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  • KSU selects 10 startup companies to help in ‘Launch a Business’

    The Kansas State University College of Business Administration has selected 10 high-potential startup ventures for participation in the inaugural class of the K-State Launch a Business program, or LAB program, powered by KS State Bank. The selected businesses will take part .


    Michael Ray Olivier, 57, of Manhattan died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan after a long, hard fought battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Feb. 16, 1957, in Harper, the .

  • Former Wildcat Steve Anson dies in accident

    Former Kansas State baseball standout and current Washburn baseball coach Steve Anson died on Sunday afternoon in a tree-trimming accident on his property in Grantville. Anson, who has served as the head coach at Wasburn since 1980, is survived by his .

  • KSU among national leaders in attendance

    Kansas State has ranked among the Top 35 in men’s basketball attendance for the seventh time in the last eight years, as the NCAA recently released its attendance figures for the 2013-14 season. The Wildcats attracted 12,125 fans per game to 17 .

  • Monarchs go 2-3

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs 12-and-under softball team went 2-3 over the weekend to finish seventh out of fifteen teams in the USSSA West “C” State Tournament in Derby. The Monarchs opened against the Garden City Envy, the eventual tournament champions. .

  • Local kids win tennis titles

    Manhattan tennis players won titles and turned in some impressive results at tournaments held this past week. At the Sweet 16 tournament in Kansas City, which includes the top 16 players in the region that includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa and Oklahoma, .

  • Officials unearth explosive device

    Officials evacuated 60 residences in Fort Riley on Friday after the discovery of an unidentified explosive device on Custer Hill. The device, which Fort Riley officials referred to as an “unexploded ordnance,” was unearthed near the intersection of Jackson Avenue and .

  • Dancers march to their own beat at Juneteenth Juneteenth-1.phatch

    Manhattan celebrated its 25th annual Juneteenth Community Festival and Parade Saturday morning, and for the third year in a row, Gateway Highsteppers from Kansas City, Kan., ushered it in with a marching drum line and dance. The parade traveled down .

  • 17ers held to one hit on Saturday Kordyak.phatch

    WAMEGO — After losing 14-4 on Friday, the Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers dropped two more on Saturday in the Kansas State Showcase. The 17ers lost, 8-0, to the Old School Dirtbags at Tointon Family Stadium on Saturday morning, and .

  • Camp teaches kids on autistic spectrum new ‘tricks’ Autismmagiccamp06.phatch

    Children on the autism spectrum have been brought together to discover magic at a summer camp where they can also find a sense of community. About 75 children, some with autism or attention deficit disorders and some without, are attending Flint .

  • Stuck in the bleachers Kristina.phatch

    When the Mercury staff started putting together a team for the city co-rec softball league, everyone was on board… except for me. I try to get to “Angry Alpacas” games as a spectator, but there was no way I was .


    William Everett “Bill” Wilson, 73, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at his home.  The family provided the following information. Bill was born May 5, 1941, in Red Oak, Iowa, the son of Frank and Enid (Snodgrass) Wilson. He was baptized at the .


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