontational enough in a bill that declares that the federal government has no authority to regulate Lesser Prairie Chickens or their .

  • Make time this month to share and hear poetry

    To the Editor: There’s always time for poetry! Spring is gathering her precious momentum, and National Poetry Month began Tuesday, April 1. We’ll celebrate it this year with two events. The first, Poem in your Pocket Day, will be .

  • We must ensure that others don’t control our minds

    To the Editor:  In a typical week, I read about five books, one news magazine and the Mercury. In the 1970s, I went to Kansas State University and tech school. I have written several books and other items. Why .

  • Two named district’s teachers of the year Teacher

    Two teachers have received the honor of being the USD 383 teachers of the year for 2014-2015. Casey Ewy, a special education teacher at Anthony Middle School, and Ashley Messick, a first-grade teacher at Northview Elementary School, were recognized at Wednesday’.






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