• Officials defend leaving item off of agenda

    City officials defended a vote on an item not originally on the published agenda of a recent Manhattan City Commission meeting. Mayor Karen McCulloh requested at the end of the July 7 meeting that the commission provide direction to city manager .

  • Health department to launch volunteer program

    The Riley County Health Department is taking steps to improve public health preparedness by instituting a program that will mobilize volunteers from the community in the event of a public health emergency. The Wildcat Region Medical Reserve Corps was recently .

  • New Horizons is the real star

    Pluto is basking in its 15 minutes of fame. Yet other than spark debate about whether it’s a planet, a dwarf planet or some other space object, it hasn’t done much except exist out in space — way out in .

  • Corps to repair sinkhole near Tuttle Creek tubes

    Officials said Thursday they have a plan for the temporary repair of a 15-foot sinkhole near Tuttle Creek Dam, though they don’t yet have a permanent fix. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it would fill the .

  • Horror movie ‘Gallows’ more tiresome than scary G.w.clift1

    There are a couple of Nebraska connections to the new horror movie “The Gallows.” Co-director, co-writer, and editor Chris Lofing is from Beatrice. Then the movie is set in his corn-husking hometown. With co-director, co-writer, and cast member Travis Cluff, .

  • Don’t hate the Trumpster; he’s right on a lot of issues

    To the Editor: It is widespread practice in the very top echelons of the Republican Party to accuse Donald Trump of “killing the Republican Party.” The Republicans I talk to generally, as well as increasing numbers of Democrats, see Mr. .


    Donald P. “Don” Pickering Jr., 65, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at his residence near Manhattan. He was born on Dec. 30, 1949. He was the son of Donald P. Sr. and Helen A. (Caldwell) Pickering. Mr. Pickering was a longtime resident of .

  • NNA honors Mercury staff with 4 writing awards

    The Mercury received four awards in the National Newspaper Association contest, the results of which were released Tuesday. Sports editor Joshua Kinder won first place in the sports story or series category for his coverage of former Wildcat basketball player .


    Larry Dean Rundus, 70, died Sunday, July 12, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. He was son of Elmer Charles Rundus and Ann Josephine (Spurney) Rundus and was born in Belleville on June 16, 1945. Larry was educated in the Pleasant View .

  • Live music, home brewing, crawfest and more

    This weekend brings a variety of live music options. The 2006 South by Southwest Austin Musician of the Year, Jon Dee Graham and the Fighting Cocks, will be performing at 9 p.m. Thursday at Auntie Mae’s. There is a $5 cover .

  • Clerk: Armed man calm during liquor store robbery

    Police are searching for a man who used a gun to rob a liquor store in downtown Manhattan Wednesday night. Steffon Hamilton was working the counter at Fifths Liquor, 505 Leavenworth St., when a man walked in at 10:15 p.m., threw .

  • Wolford excited about NFL opportunity Wolford.mercury

    With more than 19 years in coaching, Eric Wolford had yet to test the waters of the NFL. This season, Wolford will finally make his NFL debut as an assistant offensive line coach for the San Francisco 49ers and their new .


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