• Retiring K-State support staff

    The following university support staff employees were recognized at the 2015 University Support Staff Recognition Ceremony on April 22. In last Sunday’s edition of The Mercury, the wrong names were published because an incorrect list was provided. Here is the correct .

  • Local student graduates from Oregon State

    CORVALLIS, Ore – Oregon State University will hold its 146th commencement on Saturday, June 13, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Reser Stadium. Jacqueline M. Hertel,  Manhattan, is expected to receive her Bachelor of Science, Exercise and Sport Science..

  • A time to honor great sacrifice

    Memorial Day is upon us. As sacred an occasion as there is on our national calendar, Monday is a day for Americans to pause in honor of those who have died in service to our country. It is an opportunity .

  • Brownback should stop refusing federal money

    In a column in the May 4 Manhattan Mercury, Aaron Estabrook wrote about Pre-School Development grants, a program of the U.S, Department of Education. These were investments in pre-school or pre-kindergarten programs by the federal government. Kansas educators wanted to .


    Cyrus Augustus Shubert, 3, of Manhattan died Tuesday, May 19, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. Cyrus was born at 6:21 a.m. Feb. 9, 2012, to Sam and Lisa Shubert in Manhattan. Cyrus was an active and joyful 2 year old when he .


    Hazel Wadean Colquitt Gaches, 84, died Thursday, May 21, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. In her final hours, she was surrounded by family and friends at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She passed to her Lord immediately .


    Fr. Lawrence E. Grennan, 74, of Ogden, died Friday, May 22, 2015, at Homecare and Hospice in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Fr. Larry was born on Nov. 19, 1940, to Frank and Margaret (Heidrick) Grennan in Ionia. He attended East .


    Ernest “Dean” Ubel, 86, north of Wamego, died Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House of Manhattan. Dean was born Nov. 28, 1928. He attended Greenwood Country School and Wamego High School. Dean served in the Korean War as a corporal for .


    Fanchon F. Bergsten, 98, of Blue Rapids, died Friday, May 22, 2015, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. Survivors include her two children, Char Donnelson of Colorado Springs and Ed Bergsten and wife, Mickey, of Blue Rapids; three grandchildren and two .


    Marcus Anthony Perez, Sr., 45, of Leonardville, died Friday, May 22, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Feb. 13, 1970, in National City, California, the son of Jesse and Debra .

  • ‘Soul of the Fire’ is a fictional tale of Tibet’s very real struggle

    “Soul of the Fire” is a story of Tibet’s nonviolent resistance to China’s occupation told through acts of great cruelty, great kindness and great courage. Its protagonist is Shan Tao Yun, a former inspector for Beijing’s Public .

  • ‘The Marble Orchard’ spins tale of man’s trouble

    Alex Taylor’s fresh literary voice echoes from the coal-bearing hills and limestone bluffs of east Kentucky, home to the extended Sheetmire clan of “The Marble Orchard.” Gathering for the Sheetmire homecoming, even outsiders Clem and Derna Sheetmire and son, .


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