Friday, February 12, 2016



Lifestyle

  • Local | June 30, 2014

    Stampede medical incidents up from 2013

    Riley County EMS Director Larry Couchman reported Monday that the number of medical-related incidents at this weekend’s Country Stampede was low considering the magnitude of the event and its attendance, which he said could number anywhere from 40,000 to 60,000 per day. “I said last week

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | June 30, 2014

    Commission to vote on guest tax

    City commissioners will provide feedback Tuesday on the proposed transient guest tax increase. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. This discussion comes to the commission as a part of the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) 2015 budget request, which includes the Flint Hills

  • Editorials | June 30, 2014

    Be safe, considerate with fireworks

    Most of the time, the rat-a-tat-tats and window-rattling booms we hear on a daily basis emanate from Fort Riley. They’re the sounds of freedom. This week we will hear plenty of other booms and rat-a-tat-tats — fireworks. They, too, are the sounds of freedom, though

  • Neighbors | June 30, 2014

    Looking to help his father, man farms bananas, tilapia in Kansas

    Neighbor6-30.phatch

    What began for James Sperman as a way to help manage his father’s health has now grown into a sight that inspires astonishment.  Just off the northeast corner of Highway 24 and Flush Road, Sperman cultivates bananas, figs and raises tilapia — in Kansas. He

  • General Activities | June 30, 2014

    Senior 17ers finish 3-1 at Washburn

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers finished off their tournament at the Washburn Ichabods’ summer team camp showcase, winning their final game of bracket play on Sunday against the KC Blaze Red, 6-4 to finish first in the Silver division. Manhattan’s Eric Prockish

  • Track & Field | June 30, 2014

    Kynard, Bingson win titles at USA Outdoor Championships

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Kansas State track and field team continued a busy offseason with current and former athletes, as well as staff, competing at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Highlighting the weekend for the Wildcats were current volunteer assistant coaches

  • Letters | June 30, 2014

    Renewed interest in dealing with Wildcat Creek welcome

    To the Editor: I am very encouraged by the recent articles in the Mercury and Wednesday’s editorial about Wildcat Creek. My home is on Wildcat Creek, and although I live high on a bank on the north side of the creek, I annually watch

  • Letters | June 30, 2014

    Absence of fireworks show is a major disappointment

    To the Editor: I want to shame my City of Manhattan. You dropped the ball this year when it comes to the Fourth of July. Not only did you not foot the bill for the fireworks this year, but failed to court others like mega-stores

  • Obituaries | June 30, 2014

    FRANCES ERDWIEN

    Frances Rosalee Callahan Erdwien, 85, former long-time El Dorado resident, died after a brief illness on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in Overland Park surrounded by her loving family. The family provided some of the following information. Frances was born in Manhattan on June 19, 1929, to Professor James Callahan and

  • Obituaries | June 30, 2014

    FRED BARNHART SR.

    Fred Harrison Barnhart, Sr., 90, of Wamego, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Fred was born on Aug. 26, 1923, in Horseheads, N.Y., the son of Harrison and Arrah (James) Barnhart. Fred enlisted into


Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2012

Reproduction of any kind is prohibited without written consent.