• Bake sales do more good than harm

    We understand the importance of limiting junk food in schools. We’ve extolled the virtues of a healthy diet and regular exercise in a slew of editorials in recent years, and the types of foods available at schools play a .

  • Letter carriers grateful for support of food drive

    To the Editor: On Saturday, May 10, Branch 1018 of the National Association of Letter Carriers conducted our annual food drive. As we delivered our mail, we collected food donations along our routes and brought them to the Flint Hills Breadbasket for .

  • Benefit districts on city agenda

    The city on Tuesday will continue work on updating its benefit district policy. This discussion item is the only topic on the agenda of a work session at 5 p.m. No action will be taken at the meeting. The city .

  • County agrees to pay medical expenses for man injured in police chase

    Riley County commissioners on Monday agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit over an unpaid medical bill for a man who was injured following a police chase. The suit, brought by the board of Stormont-Vail Healthcare Inc. of Topeka, concerned .

  • Librarian loves how books can build character Neighbor.phatch

    Jennifer Adams may have grown up in Kansas, but her love of literature has taken her many other places. That ability to crack open a good book and, through words, step into the shoes of a completely new person with .

  • McGuin offers music and stories in great show in Salina G.w.clift1

    As a recent Answer Man letter to the Mercury suggested, Salina’s Stiefel Theater gets a lot of great pop music acts. Most of them are past their commercial peaks—for example, Three Dog Night has sold out an upcoming .

  • Court reverses ruling on firing

    The Kansas Court of Appeals has reversed and remanded a Riley County District Court ruling that dismissed a former Kansas State University employee’s lawsuit for retaliatory discharge. In an opinion released May 2, the Court of Appeals ruled that the .

  • Commissioners recognize small businesses

    Riley County commissioners on Monday endorsed a proclamation declaring this Small Business Week. Trent Armbrust, who represented the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce’s economic development division, said small businesses have aided in the Little Apple’s growth. “A lot .

  • Winners named in exhibition

    Lauren Nutt, a senior in apparel and textiles from Wichita, won the Best in Show award at the recent Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design Student Symposium Showcase of Excellence on Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus. Winners of the juried .


    Merwin Leon Jensen, 75, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at home in Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. He was born in Denver on May 9, 1939, to Harley R. and Carla E. Jensen. Merwin and his parents returned to rural Ruskin, .


    Ivalee Schell, 91, of Manhattan, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at her residence. The family provided some of the following information. She was born July 13, 1922, in Natoma, the daughter of Harvey and Beulah (Zimmerman) McFadden. She moved to Manhattan from Beloit in 1968. Ivalee .

  • Wildcats swept by No. 7 Cowboys

    The Kansas State baseball team was swept by No. 7 Oklahoma State on Sunday, losing to the Cowboys in a run-ruled game, 17-5, at Tointon Family Stadium. K-State (24-28, 4-17 Big 12) allowed runs in four of the first five innings, including .


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