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  • Obituaries | October 31, 2014


    Lyle E. Sylvester, 84, a Clay Center resident since 2003, and a resident of rural Wamego since 1966, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center of Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Lyle was born Aug. 7, 1930, on his family farm near Riley, the son

  • Football | October 31, 2014

    Freshman LB making plays for K-State

    With Kansas State clinging to its 6-0 first-half lead against Texas, Elijah Lee made a play that turned the momentum in the Wildcats’ favor at just the right time. On third-and-19 at the K-State 26, the Longhorns were looking to put points on the board when

  • Obituaries | October 31, 2014


    Paul David Mann, 47, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at his residence in Manhattan of natural causes. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on May 22, 1967, in Ness City, the son of Paul “Gene” and Janice J. (Rufenacht) Mann. David graduated from Manhattan High

  • Volleyball | October 31, 2014

    Cats have lofty goals for Big 12 stretch run

    The 22nd-ranked Kansas State volleyball team returns home after a week-long layoff, embarking on the second half of its Big 12 schedule by welcoming Texas Tech for a 1 p.m. match Saturday at Ahearn Field House. “Sometimes during the course of a Wednesday-Saturday schedule, you have

  • Local | October 30, 2014

    Young Royals fans experience postseason joy, agony


    Game 7. Bottom of the ninth. Two outs. With the tying run on third and the winning run at the plate for the Kansas City Royals, many fans in Johnny Kaw’s Wednesday night had their “rally caps” on, wearing their hats inside out. Most of

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | October 30, 2014

    Snyder endorses Roberts

    TOPEKA — Beloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearing in a new television ad for the three-term Republican incumbent, potentially giving the GOP a boost in a race with national implications. Roberts’ campaign launched

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | October 30, 2014

    Where are the paper’s endorsements?


    Q: Why is it that by now nearly every other newspaper in the state has come out with their endorsements for state and national offices, but yet the Mercury waits until the weekend just prior to Election Day? A: Oh, jeez. We forgot! Thanks for

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | October 30, 2014

    2 companies make equal bids for utilities

    Riley County commissioners entered uncharted territory during a bid opening Thursday morning. The county received bids from Josh Connet Excavation LLC of Manhattan and Larson Construction Inc., also of Manhattan, for utility extensions at University Park and Lakeside Heights. The two bid the same amount —

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 30, 2014

    Junction City limiting trick-or-treating time

    Junction City is putting a curfew on Halloween festivities this year. The city’s police department announced Tuesday that trick-or-treating will be limited to the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. At 8 p.m., the city will sound its storm sirens (what they’re calling

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 30, 2014

    Ohio police seek suspect in Garrett’s death

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are searching for a man accused of killing a former Kansas State University football player outside a nightclub on Oct. 11. A Cleveland police spokeswoman could not say Thursday whether 26-year-old David Garrett was a bystander or was targeted when he was shot.

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