• 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’.

  • Commission OKs 2 new positions

    The Riley County Commission approved proposals by the county health department to fund two new full-time positions Thursday morning. Jason Orr, who has been the Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator on a part-time basis, will now be full-time in the .

  • Allen pleased with Indians’ start at Rural

    So far, so good for the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team. Though it was an unscored team invitational, Indians’ coach Joyce Allen was pleased with her team’s showing at Washburn Rural to open the season Tuesday. Camden Adams went 3.

  • ‘Sabotage’ pretty good, if you like that sort of thing G.w.clift1

    “Sabotage” seems like an independent movie with advantages. It is too stylish to be the usual sort of Hollywood general-release film, and its budget, though adequate, doesn’t support the number and variety of settings we might see in a .

  • Indians take second at home swim meet Kellywichmann 200im.phatch

    The Manhattan High girls’ swim team took second place on Wednesday in a five-team meet at the Kansas State Natatorium. The Indians scored 366 team points, losing out to first-place Lawrence Free State, which had 465 points. Maize South was third with 258 .

  • Auction to offer signed football, gift baskets

    Those attending Kansas State University’s 18th annual Travel and Dining Auction on Friday may bid on auction items ranging from a football autographed by Bill Snyder to a dinner party for eight at President Kirk Schulz’s home, then .


    Marguerite Ferne Regier, 100, of Olathe, died Tuesday. Marguerite was born Dec. 29, 1913. She was the daughter of Jeremiah and Constance Harris. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Regier; sister, Mildred Wallace; great-grandchildren Christian Springer, Grace Rush, and David .


    Helen Louise Crenshaw Sanford, 95, died at home surrounded by loving family and friends on March 13. She is survived by daughters Paula (Ron) Schubert-Laplant of Exuma, The Bahamas; Pat (Wayne) Banning of Scott Depot, W.Va.; Carolyn (Roger) Elmore of Wichita; .


    George W. Easton, 62, of Manhattan, died Wednesday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born Jan. 13, 1952, in Minnesota. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502..


    Donald Kenneth Dubois, 93, of Lenexa, died Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 13615 W. 92nd in Lenexa.  Rosary and eulogy will be at 4:45 p.m. Thursday followed by visitation until 7 .


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