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  • Wolford excited about NFL opportunity Wolford.mercury

    With more than 19 years in coaching, Eric Wolford had yet to test the waters of the NFL. This season, Wolford will finally make his NFL debut as an assistant offensive line coach for the San Francisco 49ers and their new .

  • Rovelto added to Team USA Olympics staff B8.5.15.05.ksutr.cliff.mercury

    Kansas State track and field head coach Cliff Rovelto was named to the Team USA staff as an assistant coach for the men’s team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, USATF announced Wednesday. Wrapping up his 23.

  • Three Wildcats earn preseason Big 12 honors

    Three Kansas State football players — safety Dante Barnett, fullback Glenn Gronkowski and offensive lineman Cody Whitehair — were each named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team on Wednesday, as voted on by media representatives who cover the league. Whitehair is a two-time .

  • Headquarters unit returns from building Iraqi army Army3.mercury

    Fort Riley soldiers recently returned from helping Iraqi soldiers fight the Islamic State. The 500 soldiers from Fort Riley’s 1st Infantry Division’s Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion returned home last month from a nine-month deployment, which was the first time .

  • City to publish 2.95-mill increase

    Manhattan city commissioners decided on a property tax level they could accept. It’s now up to city administrators to get it there. The commission had its final budget meeting Tuesday. The commission didn’t vote because the meeting was .

  • Board lifts teacher licensure requirement for 6 districts

    TOPEKA — Six school districts in Kansas, including Marysville, will now be able to hire people to teach without having licenses after the Kansas State Board of Education passed a controversial measure Tuesday. The board approved a licensure waiver proposal in .

  • Storm knocks out power to 2,000 in Manhattan

    Thunderstorms early Wednesday morning caused power outages in about 2,000 homes in the Manhattan area, officials said. Most of the outages were a result of a tree branch that had fallen on power lines at the intersection of South 15th and .

  • Manhattan woman, 18, injured in I-70 accident

    A Manhattan woman was injured after her car crossed a median and rolled into oncoming traffic lanes on Interstate 70 Tuesday. A Kansas Highway Patrol report said Flora Elisabeth Riley, 18, was driving a 2003 Nissan Altima west on I-70 near mile marker 343 .

  • Manko 17ers double up Rock Creek

    With strong offense early and shutdown pitching late, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers beat Rock Creek, 10-5, on Tuesday at Norvell Field. The 17ers broke a 2-2 tie in the second inning with five runs and then added another .

  • Teacher licensing must still matter

    The Kansas Board of Education’s decision Tuesday to allow six school districts to bypass teacher licensure requirements in certain cases is an imperfect solution to what will probably be a growing problem. There is, after all, more to teaching .

  • Don’t use my tax dollars to sustain discrimination

    To the Editor: I am an old person, so I remember discrimination against Catholics. My husband almost didn’t get his first coaching/teaching job because he was Catholic. We got through that to begin focusing on Jewish people. In .


    Stephen “Steve” Stewart, 69, of Manhattan, died Friday, July 10, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona, after a brief battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family. The family provided some of the following information.  Steve was born Nov. 12, 1945, in Manhattan, to Ralph and .


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