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  • Columns |Football | September 19, 2014

    Guggisberg: Strong defense gives Wildcats a chance

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    On a night when Kansas State needed its defense to be special, it obliged. That’s the positive spin in an otherwise maddening loss for K-State, which left 16 points on the field in the form of three missed field goals and a fluky interception in

  • Football | September 19, 2014

    Auburn impressed by K-State’s defense

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    Kansas State’s defense wasn’t given much of a chance. In the hype and buildup to one of the biggest non-conference matchups of the season, most of the focus was on Auburn’s high-powered, well-oiled machine of an offense. But the Wildcats made it

  • Cross Country | September 19, 2014

    K-State XC coach Mike Smith takes West Point post

    After 20 years with the Kansas State track and field program — including nine as the head coach of cross country —Mike Smith will be heading to West Point to become the head track and field and cross country coach at the United States Military Academy. Smith,

  • Local |Education | September 18, 2014

    Middle school teams to split

    Manhattan’s middle schools will have separate football programs for seventh and eighth graders starting next fall. The Manhattan-Ogden school board unanimously approved a proposal from Anthony and Eisenhower middle school officials on Wednesday to give the seventh graders their own program after it had

  • Local |Business | September 18, 2014

    Sears store to close

    Sears and Sears Auto Center in Manhattan will close in December, according to Sears Holdings Corporation. Sears, one of Manhattan Town Center’s anchors, will begin its liquidation sale on Sept. 26. Howard Riefs, director of corporate communications for Sears Holdings, said the closure is a

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 18, 2014

    K-State’s new welcome center named for Berney family

    A planned Welcome Center at Kansas State University now has an official name. The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved K-State President Kirk Schulz’s recommendation to name the center the Berney Family Welcome Center for benefactors Rand and Patti Berney of McKinney, Texas,

  • Arts & Leisure | September 18, 2014

    Manhattan native shares all in NYC show

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    NEW YORK — You’ve heard it before. Maybe you’ve said it before. New York is so over. It’s just a big shopping mall for the hyper-rich. Luxury apartment towers are sprouting like crystalline fungi all over the formerly funky East Village. A vibrant

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 18, 2014

    Fort Riley soldier to serve 6 months for false statement

    KANSAS CITY, KAN. — A Fort Riley soldier on Wednesday in federal court was sentenced to six months in prison for making false material statements to the Social Security Administration. James Nickerson, 38, will serve six months of home confinement and three years of supervised release following

  • Local |Education | September 18, 2014

    College Hill Preschool evacuated due to gas smell

    College Hill Preschool students and adults were evacuated to Peace Lutheran Church, 2500 Kimball Ave, at about 10:45 a.m. Thursday because of a strong gas odor inside the school. At The Mercury’s press time, USD 383 maintenance and Kansas Gas Service were onsite.  A news

  • Local |Business | September 18, 2014

    Kite’s temporarily closed for unpaid taxes

    Rusty Wilson’s day could have started better. The owner of Kite’s Grille and Bar, 615 N. 12th St., received a surprise visit Thursday morning from about 30 Kansas Department of Revenue authorities, Alcoholic Beverage Control agents and police officers. They came inside the establishment, saying


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