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  • 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..

  • Sassin taking control for Wildcats Sassen.mercury

    Before this season, Brooke Sassin had never played six rotations on a volleyball team. Now, the Kansas State junior is doing it all, and taking on the role as Kansas State’s go-to player. In volleyball, a rotation is referred .

  • Young Risner ready to lead offensive line 71 risner, dalton - mug.mercury

    More than 50,000 fans cheered emphatically as Morgan Burns returned the opening kick off Saturday evening for a 100-yard touchdown to open the season against the South Dakota Coyotes. Burns’ teammates were cheering him on too, though perhaps not all for .

  • Tracz: We did nothing wrong

    K-State band director Frank Tracz had four strong words on Tuesday about the controversy surrounding the marching band’s halftime show last weekend. “We did nothing wrong,” he said. Tracz learned on Tuesday that he would be suspended for the .


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