Tuesday, August 4, 2015


  • Columns | April 08, 2013

    Matta, Butler hardly extreme

    I always enjoy the letters to the editor section of the Mercury. Most of the letters make solid points. But in many cases the material presented is not factual and not substantiated by data. Congratulations to Usha Reddi, Karen McCulloh and Rich Jankovich in winning

  • Letters | April 08, 2013

    Estabrook ought to keep focus on local school issues

    To the Editor: I was disappointed that Aaron Estabrook’s first official act after getting elected to the school board was to write a partisan political column criticizing our Republican congressman on issues not related to Manhattan schools.

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 08, 2013

    KSU professor sees rape culture as worldwide problem

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but Kansas State University’s Donna Potts thinks every month should focus on the problem — especially on college campuses throughout the world. Potts, professor of English, served on the subcommittee of the American Association of University Professors that drafted

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 08, 2013

    Man pleads guilty in Dara’s robbery

    A Manhattan man pleaded guilty Monday to robbing a convenience store here in February. Officials believe the crime is related to a deadly arson at a Manhattan apartment complex. Frank Hanson, 22, pleaded guilty to one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

  • Obituaries | April 08, 2013

    Kenneth A. Bloomfield

    Kenneth A. Bloomfield, 88, of Paxico died Saturday at Midland Care Hospice in Topeka.

  • Obituaries | April 08, 2013

    Vinton W. Puckett

    Vinton W. Puckett, 93, of Manhattan died Friday in California, where he had been residing for the past couple of years.

  • Baseball | April 08, 2013

    Cats finish sweep of Red Raiders

    The Kansas State baseball team completed its sweep of Texas Tech Sunday afternoon with a 12-2 run-ruled victory in Tointon Family Stadium. The game was called in favor of the Wildcats after K-State left the eighth inning with a 10-run advantage. K-State improved its record

  • Tennis | April 08, 2013

    K-State tennis drops road finale

    WACO, Texas — The 48th-ranked Kansas State tennis team closed out the longest road trip in the program’s history — 12 matches — on Sunday, but the Wildcats’ were unable to end the stretch on a high note as No. 42 Baylor defeated K-State, 4-3, at the Hurd Tennis

  • Local | April 08, 2013

    Two dead in plane crash

    The family of Dr. Ronald L. Marshall waited for confirmation from authorities Monday morning that a man who died in a plane crash Sunday evening in Oklahoma was the retired local physician. Officials at Kansas State University, meanwhile, confirmed that one of the dead was

  • Golf | April 08, 2013

    K-State golf takes seventh at DAC Invite

    DALLAS — The Kansas State women’s golf team turned in a final-round score of 26-over-par 314 on Sunday to finish in seventh place at the Dallas Athletic Club Invitational at the par-72, 6,301-yard Dallas Athletic Golf Club. The Wildcats carded a 63-over-par 927 in the 54-hole event,

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