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Visiting artist Soon Y Warren, from Fort Worth, Texas, instructs members of the Manhattan community on the art of watercolor painting. This is one of the workshops the Manhattan Arts Center puts on every year to help the community learn more about art.



  • Former K-State AD Currie adds Reid to staff

    Tennessee vice chancellor and athletic director John Currie announced Tuesday that current College Football Playoff chief financial officer Reid Sigmon is joining the Tennessee leadership staff as executive associate athletics director and chief operating officer.

  • K-State adds power forward Mawien

    Bruce Weber got the big man he was looking for.


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    Calves graze in a field northwest of Manhattan off of Marlatt Avenue on a sunny Thursday morning.

  • PHOTO | MASTER STROKES Masterstrokes

    Visiting artist Soon Y Warren, from Fort Worth, Texas, instructs members of the Manhattan community on the art of watercolor painting. This is one of the workshops the Manhattan Arts Center puts on every year to help the community learn more about art.

Opinion

  • EDITORIAL | Is this another experiment?

    It might be premature to critique President Donald Trump’s tax-cut legislation because, well, the broad outline unveiled Wednesday doesn’t remotely resemble legislation.

  • NED SEATON | Same name, opposite views

    A few months ago, I got a letter from a long-time subscriber to the Mercury, a businessman I know, quitting his subscription.

  • Discussion turned into a biased attack on Israel

    To the Editor: On Wednesday, April 19, I was invited to participate in an event organized by the Mennonite Church called “Jewish and Palestinian Voices for Peace.

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  • MHS MASCOT | Group settles scholarship details

    The Manhattan High School mascot committee amicably came to a conclusion on a new scholarship, but the situation became tense when it moved on to its second task.

  • Wichmann signs with St. Olaf College for swimming

    Just a couple hours before taking the pool for Manhattan’s six-team swim meet on Wednesday, Kelly Wichmann committed to four more years of swimming.

  • MHS finishes second at six-team meet

    Lauren Cassou had been missing the cut for the 6A state swim meet in the 100-meter freestyle by one, two or three hundredths of a second.

State & Region

  • Kansas governor seeks $24M to ban guns at state hospitals

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback proposed Thursday spending an additional $24 million over two years on armed guards and other security measures that would allow Kansas to continue banning concealed guns at state hospitals for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled.

  • Governor tightens regulations after boy's waterslide death

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The death of a colleague's son spurred the governor in the often anti-regulation Kansas to toughen the state's inspection requirements for amusement parks on Monday.

  • Homicide victim was sister of girl abducted, killed in 1999

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City, Kansas, homicide victim has been identified as the sister of a girl whose kidnapping 17 years earlier sparked a massive manhunt before she was found dead in Missouri.

  • Ex-Dallas Cowboy found guilty of battery at Kansas party

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been found guilty of aggravated battery, aggravated burglary, criminal threat and marijuana possession after striking three people with his car as he left a house party in Kansas.

  • K-State could feature nation's top group of running backs

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — There was a point last season when Alex Barnes, already a rarity under Bill Snyder in that he was even on the field as a freshman, began to assert himself as the team's No. 1 running back.





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