• Ethics code, transparency deserve greater respect

    To the Editor: The Mercury’s article Thursday about the City Commission taking action on items not formally published on its agenda skirted issues of ethics and transparency. It’s noteworthy that the city manager and mayor avoided mentioning the .

  • Westar is overreacting to private solar efforts

    To the Editor: Westar Energy is attempting to punish you if you decide to install a solar panel for part of your electric usage. The company is asking the Kansas Corporation Commission, the board that regulates utility companies, to place .

  • Fugitive from area arrested in Illinois

    A fugitive with ties to the area was arrested by U.S. Marshals Thursday in Urbana, Illinois. Police in May requested the public’s assistance locating Heidi Lynn Webster after she failed to show up for her sentencing in a .


    Thelma Maxine (Hook) Ransom, 94, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Thelma Maxine Hook was born Sept. 9, 1920, in Pleasant Plains, Arkansas, the daughter of the late .


    Frederick N. Fritz, 79, of Riley, died Thursday, July 16, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..

  • Barnett added to another watch list Barnettcolor.mercury

    For the fifth time in the last two weeks, Kansas State senior defensive back Dante Barnett garnered national preseason accolades when he was named to the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award watch list, the organization announced Friday. One .

  • UConn tilt highlights KSU’s schedule

    Kansas State women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mittie announced the 2015-16 non-conference schedule on Thursday. The Wildcats’ non-conference slate includes 10 home games, plus a trip to three-time defending NCAA champion Connecticut. “I think this season’s non-conference schedule provides .

  • No Stone Unturned center growing quickly

    Melinda Wolford said it’s overwhelming how fast No Stone Unturned has grown, but with it has come a problem. Not that it’s a bad problem to have, but it’s a problem still. Both Melinda and Eric Wolford, .

  • Harris transfers to community college

    Former Kansas State basketball player Malek Harris will continue his career at the junior college ranks. According to the website,, the former four-star forward will play at Indian Hills Community College this season to avoid sitting out before .

  • Manhattan Track Club sending athletes to Junior Olympics

    The Manhattan Track Club will send 11 athletes to the AAU Junior Olympics in Norfolk, Va., from Aug. 1-8. On the boys’ side, Ja’Marcus Vornes will compete in the 400 meters at 8-and-under. In the 12-year-old division, Lorenzo Wilhoite will run .

  • Manhattan’s Marshall wins five golds at Worlds

    Cameron Marshall, an eighth grader and brown-belt student at Manhattan ATA Taekwondo, had quite the successful day at the American Taekwondo Association World Championships this past Saturday in Little Rock, Ark. Marshall competed in six events in the 13-14 year-old .

  • Spradling’s exceed fundraising goal

    The fundraiser for former Kansas state basketball player Will Spradling and his wife Meagan’s unborn daughter Triss has exceeded its goal. As of Friday morning, the goal of $25,000 had been reached and the current amount of donations was at $26,024 .


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