Saturday, May 23, 2015



Community Information

Welcome to Manhattan...

Check out the Guide to Manhattan, published by The Mercury. This is a free sample of the way our electronic edition works.

...or Manhappiness, or Manhappenin', or the Little Apple, or whatever you want to call it.

To us, it's home.

Manhattan is a small town by metropolitan standards. It's a city, by rural standards. So what is it? Good question.

Figurs

Big-time college sports draw tens of thousand here to watch the Wildcats.

It's a college town. Kansas State University is here, educating about 20,000 people every year in everything from fine arts to public relations to chemistry to engineering to farming and ranching. K-State brings in Big 12 sports, national-caliber speakers and serious-minded cultural events. There's a thriving nightlife here, as you might expect in a college town.

It's an Army town. Fort Riley is next door; many of the soldiers who train at the post to protect our nation live in Manhattan.

The First Infantry Division, known as the Big Red One, is headquartered at Fort Rile.y

It's a growth hub. With expansion at Fort Riley, Manhattan is becoming more of a regional center for retail, health care and recreation. Increasingly, it is a place people from around the region choose to visit, to shop, and to retire to.

It has about 50,000 people inside the city limits, and thousands more nearby. It sits at the confluence of the Kansas and Blue rivers, which is why it was founded here in about 1855. Tuttle Creek Reservoir sits just to the north of Manhattan, offering fishing, water sports and other outdoor activities.

If you're moving here, welcome, and if you're thinking about it or thinking about coming for a visit, we hope this website can be helpful.

TheMercury.com is mostly a news website, of course, but explore the site a bit and you'll find all sorts of helpful information about the community. If you have other questions, please feel free to contact us.


Helpful Tidbits
Community Galleries
  • Snapshots, Feb. 19
    Snaphotswinston.phatch

    Have some photos on your phone or computer? Send them to The Mercury and see them in print! Just email them to us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Snapshots, Jan. 29
    Snapshotsfortriley.phatch

    Have some photos on your phone or computer? Send them to The Mercury and see them in print! Just email them to us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). We’ll print them each Wednesday on Snapshots.

  • Snapshots, November 27
    3rd grade super bowl.phatch

    Have some photos on your phone or computer? Send them to The Mercury and see them in print! Just email them to us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). We’ll print them each Wednesday on Snapshots.



Community Articles

  • Local |Government, Politics |2015 Candidate Forums | April 05, 2015

    Candidates talk city’s future, needs and businesses

    The Manhattan City Commission race features six candidates going for three seats currently held by Mayor Wynn Butler, Rich Jankovich and John Matta. Only Butler is running for re-election.

  • Local |Government, Politics |2015 Candidate Forums | March 31, 2015

    Candidates envision future of downtown

    Manhattan City Commission candidates spoke about their visions for downtown Monday during a Downtown Manhattan Inc.-hosted forum at the Wareham Opera House.

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics |2015 Candidate Forums | March 27, 2015

    Candidates talk school funding

    Candidates for the Manhattan-Ogden school board spent most of their time at a forum on Thursday night discussing the district’s budget issues.

  • Local |Government, Politics |2015 Candidate Forums | March 27, 2015

    City hopefuls defend NBAF

    Manhattan City Commission candidates defended on Thursday the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility as a positive step for job creation.

  • K-State Edition | August 18, 2014

    K-State begins wave of construction projects

    This time next year,  six major construction projects will be underway at Kansas State University: Three colleges are expanding or replacing their buildings; the KSU Foundation is working on a dramatic new entrance to campus; Housing and Dining Services is building a new dorm to keep up with rising enrollment; and two years ago, students voted to fund a massive renovation to the K-State Student Union, arguably the central building on campus.


TOP JOBS
More Jobs ››
Text Alerts
Mobile Alerts

Get the latest news, weather and sports updates from The Mercury sent to your phone.

Sign Up Now

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2012

Reproduction of any kind is prohibited without written consent.