Thursday, June 30, 2016


  • Pro Sports | June 29, 2016

    Ventura, Royals lose to Cardinals


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals starter Yordano Ventura returned from an eight-game suspension for his role in a benches-clearing fight, only to get slapped around by the St. Louis offense on Tuesday night. It wasn’t even the worst thing to happen to Kansas City, either.

  • Track & Field | June 29, 2016

    Winters named Academic All-American

    Former Kansas State Wildcat Dani Winters continues to build on her already long list of academic honors from this past season as she was named College Sports Information Directors of America Second Team Academic All-American. Winters is the 17th K-State track and field athlete to

  • General Activities | June 29, 2016

    Storm play in Father’s Day tournament

    The Midwest Storm 16-and-under A softball team won the Father’s Day NIT in Lawrence, June 18-19, finishing with a 5-1 record. The Storm opened pool play with a 4-0 win over DC Poison. Anna Batt threw a no-hitter, striking out 10. Sydney Hefty had a

  • General Activities | June 29, 2016

    Sweet Heat take 4th in KC tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Sweet Heat traveled to Kansas City this weekend, taking fourth in a tournament. The Sweet Heat went 0-4 in pool play on Friday, but rallied back to go 4-2 in bracket play and finish fourth. The Sweet Heat returns to Kansas City

  • I Wonder |Local | June 28, 2016

    Is it true the city is under water restrictions?


    Q: Last Thursday night and again on Friday morning WIBW news had a story about lawn watering restrictions in Manhattan. There has been nothing in the Mercury about this, and I can find nothing on the Manhattan city website or other local news outlets.  So,

  • Local | June 28, 2016

    Pott County officials review response to May tornado

    Officials said Wamego and Louisville area residents were extremely fortunate in the aftermath of a tornado,which caused damage in the area the afternoon of May 26. “We were very fortunate… very, very lucky,” Chris Trudo, Pott County Emergency Management director, told county commissioners Monday. Trudo

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | June 28, 2016

    Board to consider auditorium upgrades

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider approving electrical upgrades to Manhattan High School West Campus’ Rezac Auditorium. The board meets 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poytnz Ave. Rezac Auditorium is outdated and in need of an upgrade, said Matt Davis, director of maintenance

  • Local |Business | June 28, 2016

    Chain that owns JC hotel files for Chapter 11

    A Missouri hotel chain that owns nearly three dozen properties, including one in Junction City, declared bankruptcy amid ongoing legal troubles. John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts filed the action on Sunday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Kansas City, Kansas, less than a month

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 28, 2016

    Commissioners reiterate second-entrance stance

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners doubled down on the county’s single entrance policy Monday, denying requests for second entrances to three different rural properties. Commissioners denied requests from Doug Kern for a second entrance to his new home in a subdivision west of Wamego, and from

  • Pro Sports | June 28, 2016

    Duffy, Royals beat Cardinals 6-2


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There have been plenty of times over the years when Royals pitcher Danny Duffy would give up a first-inning home run, or fall into a big early hole, and it would cause everything else to slowly unravel. The left-hander showed Monday night

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