• Wheat harvest under way

    Wheat crops in the Flint Hills have survived their recent drownings by Mother Nature. Harvest is roughly halfway over, and producers are dealing with the recent wet months while pushing out the state’s signature crop. “Overall, it looks like .

  • An easterner’s view of Stampede

    I am an East Coast guy. I have lived in Frederick, Md., a city about 45 miles from Washington, D.C., for the last 19 years. I have never had a prolong stay at any other place until this summer. I am .

  • District discussing ramifications of block grant ruling

    USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden school district officials are working to interpret a decision released by a panel of Shawnee County judges that says the block grant school finance plan is neither equitable nor adequate. The school finance law that was under judicial .

  • Country music fest has its own fashion rules, trends Stampfash-1433.mercury

    Country Stampede is whole different universe — or at least it sometimes feels that way. When tens of thousands of fans descend upon Tuttle Creek State Park for the four-day music event each year, a temporary civilization springs up with its .

  • Conducting some home experiments

    It may be self-apparent since I’m writing this column, but I need to make something very clear — I am not a trained scientist. My education in mixing chemicals and documenting the scientific method pretty much concluded in high school, .

  • Blue Rapids revamps historic local library Library6.mercury

    BLUE RAPIDS — A tiny library in Blue Rapids recently underwent big changes upon completion of an addition to the original one-room, 700-square-foot building. The project doubled the space of the historic building, which is the oldest in Kansas to be .

  • Mueller likes chance with Chargers B1.10.20.13.ksufb.mercury

    Ryan Mueller watched the NFL Draft anxiously waiting for his name to be called. But the former Kansas State defensive end never heard his name called on the first weekend of May. Instead, his phone starting ringing immediately after the .

  • Morris wins Colbert Classic Bjstaten.mercury

    As Dustin Morris reached the green in two shots on No. 16 during his final round at the fourth-annual Colbert Charity Classic Saturday afternoon, he felt like he was in pretty good shape. He could two-putt his way to a birdie .

  • The obtuse triangle: Winter developed offense at K-State B1.1.25.15.ksubk.tex.mercury

    The sacred text arrived at dusk on a Thursday in November. I opened the package and found a 216-page, red hardbound book with worn buckram corners that brought to mind something used to teach high school geometry 50 years ago. The .

  • 17ers slam Ralston Valley

    After dropping a pair of games on Thursday, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers rallied back to win a game on Friday at the KU Showcase in Lawrence. The 17ers got down to business early on Friday against Ralston Valley, .

  • Dunne instrumental in creating swim team in 1965 B8-marlins.mercury

    When Pat Dunne met Don Duncan more than 50 years ago at Dunne’s Pharmacy in downtown Manhattan, competitive swimming in Manhattan was quite uncommon. Kansas State had a swim team at that time, but for the youth of the Little .


    Tracy Anne (Fallon) Perrotta, 58, of Erie passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, after a long fight with Alzheimer’s. She was at her residence surrounded by family. The family provided some of the following information. Tracy was born in Ridgewood, New .


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