• 1 hurt in attempted robbery

    An attempted robbery on Monday in K-State’s West Stadium parking lot left one victim with minor injuries, according to K-State police. A man reported that an unknown Hispanic man, 5-feet-8-inches tall with brown hair and in his late 20.

  • Commission looks at health ranking

    Health director Leslie Campbell on Monday reviewed a report that shows Riley and Pottawatomie counties among the healthiest in the state. “It’s not just all about health,” Campbell told Pott County commissioners. “It’s also about transportation and graduation .

  • Man charged with child sex crimes left state

    A heavily-redacted affidavit released to the Mercury indicates a Leonardville man left the state after an interview with Riley County police last month. John Thomas, 48, was arrested on a Riley County warrant in Chino Valley, Ariz. earlier this month and .

  • Does the resurrection matter?

    Easter is almost here. Perhaps you are looking forward to an egg hunt with the kids, attending a worship service or a family dinner. Maybe the holiday holds no significance for you. In the blur of life, it is often .

  • City reports continuing growth in sales tax receipts

    Sales tax revenue continues to outpace last year’s record. The city had $821,051 in revenue in the March sales tax report, which reflects the previous month’s sales. The city had $813,574 in sales tax revenue in March 2014. The year-to-date sales .

  • Don’t go to ‘Insurgent’ without having seen ‘Divergent’ G.w.clift1

    Quite a few theater patrons enjoyed “Divergent,” the first movie in the series based on Veronica Roth’s books about the multi-talented girl of the future Tris. Those folks will, I suspect, enjoy what director Robert Schwentke, who earlier made “.

  • City will gain from Dobson’s leadership and experiences

    To the Editor: We are very pleased to have a person with Mike Dodson’s qualifications running for the City Commission, and we fully support him. If you examine Mike’s background and ex-periences, you will discover that he is .

  • 2 reach plea agreements in kidnapping case

    Two Manhattan men accepted plea agreements on Monday for their roles in kidnapping two K-State students last fall. Ortegas Tune and Rasheem Wilson each pleaded no contest to kidnapping Keli Lee and Haley Hart and no contest to the aggravated .

  • Textbooks on agenda

    USD 383 could purchase 480 new textbooks and 396 computers if the Manhattan-Ogden school board approves staff recommendations. The recommendations for those purchases, as well as the completion of a couple maintenance projects, will come before the school board at a 6:30 p.m. .

  • Electing Morse is a sound investment in Manhattan

    To the Editor: I recommend voting for Linda Morse for City Commission. During the past 20 years, I have served on several local boards with her. She works hard and is dedicated to creating a livable community for all citizens. Her .

  • Ball, Butler and Dodson are best choices for commission

    To the Editor: The office of city commissioner should be filled with individuals who are knowledgeable with having to balance multimillion-dollar budgets and minimizing debt. John Ball, Wynn Butler and Mike Dodson are the only candidates who have this experience. .


    Katie RaeAnn (Watt) Bradbury, 34, of Manhattan, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Katie was born Aug. 11, 1980, in McCook, Nebraska, the daughter of Charles Edward and Kathy Rae (.


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