• Brownback advisers lay out plan to boost ag economy

    Gov. Sam Brownback’s economic advisers Tuesday laid out a program to create a larger and more skilled workforce in the state. Brownback met with members of his economic advisory council at the Kansas Department of Agriculture in Manhattan to .

  • City accepts parks plan, will study neighborhood recreation centers

    The city will examine the feasibility of neighborhood recreation centers and turning City Park Pool into an indoor facility. The Manhattan City Commission accepted the Strategic Facilities Improvement Plan for the parks and recreation department during its Tuesday meeting. Commissioners .

  • Tuition to increase by 3.6% in 2016

    K-State tuition will once again be increasing. The Kansas Board of Regents approved a 3.6-percent increase in tuition for the university for the 2016 fiscal year, which spans from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Tuition increased 5 percent last year. For in-state undergrads, tuition .

  • $55M business administration building to open in 2016

    Calvin Hall, the College of Business Administration’s current home, could fit in the atrium of the college’s new 155,000-square-foot building set to open in July 2016. The new College of Business Administration building, under construction on Lovers Lane, will .


    Jean Frances Brown, 93, of Burlington, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at her home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at Jones Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Inurnment will be .


    Ena Mae Strifler, 95, of Westmoreland, died Monday, Aug.17, 2015, at the Westy Community Care Home. The family provided some of the following information. Ena was born July 24, 1920, in rural Wheaton, the daughter of John J. and Katie Summervill Maskil. Mae married .


    Herbert Fredrick Stuewe, 89, of Paxico, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at the St. Marys Manor. The family provided some of the following information. Herbert was born July 28, 1926, west of Alma on Spring Creek, the son of Ludie and Alvina Hansen Stuewe. He .

  • K-State plans for current and future construction

    At least a dozen major construction projects are under way or in planning stages right now at K-State. Here are some of the biggest (dates provided by the KSU Division of Facilities: College of Engineering Phase IV   Price: $45 million .


    Abel E. Martinez, 84, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at Valley Vista Nursing Center in Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. Abel was born April 24, 1931, in Colorado. His parents were Maria Moody and his stepfather Hal Moody. Abel retired from .

  • New dining center will showcase food prep

    Come fall 2016, K-State students will have a new place to eat. When Wefald Hall, a 129,000-square-foot residence hall with 540 beds, opens in 2016, a new Kramer Dining Center will accompany it. K-State Dining Services has pushed to adopt many of the 24 .

  • K-State’s Launch A Business program teaches valuable lessons to Kansas-based entrepreneurs

    Turning a business idea into a viable company is no easy task, but a K-State program devoted to helping start-ups is trying to do just that. The K-State Launch a Business, or LAB, finished its second session this summer, providing .

  • Sheriff says office working on list

    After failing to respond to a formal records request from The Mercury last week, Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said Tuesday that he didn’t see the request, sent via email, because it had gone to his email’s spam .


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