Wednesday, June 29, 2016


  • Obituaries | June 26, 2016


    Lois J. Gritton, 86, Manhattan, died June 23, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Lois was born June 24, 1929, in Dodge City, the daughter of Carl A. and Josephine A. (Giessel) Carmichael. Lois graduated from Dodge City High

  • Obituaries | June 26, 2016


    Sean A. Neel, 39, died Wednesday June 22, 2016, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. The family provided some of the following information. Sean was born Aug. 23, 1976, in Manhattan, the eighth child of James “Pat” and Shirley F. (Schlegel) Neel. Sean graduated from Wamego High School

  • General Activities | June 26, 2016

    Crawford wins Colbert Classic


    Kolton Crawford knew he had a chance to win the Colbert Charity Classic going into the final two holes on Saturday, but he bogied both to finish his weekend at 9-under par. Despite that, Crawford still finished a stroke ahead of two other tournament title

  • General Activities | June 26, 2016

    Manko 17ers drop 2 games in Lawrence

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers lost a pair of games on Saturday at the Kansas Showcase at Hoglund Ballpark. The 17ers opened with a morning loss to Free State 17-and-under, 4-0, before losing a second game to Pueblo, Colorado, 8-0. Free State scored a

  • General Activities | June 26, 2016

    Manko collects 17 hits in 20-12 win

    On a night when they played nearly two and a half hours, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers and their manager Steve Disbrow weren’t worried about the abnormal game length Friday night in Lawrence. What Disbrow was concerned about, however, was his team s

  • Rowing | June 26, 2016

    DeMars, Haney named rowing assistants

    Former rowers Beth DeMars and Madi Haney have been named assistant coaches for the Kansas State women’s rowing team heading into the 2016-17 season, head coach Patrick Sweeney has announced. DeMars, who served as a graduate assistant last season, will step into her role

  • Arts & Leisure | June 26, 2016

    In a place where memories can be blurry, couple’s makeshift photo booth captures Stampede moments

    Lawn chairs, red Solo cups and cans of beer accompany sunburned yet smiling faces that while away the hours as they wait to see their favorite acts perform at Country Stampede. Over the 21 years since Stampede’s inception, the art of filling that time includes

  • Off The Beat | June 25, 2016

    If the shoe fits, wear it

    Greg doering047cut.mercury

    I wanted to fill this space with aptonyms, the term for when a person’s name accurately describes their chosen profession, but I will admit I had some help compiling the list below. I announced the topic in a recent staff meeting to enlist help

  • Books | June 25, 2016

    Kolbert reports on effects of climate change

    Human beings, by nature, are religious. If they are not religious about religion, they are religious about something else, whether it is sports, guns, reproductive rights or global warming.  Elizabeth Kolbert, author of “The Sixth Extinction,” is a journalist and staff writer at The

  • Books | June 25, 2016

    Characters, readers travel back in history

    In 1692, Sir Isaac Newton, the preeminent scientist of his day, had a nervous breakdown. His colleagues feared he had lost his mind. He hadn’t, at least not permanently, but when he recovered, his interests had changed. As an editor’s note in “Time and

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