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  • Obituaries | December 23, 2014


    Gerald S. Hanna, 80, died on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at his home in Manhattan. Jerry was born on Nov. 15, 1934, in Long Beach, Calif. Memorial services for Jerry will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Manhattan. Memorial

  • Obituaries | December 23, 2014


    Paul Eugene Ehm, 83, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Overland Park. The family provided the following information. Paul Eugene Ehm was born in rural Junction City, on May 5, 1931, the son of the late Paul A. Ehm and Katherine M. (Keating) Ehm.  He was a

  • Women's Basketball | December 23, 2014

    Cats ride defense to easy win


    It was only late last month, but it must have seemed like an eternity since Jeff Mittie felt like he had his team firing on all cylinders like it did Monday night. Heading into an extended break for the holidays, the Kansas State women’s

  • Football | December 23, 2014

    Finney accepts invite to East-West game

    Kansas State senior center B.J. Finney will participate in the 90th East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 17, 2015, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The game will begin at 3 p.m. and be televised by the NFL Network. Finney, who has started all 51 career games

  • Local |Business | December 22, 2014

    Mercury bingo winner announced

    Cecilia Faye Royer has won The Mercury’s bingo challenge. Royer took the top prize for the game on Monday, winning $500.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 22, 2014

    Soldier identified apparent suicide at Ogden gun range

    Police have identified the man who died at an Ogden shooting range Saturday as a Fort Riley soldier, and they believe his death was a suicide. Pfc. Milton Barrera, 20, died of gunshot wound to the head Saturday afternoon at Ogden’s Best Gun Range, according

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 22, 2014

    Roberts: Making progress in Iraq

    Sen. Pat Roberts said progress is being made in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a conference call with journalists on Monday. He held the call after returning from his five-day trip to Iraq and Kuwait. Roberts said the priority

  • Local |Business | December 22, 2014

    CVB: New hotels driving tourism

    Downtown redevelopment has been the main driver of recent growth in tourism for the area, said Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau director Karen Hibbard during her quarterly report to Riley County commissioners Monday morning. New hotels and a conference center in the redevelopment district are

  • Neighbors | December 22, 2014

    K-State woman has a leg up on fellow writing students: a published novel


    Whitney Horn is unlike most students Daniel Hoyt sees in his creative writing classes. Horn, a sophomore at K-State, has already written a novel and gotten it published. Horn’s book, “No Right Answers,” is a novel about Asta, her two best friends and 10 other

  • Editorials | December 22, 2014

    KSU band honor is beautiful music

    Kansas State football fans have been wowed by the school’s marching band performances at halftime after halftime for year after year, so they may be more delighted than surprised that the current version of the Pride of Wildcat Land has been recognized as the

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