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  • Editorials | May 01, 2014

    A proud day for citizen-soldiers

    It’s hard not to be impressed by the naturalization ceremony Wednesday on Fort Riley — the first such ceremony ever on post. And we suspect that the five soldiers, who have long since sworn to protect the United States, will treasure the memory all the

  • Letters | May 01, 2014

    NBAF and football program don’t boost KSU academics

    To the Editor: As described in the Wednesday, April 30, edition of the Mercury, Kansas State University President Schulz has asked for Manhattan community support as the university expands. That will be good for the planned renovations of the veterinary school and the Grain Sciences Department.

  • Letters | May 01, 2014

    Brownback will one day rue the harm he has done

    To the Editor: Gov. Sam Brownback may become the most flawed, tragic and Faust-like character in Kansas political history. His ambition to become his party’s presidential nominee in 2016 has resulted in his selling his political soul to the Dark Side. To be seen as

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 01, 2014

    KSU landscape architecture students win awards

    Landscape architecture students from Kansas State University were recognized for outstanding contributions to landscape architecture at the American Society of Landscape Architects Central States Conference, April 11 in Omaha. Students, all in landscape architecture unless otherwise noted, receiving honors included: Kraig Weber, Manhattan, Honor Award in

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | May 01, 2014

    ConocoPhillips contributes $278,000

    ConocoPhillips recently donated $278,000 to Kansas State University for the College of Engineering, College of Business Administration and a variety of programs across campus. The gift will support departments, faculty fellowships and student scholarships, as well as student professional organizations, programs promoting diversity at the university

  • Obituaries | May 01, 2014


    Hazel (Keen) Roberts, 91, died Tuesday at the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Aug. 17, 1922, in Fostoria, the daughter of Otis Ellsworth and Grace Thurza (Nelson) Keen. Hazel graduated from Fostoria High School in 1941. On

  • Obituaries | May 01, 2014


    Kelly G. Heptig, 54, died Wednesday after a courageous battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Jan. 13, 1960, the youngest child of William and Patricia (Noll) Heptig, formerly of Flush. After high school, Kelly went to work for Sam Seal’

  • Arts, Leisure | May 01, 2014

    Make time to see local sights at Get Around 2 It

    You have read Plan Your Weekend for years. But maybe you’ve never realized that there is so much to do in Manhattan. Well, now is your time to Get Around 2 It. Visit more than 40 booths and learn about attractions in and around Manhattan and

  • Tennis | May 01, 2014

    Niedermayerova selected for NCAA tournament


    For the first time in school history, the Kansas State women’s tennis team will have a singles player represent the school in four straight NCAA Division-I Women’s Tennis Singles Championships. The Wildcats’ Petra Niedermayerova was selected by the NCAA on Wednesday evening for

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 30, 2014

    Five soldiers become citizens in Fort Riley’s first-ever naturalization ceremony


    FORT RILEY — A video message by President Barack Obama didn’t work. The commander in chief could be seen welcoming five of the United State’s newest full-fledged citizens during Fort Riley’s first-ever naturalization ceremony, but he could not be heard. The sound in

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