• Get it right: F-35 is not a fighter jet; it’s a jet fighter

    To the Editor: In The Manhattan Mercury, Section C, Page 7, Mr. Dale Herspring wrote an item titled “Problems, prospects accompany new fighter jet.” Mr. Herspring has succumbed to the same incorrect terminology that the entire press — television and print — have .

  • 17ers win JC tourney

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers used a three-run fourth inning and solid pitching in the last few frames to win the Junction City tournament on Sunday at Rathert Stadium. The 17ers beat Junction City Legion, 10-6, to win their .


    Susan Liby, 56, of Clay Center, died Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information. Susan was born Dec. 15, 1958, to Don and Betty Jo (Brannan) Liby of Clay Center. Survivors include her daughters, Jill, and husband, .


    Helen “Jean” Limbocker, 94, of Manhattan, died Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Sloan House. The family provided some of the following information. Jean passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was born Sept. 12, 1920, on a farm near Wilson, to Frank and .

  • Reitz retires after nearly 50 years as physician, public servant Retirement2.mercury

    A constant stream of people arrived Saturday afternoon at the Union Pacific Depot to honor one of Manhattan’s longtime public servants. Dr. Roger Reitz, 82, retired July 3 after practicing in Manhattan since January 1966. Family pictures, newspaper clippings and awards scattered .

  • Foundation gets ready to move into building at K-State Office Park

    The K-State Foundation’s future home at 1800 Kimball Ave. isn’t quite ready yet, but the excitement is there for officials. Greg Willems, the foundation’s president and CEO as of February, said the K-State Office Park plan interested him .

  • Top Army officer discusses reductions

    The Army’s top non-commissioned officer tried to allay soldiers’ concerns about troop cuts during his visit to Fort Riley last week. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Daily spoke Wednesday to an audience of more than 400 people in a .

  • Kansas City exec and KSU alumnus talks about early life as an immigrant

    Leo Prieto remembers his own cries, inconsolable wails, for his mother. His tears, his fear that day as a 3-year-old toddler, are among his first strong memories. He’d woken up and discovered that a stranger, a woman, was holding .

  • KSU greats rally to help charities

    Over the past seven years, what started out as a casual idea between a couple former teammates has grown into a massive event. Former Kansas State offensive lineman Eric Wolford said eight or nine years ago, he and a few .

  • 17ers sweep pool play at JC tourney

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers completed pool play at the Post 45 17U tournament in Junction City on Saturday with a 9-3 win over Emporia to sweep their way to today’s championship game. The 17ers defeated the Kansas Senators .

  • Several Manhattan connections at next pro tennis event

    As the most prestigious tennis tournament of the year wraps up this weekend, sports’ fans attention will move quickly back to baseball or even off-season football. Tennis isn’t exactly at the top of the heap. But it’s worth .

  • Mitchell breaks school record, takes silver

    GWANGJU, South Korea — A’Keyla Mitchell put in a stellar showing in the 200-meter dash for Team USA on Friday at the 28th World University Games, breaking the K-State Track and Field record en route to a silver medal. One .


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