In our complex world, The Mercury’s editors can sometimes feel the heat. The heat seldom burns. That’s not the case for some Latin American editors. Among the most courageous of those I know personally is Jose Ruben Zamora. This is his story. Jose
Members of the all-Republican Kansas congressional delegation are standing in opposition to proposed defense cuts. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced last week that the Pentagon is proposing reducing the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to World War II. The proposed troop
The pageantry and excess of “The Hunger Games” will grace the runway on Monday at the K-State Student Union. The book series is the theme for this year’s Project Runway event, organized by the Union Program Council. Seven student designers will emulate a piece
Friday night at the K-State Alumni Center was a lot like Vegas – except those who went could tell people what they did. The Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan held its annual Casino Night fundraiser, which served as an anniversary celebration. Which anniversary was it?
Ogden Elementary has been nominated for the 2014 National Blue Ribbon (NBR) Schools Award Program. The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) nominated five schools for the prestigious award that recognizes high and/or improved performance by public and private elementary, middle, and high schools. Last
A body was discovered Friday afternoon in the Tuttle Cove area of Tuttle Creek Lake, according to Pottawatomie County sheriff Greg Riat. There was no immediate identification of the person. The body was taken to Kansas City for an autopsy by a forensic pathologist. Jane
VALLEY FALLS — “The best deal for the farmer, and the best deal for the landowner.” That should be the ultimate objective of land-leasing agreements, according to Kevin V. Dhuyvetter of the K-State Department of Economics — but it’s far from that simple. Many variables play
As home to the Konza Prairie Biological Station and located in the Flint Hills, which includes the largest remaining area of unplowed tallgrass prairie in North America, Kansas State University is a major hub of research on the important prairie ecosystem. Now this research is
New Boston Creative Group LLC welcomes two new team members: graphic designer Tammy Irvine and office assistant Andi Washburn. Irvine has 26 years of experience in the art industry. Originally from Castle Rock, Colo., she earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a minor
Kansas State University has received $60 million — the largest private donation in the school’s history — from the Jack Vanier family. University President Kirk Schulz announced the gift, which is structured to provide $40 million to benefit students, faculty, programs and facilities on both the Manhattan and
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