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  • University Park sewer work nearing end

    Riley County’s University Park sewer improvement project is well underway and set for completion before the end of the year if all goes according to plan. Officials began discussing plans for the project last year after the system, originally .

  • Marshall says 1st District race all about agriculture Marshall.mercury

    Kansas Farm Bureau President Rich Felts said Thursday “there’s no place for us to be” other than supporting Kansas 1st District congressional candidate Roger Marshall. Marshall, an obstetrician and gynecologist from Great Bend, is running against U.S. Rep. .

  • In election year, Flush serves up Americana at church fundraiser Picnic3.mercury

    FLUSH — With two named presidential nominees and less than a week left before the Aug. 2 primaries, a lot of people are talking politics and a lot of prospective politicians are campaigning. Even this year’s annual Flush Picnic, a massive .

  • Pott County commission challengers spending big

    Challengers to the Pottawatomie County commission seats are outspending the incumbents. Candidates were required to file campaign finance reports with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission by Monday. The information in the reports covers the time period from Jan. 1 through July 21. .

  • Riley County’s Wedel named to agritourism subcommittee

    Riley County Planning and Special Projects director Monty Wedel is serving on a subcommittee for the State Agritourism Task Force, a group whose purpose is to explore how best to grow agritourism in Kansas. Wedel told Riley County commissioners Thursday .

  • Trump strikes again

    Under normal circumstances, it would be fair simply to wonder what’s gotten into a presidential candidate who invites another country to hack and release the emails of his presidential rival. That the other nation is Russia, with which the .


    Stephen C. Hummel, 72, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Steve was born Sept. 5, 1943, in Flint, Michigan, when the water there was really clean. Steve was the .

  • Rodriguez will be a voice for victims of high taxes

    To the Editor: I endorse Marvin Rodriguez for Riley County commissioner. I have known Marvin for several decades and greatly appreciate the contributions he has made to our community, and particularly his leadership training for young people. We can depend .


    Richard Harrison, 71, died on Sunday, May 22, 2016, in Manhattan. He was born on Nov. 21, 1944, in Wichita,  the son of Harley Binns and Marguerite Buckley. He was later adopted by Gerald and Grace (Debey) Harrison. Richard enlisted into the United States .

  • Celebrate with Padgetts by donating a Christmas toy

    To the Editor In the Mercury on Sunday, July 24, there was a notice of a 25th wedding anniversary celebration for Bill and Judy Padgett. Judy is the director of Toys for Manhattan, which distributes toys at Christmas to make sure .

  • Audit of children’s services missed state’s achievements

    To the Editor: This week, the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) had the opportunity to share with the public the tremendous safety record in the child welfare system. Kansas can proudly say we’re second in the nation .


    Dr. Jim L. Morrill, 85, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born Nov. 23, 1930, in Graves County, Kentucky, and had been a longtime professor in the Animal Science and Industry Department at Kansas State University. .


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