• Is a fair tax policy too much to ask of our state leaders?

    To the Editor: After reading the article about the governor’s proposed tax plan in Sunday’s Mercury, I can only hope I have misunderstood it. First of all, many low-income persons, families and retirees already pay no income taxes. .

  • Pitching trio leads Rock Creek to state title Rc22.phatch

    TOPEKA — After Rock Creek beat Rossville with Justin Reiss on the mound last month, Mustangs coach Shane Sieben had a plan. Reiss, the team’s No. 3 pitcher after Caleb Rogge and Shilo Schaake, had helped the Mustangs lock up the .

  • ‘Aloha’ odd choice for release this time of year G.w.clift1

    Cameron Crowe’s new film, “Aloha,” was released the same summer blockbuster weekend as an explosion-fest about an earthquake, a movie featuring a professional wrestler. Now “Aloha” has a big visual event for its climax. But is it noisy enough .

  • Military personnel face challenge in civilian job search

    FORT RILEY — After 28 years each in the U.S. Army, Master Sgt. David Gidden and Master Sgt. Frederick Johnson are finding themselves in unfamiliar territory. Later this year, they will retire from the military and drive through the gate at .

  • RONALD SOWELL

    Ronald A. Sowell, 77, of Manhattan, died Monday, June 1, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born June 16, 1937, in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502..

  • KEN RAY TESKE

    Ken Ray Teske, 64, of Onaga, died Sunday, May 31, 2015, at his home. He was born Jan. 8, 1951, in Onaga. He was the son of Melvin and Vera Kufahl Teske. Ken was a dairyman, farmer and stockman in the Wheaton/Duluth community. He .

  • BRENT A. CRAFT

    Brent A. Craft, 56, of Marysville, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at his home. Survivors include his father, Charles “Red” Craft of Blue Rapids; three children, James Craft of Marysville, Ashley Clay and husband Jeffrey of Blue Rapids, and Derik Craft of Blue .

  • Voters approve increase of USD 383’s taxing authority

    Voters on Tuesday agreed to increase USD 383’s taxing authority by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo said the preliminary tally for the mail ballot election, which ended at noon on Tuesday, was 5,581 votes, or 64 percent, in .

  • Four K-State football game times announced

    A nationally-televised November tilt against Baylor and two early-season home contests highlighted four of Kansas State’s game times announced by the Big 12 and its television partners Monday. The Wildcats’ Sept. 5 season opener against South Dakota will be broadcast exclusively .

  • Brad Hill baseball camps announced

    K-State baseball head coach Brad Hill has announced several camp dates for this summer, including two Junior Wildcat Camps and two High School Select Camps. The pair of Junior Wildcat Camps will be in June at Tointon Family Stadium, with .

  • Sting takes first

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting traveled to Kansas City and brought home first place last weekend. Sydney Bannister pitched the first game in pool play, striking out two with no walks — allowing no runs and just three hits to get the 4.

  • Monarchs play in Lincoln

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs fastpitch softball team played in the Pitch for the Cure Tournament in Lincoln, Neb., last weekend. The Monarchs began play on Saturday with a 12-0 loss to the Omaha Inferno Echoes. Abigail Chainey had the only .





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