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  • General Activities | June 23, 2014

    Monarchs go 2-3

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs 12-and-under softball team went 2-3 over the weekend to finish seventh out of fifteen teams in the USSSA West “C” State Tournament in Derby. The Monarchs opened against the Garden City Envy, the eventual tournament champions. With the score tied 2-2

  • General Activities | June 23, 2014

    Local kids win tennis titles

    Manhattan tennis players won titles and turned in some impressive results at tournaments held this past week. At the Sweet 16 tournament in Kansas City, which includes the top 16 players in the region that includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa and Oklahoma, Daniel Harkin and Brett Seaton

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Fort Riley | June 22, 2014

    Officials unearth explosive device

    Officials evacuated 60 residences in Fort Riley on Friday after the discovery of an unidentified explosive device on Custer Hill. The device, which Fort Riley officials referred to as an “unexploded ordnance,” was unearthed near the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Hamptom Place, according to a

  • June 22, 2014

    Dancers march to their own beat at Juneteenth


    Manhattan celebrated its 25th annual Juneteenth Community Festival and Parade Saturday morning, and for the third year in a row, Gateway Highsteppers from Kansas City, Kan., ushered it in with a marching drum line and dance. The parade traveled down Poyntz Avenue and ended in

  • General Activities | June 22, 2014

    17ers held to one hit on Saturday


    WAMEGO — After losing 14-4 on Friday, the Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers dropped two more on Saturday in the Kansas State Showcase. The 17ers lost, 8-0, to the Old School Dirtbags at Tointon Family Stadium on Saturday morning, and then lost, 9-0, to Mac-N-Seitz

  • Arts & Leisure | June 22, 2014

    Camp teaches kids on autistic spectrum new ‘tricks’


    Children on the autism spectrum have been brought together to discover magic at a summer camp where they can also find a sense of community. About 75 children, some with autism or attention deficit disorders and some without, are attending Flint Hills Summer Magic Camp, sponsored

  • Off The Beat | June 22, 2014

    Stuck in the bleachers


    When the Mercury staff started putting together a team for the city co-rec softball league, everyone was on board… except for me. I try to get to “Angry Alpacas” games as a spectator, but there was no way I was going out on that diamond.

  • Obituaries | June 22, 2014


    William Everett “Bill” Wilson, 73, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at his home.  The family provided the following information. Bill was born May 5, 1941, in Red Oak, Iowa, the son of Frank and Enid (Snodgrass) Wilson. He was baptized at the Emerson United Methodist Church. 

  • Arts & Leisure | June 22, 2014

    ‘Rocky Horror’ auditions, reality TV wars and more

    TODAY Manhattan Public Library Summer Reading Program: Fizz Boom Read, through July 31. People of all ages from babies to teens to grandparents can participate. It’s free to sign up, and all you have to do is keep track of the time you spend reading

  • June 22, 2014

    Junior 17ers win two at Junction City

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko junior 17ers won a pair of games in Junction City Friday night, winning in run-rule fashion in Game 1, 14-5, before finishing out the night with a 5-2 win. In Game 1, the 17ers took a 3-0 lead in the early innings

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