• Home show, film festival and more

    SUNDAY 2015 Flint Hills Home Show, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Featuring more than 140 booths and displays, demonstrations, an indoor children’s play area and food court. Admission: $5 adults, children 12 and under are admitted free. Special $1 dollar off admission coupons are .

  • Book examines Lincoln’s role in war for public opinion

    We are accustomed to our newspapers having two separate kinds of content: the unbiased news which presents the facts of both sides of an event or issue; and opinions, where the editor, readers, columnists and the like, present their own .

  • ‘Saint Brigid’s Bones’ journeys to sixth century Ireland

    This is a nice mystery involving Christians and Druids in the sixth century in what is now Ireland. Its protagonist is Sister Deidre, who is in probably in her 20s. She joined the convent after her young son died and .

  • Upcoming library events include baseball, Dickens Susan.withee.librarian1

    What do Internet safety, the Kansas City Monarchs, Manhattan history, Charles Dickens and great books for sale all have in common? They’re all at Manhattan Public Library in the month of March. Last weekend, the Manhattan Library Association (the .

  • Wildcats come up short vs. Baylor, beat Jayhawks Ksugame1color.phatch

    Staff and wire reports DALLAS — Kansas State erased a 24-point second half lead, cutting it to just six with less than three minutes to play Saturday afternoon. But the Wildcats didn’t have enough to complete the comeback, falling to .

  • Beer at Twin Oaks is worth considering

    It isn’t often that the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and key city staff find themselves at odds, but that’s the case on the issue of selling beer on certain occasions at Twin Oaks Sports Complex at Anneberg .

  • Keep guns from people who are untrained, unscreened

    To the Editor: An extremist minority is again poised to push its ugly agenda on the majority. About half of Americans don’t own guns, and the vast majority of Americans who do own them use them only for recreation. .

  • Firearm safety is just one aspect of training course

    I have written about firearms and concealed carry before and the training required to be licensed. There are two errors in the Mercury’s Wednesday edit-orial, “Don’t drop safety precautions,” that beg to be corrected. The first is that .

  • McCullough promotes HUD employee

    McCullough Development, Inc., promoted Sharon Burnett to director of Housing and Urban Development operations. Burnett began her employment with MDI in 1987 in an administrative capacity for MDI’s HUD properties, which are leased to individuals 62 years and older and/or .

  • Manhattan architect elected as state chapter president

    Tim Clark, an architect in Manhattan, has been elected president of the Kansas chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Clark will be one of the state association leaders presiding over “KanStruct 2015,” the first joint conference of construction industry professionals .

  • Howe Landscape gets new owners, name change

    Howe Landscape, Inc. was recently purchased by its three current managers — Cory LeMay, Todd Lagerman and Ryan Lynch. The company is changing its name to PrairieStone, Inc., this month.  LeMay has more than 25 years of experience in the landscape .

  • Car chase spans 2 counties, driver abandons vehicle

    Officials are still searching for the driver of a stolen vehicle that officers from the Wamego and St. Marys police departments chased on Friday. The chase spanned Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties. The Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office was alerted the .





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