• MHS boys hold on to beat Highland Park

    TOPEKA — The Manhattan High boys’ basketball rallied and held on to beat Highland Park, 46-36, on Friday night. The Indians took the lead in the fourth quarter in the low-scoring affair and held off the Scots, who cut the Manhattan .

  • MHS girls pull away from Scots in 2nd half

    TOPEKA — The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team overcame a slow first half, outscoring Highland Park by 21 in the third quarter to win 57-28 Friday night. The Indians led 20-14 at halftime and couldn’t find much offensive rhythm early in .

  • Students, others put talent on display for fundraiser Specialtalent3.phatch

    In an inspirational show full of singing, dancing and jokes, students and community members with special needs revealed what they do best in the America’s Got Special Talent Show Thursday evening. “We want to impress everyone and show off .

  • Why can police talk on cell phones while driving?

    Q: RCPD officer spotted on the phone driving down Anderson. Y u no follow the rules? Can we get a Mercury story on this? #doublestandards. A: First of all: Yes, you read that right. Gone are the days when hand-written, .

  • K-State funding stable in budget

    Kansas State University funding from the state will remain mostly the same through the next two fiscal years, according to Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget proposal released Friday. K-State, the College of Veterinary Medicine and K-State Extension will also experience .

  • Report: Maintenance spending still lags needs

    Some of Kansas State University’s buildings are in poor condition, according to a recent report. Fortunately, the university is already in the process of addressing some buildings needing attention. According to the 2014 Report on Deferred and Annual Maintenance presented .

  • Co-teaching program benefitting students at Ogden Elementary Ogden.phatch

    The classrooms at Ogden Elementary school work a little differently than most of those here in Manhattan. Each class has one main teacher, and depending on the lesson, a second teacher comes in to tailor to the needs of the .

  • Officials warn of police impostor near Marysville

    Officials in northeast Kansas say they are searching for a police impersonator who has stopped and demanded to search at least three vehicles this week. “At this point, our biggest concern is for the public,” Marshall County Sheriff Dan Hargrave .

  • Second person files for seat on USD 383 board

    A second person filed on Friday to run for the Manhattan-Ogden school board. Incumbent and past USD 383 school board president Curt Herrman put his name in for the April election. Herrman has served on the board for the past eight .

  • City planning to restore rose garden fountain

    The city is currently taking bids on a project that would restore the City Park Rose Garden Fountain. The cast iron fountain was originally constructed in 1895. Officials started accepting bids on Friday, and the bidding process will continue until 3 p..

  • Unfortunately, more of the same

    Kansans who like the direction that Gov. Sam Brownback is taking this state probably took heart from his remarks in his annual State of the State address. We’re not among them. We were dismayed that the governor attributes the .

  • Brownback’s tax policies are hurting ordinary Kansans

    To the Editor: Thank you for publishing editorials and comments about the dire financial situation in Kansas. The complexities are intimidating to most ordinary citizens, but despite a lack of economics courses, I’d like to add my voice to .


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