• Library fundraiser offers wide selection of cheap books Bookshop

    Dorothy Campbell held seven books under her arm as she browsed through books on a folding table at the Manhattan Public Library on Saturday.

  • Leaders talk state budget Ksleg

    The state budget dominated a meeting between five area legislators and community members Saturday morning at Sunset Zoo in Manhattan.

  • ANALYSIS: Shooting to test what Trump views as hate crime

    Franco Ordonez McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The shooting at a bar in a suburb of Kansas City of two Indian immigrants, one of whom died, is likely to become the first test of the Trump administration’s view of what role the federal government should play in crimes against ethnic and racial minorities.

  • Top Republican says special prosecutor should investigate Russian meddling

    The Washington Post A senior Republican lawmaker on Friday agreed that a special prosecutor should investigate Russia’s alleged interference with the 2016 presidential election.

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    From left, Blaine Cash, Usha Redi, Ernest Wilhoite, Lorenzo Whilhoite, Kayla Wilhoite, Izeyah Wilhoit, Knylah Wilhoite, Elijah Wilhoite, Ron DeChant, Cameron Ward and Michael Ide break ground for 1026 Yuma, the first Habitat for Humanity house is Manhattan in nearly 10 years. The ceremony also kicked off Rock the Block Manhattan, in 2017 Habitat for Humanity will team up with Heritage Builders to help repair the exteriors of homes for owners on Yuma and surrounding streets.

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    Bella is a 2-year-old border collie and loves life on the ranch. Her owner, Dan Schmidt, lets her help with the cattle from time to time, but for the most part she’s there for Dan and his family. Bella enjoys basking in the sun, hanging out with her friend and ranch mate Annie, and trying to make the barn cats her best friends. Email news@themercury to nominate a farm dog.


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  • Kansas community tries to heal from shooting; bar to reopen

    Associated Press OLATHE — In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to “get out of my country,” witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.

  • Kansas Legislature’s lurch to center cuts governor’s clout

    Associated Press TOPEKA — Kansas has seen its once-conservative Legislature lurch closer to the center with the flowering of a bipartisan coalition bent on erasing much of Republican Gov.

  • Newspaper serves the community by chronicling history

    “Terrorists attack U.

  • Projects to limit Tuttle access

    A project replacing the concrete in the stilling basin at Tuttle Creek Dam, scheduled to begin this summer, will disrupt traffic to Country Stampede in 2018.

  • Farmers Farmers tout insurance, trade at field hearing

    The creation of the next Farm Bill got its start Thursday in America’s heartland.

  • Dem senators criticize Trump trademarks

    Associated Press SHANGHAI — Democratic senators are protesting the Trump Organization’s acceptance of a valuable trademark from the Chinese government without asking Congress first if doing so is constitutional.

  • County moves forward on back property tax sale

    More than 70 Riley County property owners risk losing 250 properties for not paying more than $1 million in property taxes from 2011 and 2012.

  • Lawmakers move toward votes on governor’s tax plan

    Associated Press TOPEKA — Kansas legislators advanced Gov.

  • Gas odor briefly closes hallway at high school

    A possible gas leak briefly halted the use of a hallway at Manhattan High School Friday before school started.

  • County mulls $9.9M system

    Riley County commissioners voted Thursday to move forward with negotiations on a $9.

  • Bethunger K-State dedicates building to former provost Beth Unger

    The Unger Complex is officially part of the K-State campus.

  • 3 K-State students diagnosed with mumps virus

    A mumps outbreak has reached K-State.

  • USD 383 Board: Cash needed for diversity issues

    While all members of the Manhattan-Ogden school board want to do more to address diversity issues in the school district, they run into a familiar problem — money.

  • KSU creates multicultural center planning group

    K-State will begin planning for a multicultural center on campus.

  • Engineering initiative boosts enrollment, graduates at KU

    Associated Press LAWRENCE - Sam Viron knew coming out of high school that she wanted to major in engineering, and had her heart set on leaving Kansas to do it.


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