Monday, October 5, 2015


  • May 29, 2014

    Even after decision, some at K-State fighting Regents’ social media policy

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    The fight isn’t over for opponents of a Kansas Board of Regents social media policy that was finalized earlier this month. Faculty and staff members at Kansas’ Regents universities say they’ll continue to contest the board’s policy, which allows universities to fire

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | May 29, 2014

    Solider death ruled a suicide

    JUNCTION CITY – Preliminary autopsy results indicate a Fort Riley soldier found dead in his apartment earlier this week died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said Wednesday afternoon. The Junction City Police Department on Monday responded to 1731 North Park Drive Apt. 5, the home of 26-year-old

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | May 29, 2014

    $550,000 gift will benefit K-State Proud campaign

    A gift of $550,000 from Kansas State University alumna Mary Vanier of Manhattan will benefit the K-State Proud Student Opportunity Awards fund. K-State Proud is a student-led, nationally recognized fundraising campaign for the university. Guided by the leadership of the Student Foundation, the campaign encourages students

  • Editorials | May 29, 2014

    Blood can be most precious gift

    Haevyn Stoddard, the 21-month-old pictured on the front page of Wednesday’s Mercury, is a little knockout. And, as her parents, Dustin and Brandi Stoddard, well know, she is lucky to be alive. When she was just four months old, a medical emergency landed Haevyn

  • Letters | May 29, 2014

    Auditorium renovations should be city’s priority

    To the Editor: It appears that sometime after 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, in City Hall, Manhattan’s city commissioners will discuss and maybe vote on two big issues. One is the almost $2 million in new Parks and Recreation office space to be attached to City

  • Obituaries | May 29, 2014


    Joyce Brummett, 73, of Wamego died Monday, May 26, 2014, near Alma. Joyce was born Dec. 21, 1940, in West Frankfort, Ill. In July 1958, she married Jerry Brummett in Hurst, Ill. They later divorced. Joyce sold real estate during the early 1980s. She worked as a University of Kansas Athletics

  • Obituaries | May 29, 2014


    Wanda Mae Johnson, 78, of Manhattan died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on Feb. 26, 1926, in Pontiac, Ill. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

  • Arts, Leisure | May 29, 2014

    Nothing on agenda this weekend


    School’s out, summer’s just beginning and the pace of Manhattan is slowing down a bit. For the past few months, it has been go go go. Finally, an event (or non-event) to celebrate having a little more free time. There are no parades,

  • Football | May 29, 2014

    Sams transferring to McNeese State

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    Daniel Sams is on his way home. The former Kansas State quarterback will transfer back to his home state and play at McNeese State in Lake Charles, La. — first reported by on Wednesday night. Sams, who was granted a conditional release to attend

  • Area Schools | May 29, 2014

    Rock Creek softball finishes 2014 season

    The Rock Creek Mustangs were defeated in the semifinals of the Rossville Regional last week.  Rock Creek lost to Rossville, 8-6.  Rossville pounced early with four runs in the bottom of the first inning.  Rock Creek could not get much going offensively,

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