• Kansas should stop legislating morality

    To the Editor: The story on page 3 in Monday’s Mercury has left me scratching my head. Our governor and Legislature continually expound on the evils of the federal government’s interference in our lives. Now they, themselves are trying .

  • JACK A. PIPER

    Jack A. Piper, 88, of St. George, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills-Collins Landing in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on April 14, 1926, in Manhattan. He was the son of James Barton and Hattie Eugenia (.

  • HELEN HILL ‘SIDDY’ RILEY

    Helen Hill “Siddy” Riley, 95, died on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, both at Downing & Lahey East Mortuary, Wichita. Born in Anthony .

  • Mittie prepares to face former team

    Not even a year ago, Jeff Mittie was preparing to play Kansas State as head coach at TCU. A lot has changed in that year, however, as Mittie is now getting set to lead the Wildcats against his former Horned .

  • Cats brace for WVU’s pressure

    The last time the Kansas State men’s basketball team faced West Virginia, the Wildcats struggled with the Mountaineers 40 minutes of high-pressure defense. But that was at home. On Wednesday, K-State (12-12, 5-6 Big 12) will take the show on the .

  • ... And now a bill to disarm critics

    Last week Kansas lawmakers took up an ill-advised proposal that could lead to criminal prosecution of public school teachers for exposing students to information deemed offensive. Not satisfied with chilling speech in the state’s public school districts, lawmakers now .

  • Moran says he will look to end cuts, help Fort Riley Moran1.phatch

    U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., said Monday he will continue to work to end federal defense cuts while also ensuring Fort Riley is in the best possible position to benefit from changes in the Army. Moran visited with Army .

  • ‘Can’t anybody play this game?’

    The hits just keep on coming. Or not. As legendary baseball manager and Kansas City native Casey Stengel put it while watching his hapless New York Mets, “Been in this game 100 years, but I see new ways to lose ‘em .

  • Cameras to bolster court security

    Riley County commissioners decided Monday that money for courthouse security cameras would come out of the building fund. The cameras are part of a project to tighten courthouse security. The project also will include replacing courthouse doors, limiting their access, .

  • 2 wounded in JC shooting

    Junction City police say they are investigating a Sunday morning shooting that sent two men to the hospital. Police responded to the parking lot of The KINGZ Motorcycle Club, 805 Grant Ave., shortly before 4 a.m. and discovered Jackie Oliver, 42, suffering .

  • Minister finds purpose in funerals for those without ‘church home’ Neighborh.phatch

    Retired pastor Ben Duerfeldt has officiated 863 funerals in his 60-year career. A former pastor with the First Christian Church in Manhattan, Duerfeldt, 81, is now a go-to celebrant for those who aren’t members of a church. “Most of the funerals .

  • Commissioners to get revenue estimates

    The Manhattan City Commission will review on Tuesday the city’s potential future revenue to help prepare for the 2016 budget discussions that starts in May. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. City administrators will provide a .







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