• State efficiency is not optional

    It was news earlier this month when the state of Kansas hired an efficiency expert to scrutinize the state budget. Unfortunately, it was news for the wrong reason. That’s because the $2.6 million being spent on a firm that has .

  • Peterson brothers ask students to share their agriculture stories Petersonfarmbros.mercury

    Three brothers famous for creating silly parody music videos showcasing life on a farm are inviting others to share their stories as well. The Peterson brothers — Greg, Nathan and Kendal — spoke to a group of Kansas State University students Tuesday .

  • KSU names White interim director of Beef Cattle Institute

    Brad White is the interim director of the Beef Cattle Institute at the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine, officials announced Wednesday. “The Beef Cattle Institute at K-State is an excellent program for the university and the beef industry,” White said .

  • Snyder shouldn’t have to ask fans not to give up on Cats

    To the Editor: It hurt, it hurt a lot. I watched the whole game. Had I been in the stadium I can’t say that I would have been able to stay to the end. It hurt because it’s .

  • Sports fans have the right to leave any game early

    To the Editor: I leave it to Coach Snyder whether he should apologize to fans for Saturday’s performance vs. Oklahoma. I do, however, respectfully disagree with Mr. and Mrs. Bryant, who believe the fans that left the stadium early .


    Kenneth Dean Germann, 82, of Council Grove, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. Kenneth was born Oct. 24, 1932, in Alta Vista, the son of the late Ethel (Ross) and Albert R. Germann. Ken graduated from Alta Vista .


    W. Dale Lyons, 91, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at Valley Vista nursing home in Wamego. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, with visitation preceding the service at 10 a.m. at the University Christian Church in Manhattan. Private inurnment .


    Eldon W. Dyer, 87, of Manhattan and formerly of Wamego, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community of Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Eldon was born May 7, 1928, in Pomona, the son of Kenneth L. and .


    David “Craig” Williams, 70, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, at Stormont-Vail in Topeka, following lung complications. The family provided some of the following information. Craig was born Jan. 16, 1945, in Caldwell, to Glen and Jean (Leap) Williams Kolarik.  Craig grew up .


    Max Edward Heinly, 86, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. Services are pending with the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation in Manhattan..


    Doris Springer, 82, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at the Carnahan Creek Cemetery with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 .

  • Captains call players-only meeting Kstatecolor.mercury

    Sometimes it means more coming from your peers. At least that’s what is appears the Kansas State football captains were going for when they called a players-only meeting Monday afternoon to discuss the state of the season — just 48 hours .


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