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  • Avoid liberal agendas that will divide Manhattan

    To the Editor: Who you vote for in the City Commission race boils down to whether you want unity and fairness in your commission or division and turmoil in our community. It seems obvious, judging from the forums and their .

  • Four positive candidates hope to serve USD 378

    To the Editor: Many thanks to The Manhattan Mercury for covering last Sunday’s Riley County USD 378 Board of Education “Candidates Forum” presented by the Manhattan/Riley County League of Women Voters. Unfortunately, with a large group of candidates and .

  • K-State establishes Vet Med center for infectious diseases

    The College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University is establishing a new center of excellence that will focus on helping to control infectious diseases in both humans and animals. On Wednesday, the Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases, or .

  • K-State students achieve high results in Putnam Mathematical Competition

    Eight Kansas State University students placed in an international mathematics competition. The Mathematical Association of America has released results from the 75th annual Putnam Mathematical Competition, the most prestigious mathematics contest for undergraduates at colleges and universities in Canada and .

  • Construction students earn scholarships

    Six Kansas State University construction science and management students were awarded $2,500 scholarships from the Associated General Contractors of America Education and Research Foundation at the association’s annual convention March 17-20 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The following juniors are .

  • Pick the right bud for perfect bloom

    If you’re looking for the perfect bloom this spring, a Kansas State University floriculture expert says it’s all about picking the right bud for the right occasion. “Think about what you are using those flowers for, whether it .


    A memorial service for Virginia Bartley, who died Dec. 2, 2014, will be held 10 a.m., May 8, 2015, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 601 Poyntz Ave. The service will be followed by coffee and pastries in the church hall. Virginia was a longtime .


    Robert L. “Bob” Henegar Sr., 72, of Blue Rapids, died after a battle with cancer on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. The family provided some of the following information. Survivors include his two children; Robert L. .


    Traci Lynn Lawrence, 38, of Wamego, died at her home on March 12, 2015, after a long illness.  The family provided some of the following information. Traci’s death is a great loss to all who knew and loved her. She was .

  • Audience enjoys greater role in McCain presentation Christopher.conner1

    “The Intergalactic Nemesis” came to McCain Auditorium Monday. This third appearance in as many seasons brought the newly released book three of the series to the stage in Manhattan: “Twin Infinity.” A mix of graphic novel and radio play, “The .

  • KSU at best with two outs to beat WVU Kubsb7.phatch

    The Kansas State baseball team opened its first home Big 12 series of the season at Tointon Family Stadium Thursday night and methodically took apart visiting West Virginia. The Wildcats quietly dominated the Mountaineers for an 8-2 win. K-State also got .

  • Easter egg hunts, ‘Dead Can’t Dance’ and more

    Grab the basket and hop on over to these egg hunts on Saturday. The fifth annual Royal Bunny Tracs 5K & Kids Rabbit Dash is Saturday morning with the egg hunt starting around 11 a.m. Registration for the 5K and .


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