• How long are demolition permits from the city valid? Wonder1

    Q: Do demolition permits expire?  On October 2, 2012, on a vote of 3-1, the Manhattan City Commission approved a demolition permit requested by the property owner of 1446 Laramie St., but the property has yet to be demolished.  If the .

  • 14 local kids attending Boys State

    Young men from across the state are learning about the political process. More than 450 incoming high school seniors are participating in the 2015 session of the American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy. Boys State is a “learning-by-doing” political exercise .

  • Manhattan man shot during robbery attempt pleads no contest

    A Manhattan man who was shot in the face during a robbery attempt in November pleaded no contest on Monday to two charges stemming from the incident. Christopher Hudgins, 19, pleaded no contest to one count each of aggravated robbery and .

  • Trial set for man accused in vehicle thefts

    A judge on Monday set a two-day jury trial for a Manhattan man who allegedly committed a series of vehicle thefts and burglaries earlier this year. Jeremy Spaur, 30, represented by Larry McRell, will appear before a jury in Riley County .

  • Budget work begins with requests

    Several Riley County department heads on Monday laid out their budget requests for the 2016 fiscal year to county commissioners. Budget requests will continue Thursday and next week, with budget work sessions to follow. County Appraiser Greg McHenry requested $1,443,179, an increase .

  • Commission hopes to address space needs

    Pottawatomie County commissioners are hopeful a study of the county’s long-term space needs will help guide a decision on what to do with two buildings: the old courthouse and the former medical clinic building at Westmoreland. Commissioners made no .

  • Mustangs win school’s first championship Trophy.phatch

    TOPEKA — If someone had told head coach Shane Sieben last week his Rock Creek baseball team would only score six runs in three games at the state tournament, he wouldn’t have loved his chances to come home with a .

  • Officials push to name field after Lane B1.lew.lane.phatch

    It’s been two years since the playing surface at Bishop Stadium was converted to turf, allowing both football players and athletes in a variety of other sports the chance to regularly use the facility for practice and games. School .

  • Bike-sharing plan holds potential

    Three cheers for Downtown Manhattan Inc. and for local entrepreneur Ward Morgan for their decision to collaborate on a pilot bike-sharing program. Their idea is an enlightened one. We hope their trust in this city’s residents is well placed. .

  • Wefald deserves great credit for landing NBAF

    To the Editor: Not being able to attend the most recent — hopefully final — NBAF groundbreaking ceremony last week, I was curious to read media summaries that followed and found this doozy: “ ‘The Manhattan, Kansas facility has been in the works .

  • City Park is your park; help us plan its future

    To the Editor: Manhattan’s City Park was laid out in 1855 when the city was founded. In the past 160 years, the park’s layout and structures have changed many times. One thing, however, remains the same as when our city’.

  • Is a fair tax policy too much to ask of our state leaders?

    To the Editor: After reading the article about the governor’s proposed tax plan in Sunday’s Mercury, I can only hope I have misunderstood it. First of all, many low-income persons, families and retirees already pay no income taxes. .





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