Wednesday, May 6, 2015


  • General Activities | May 05, 2015

    Sweet Heat 12U plays in Manhattan tourney

    Manhattan Optimist Sweet Heat 12-and-under softball team played in the Manhattan USSSA tournament this past weekend.  They won one out of three games in the pool play on Saturday. The Sweet Heat put their offense and defense together in their final game on Saturday

  • General Activities | May 05, 2015

    Optimist Rebels place fourth

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under softball team earned a 2-2 record this weekend at the Manhattan Spring Slam. The Rebels opened pool play with a 15-4 win over Titanium. Rebels’ bats came alive with multiple hits from Janae Shivers, Rylie Major, and Kylea Ricketts. Lindsey

  • May 05, 2015

    Weiberg named deputy AD at Texas Tech

    Kansas State senior associate athletic director for development Chad Weiberg has been named deputy athletic director at Texas Tech. Weiberg has played an key role in the growth and development of the K-State athletic department in his 11 years in Manhattan. In his new role, which

  • Editorials | May 05, 2015

    Superbly said, MHS forensics team

    Winning a state high school championship in any activity, academic or athletic, is an impressive feat. Winning two in a row — and three in four years — as the Manhattan High School forensics team under the leadership of Shawn Rafferty has done approaches phenomenal. We congratulate

  • Letters | May 05, 2015

    Mercury wants to make jobs tougher for teachers

    To the Editor: This is in response to the April 30 editorial in the Mercury about morale in the Manhattan-Ogden School District. Someone had apparently decided that taking away coffee pots and micro-fridges from teachers would save $40,000 or some such amount.  The editorial agreed with

  • Letters | May 05, 2015

    Belligerence won’t help achieve Middle East peace

    To the Editor: A few actual foreign policy facts for your resident hate-columnist, Dale R. Herspring.  1. Iran has the RIGHT to peaceful nuclear development under the non-proliferation treaty signed years ago. It is a treaty that Israel refuses to sign. 2. Our twice-elected president actually

  • May 05, 2015

    ‘Age of Adaline’ suffers from over explanation


    In “Age of Adaline,” Blake Lively stars in the title role. Under an assumed name, Adaline purchases the papers for a false identity. The young forger explains some of the features that make his IDs so convincing. Adaline questions why he would want to spend

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 05, 2015

    Researcher finds exercise helps cancer treatments

    A Kansas State University researcher has found that fast-walking or light jogging on a regular basis can improve cancer treatments. Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology Brad Behnke has found a link between moderate exercise and better recoveries in cancer patients. Behnke and his co-researchers had

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 05, 2015

    Arts calendar includes ‘Sinatra,’ university choirs in Kansas City

    Finish off the semester by enjoying the arts at Kansas State University. Events listed are sponsored by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art; the School Music, Theatre, and Dance; and the McCain Performance Series. Admission is free and open to the public unless otherwise

  • Obituaries | May 05, 2015


    Lillian Louise Rowe, 89, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Overbrook. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

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