• Hundreds donate to support band

    Hundreds of fans are standing by the K-State Marching Band and its director this week, raising nearly $13,000 for the group since Tuesday. K-State announced self-imposed sanctions for the university and band director Frank Tracz this week following a controversial performance .

  • K-State researcher awarded $1.85M NIH grant

    The National Institutes of Health are funding a Kansas State University research project that is looking at viruses with the potential to be the next smallpox as well as an effective weapon against cancer. Stefan Rothenburg, assistant professor of biology, .

  • Hillary’s apology has a hollow ring

    As apologies go, the one Hillary Clinton offered on Tuesday was sorry indeed. Yes, her apology — for using her personal email account for State Department business when she was secretary of state — contained most of the magic words. She acknowledged .

  • Gens. Andy and Dick Seitz make a tough act to follow

    To the Editor: I read the letter to the editor about Gen. Seitz in the Aug. 11 Manhattan Mercury. Most readers will have assumed that the letter was about Gen. Dick Seitz, who passed away in June 2014. Actually, the letter was .

  • ‘Bandgate’ was a contrived controversy from the outset

    To the Editor: Just for what it might be worth, the whole issue of the KSU Band’s on-field display ranks right up there with the “deflate -gate” controversy in the NFL. I call it “bandgate.” Whoever the Big 12 Confer-ence .

  • MHS preps for bigger challenge vs. Seaman

    The Manhattan High football team may have surprised its coach last week with a dominant 47-0 win over Shawnee Heights to begin the season. But Indians’ head coach Joe Schartz expects a tougher challenge for his group this week when .

  • MHS volleyball hosts season opener tonight

    It’s not unusual for the Manhattan High volleyball team to get a late start to its season compared to most teams around the state. The Indians routinely wait until the first tournament of the year, often over Labor Day .


    Elma Jean Wendland, 87, of Leonardville, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home..


    Shannon Colleen (McKeeman) Chebultz, 45, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. She was born July 9, 1970, in Manhattan. She was the daughter of Michael I. and Karen Ann (Lake) McKeeman and had been a lifetime .


    Gary R. Marshall, 63, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House following a courageous battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Sept. 3, 1952, in Sandwich, Illinois. He was the son .


    Pamela Sue Rowe, 58, of Wamego, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, at her home. The family provided some of the following information. On May 30, 1957, Pamela was born to Raymund and Irma (Woody) Niedfeldt in Wamego. She would attend school in Paxico but graduated .


    Gleora Strauss, 72, of Randolph, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home..


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