Marie Hartke, 82, of Manhattan, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Marie was born Aug. 21, 1933, in Gonzales, Texas, the daughter of P.A. and Amalia (Hansen) Helms. Marie was .


    A change has been made to the visitation schedule for John Edward Carlin. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan. The visitation will resume at 6 p.m. at Seven Dolors .

  • True fans stick around when they’re most needed

    To the Editor: What is a fan? Webster’s defines it as “an ardent devotee.” Kansas State’s “fans” were there in the stadium against Oklahoma to the bitter end … because that is what fans do. They don’t stay .

  • Cats need Iwundu to do more this season Iwundu.mercury

    Wesley Iwundu came to the Kansas State men’s basketball program as part of a six-player class. Two years later, Iwundu is the lone player left. But despite all the madness that occurred a season ago, Iwundu has come back .

  • Baylor facing huge loss with QB Russell hurt

    WACO, Texas — Playoff hopeful Baylor is facing a potentially huge loss after staying undefeated, with quarterback Seth Russell set to see a specialist for a fractured bone in his neck. The extent of Russell’s injury won’t be known .

  • K-State tennis finishes play at Drake Jamboree

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Wildcats wrapped up play at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center on Sunday, coming away with a 6-3 singles record and 5-3 doubles record on the weekend. Livia Cirnu, Millie Stretton and Maria Panaite each went 2-1 .

  • Apartment vacancy rate falls for 2nd straight year

    Manhattan’s apartment occupancy rate dropped for the second straight year in 2015 – and just as that information was beginning to sink in, another piece of news hit local developers. The region’s apartment owners and managers recently learned that an .

  • MHS band hones halftime performance at KSU festival Band2.mercury

    During an afternoon of hard work and intent focus, members of the Manhattan High School marching band hadn’t forgotten how to have a little fun.  The band was one of 43 participating in the 29th annual Central States Marching Festival .

  • New owner working to fill empty space at Plaza West

    Plaza West Shopping Center’s new owner has some space to fill. Lane4 Property Group, based in Kansas City, Missouri, purchased the property from S&S Development of Manhattan last month. Lane4 has begun advertising that space is available. .

  • Louisville man in custody after Thursday foot chase

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s department arrested a Louisville man after a brief foot chase on Thursday. James Wilson, 43, ran away in the area of Elm Slough Road in rural Wamego as sheriff’s Lt. Chris Schmidt attempted to serve .

  • Area ghost towns a reminder of the many ways cities fade away Irving2.mercury

    As Halloween approaches, so too comes peak spookiness, with haunted houses and hayrides atop the list for people seeking a frighteningly good time. And while there’s a certain joy to be found in the spine-tingling unease about what monstrous .

  • Firebirds finish strong, beat Indians 31-14

    LAWRENCE — As the Manhattan High football team huddled up on the sideline following the end of the third quarter Friday night, momentum was on its side. Quarterback Ian Trapp had just tied the game with a 62-yard touchdown run and .


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