• Talley earns first NCAA Regional bid in K-State history

    Kansas State golfer Madison Talley was one of 24 players nationally to earn an individual bid into the NCAA Women’s Golf Regionals on Monday. Talley was the top individual selected for the San Antonio Regional, which will be May 7-9 .

  • K-State men add another walk-on

    Residents of St. John will have even more reason to follow Kansas State men’s basketball now. Former St. John guard Kade Kinnamon announced his intention to walk-on to the men’s basketball program on Monday, joining former teammate Dean .

  • K-State’s Chadick earns Big 12 honor

    Hitting better than .400 in his first four career starts and helping Kansas State win its first-ever series at Baylor, freshman Sam Chadick was named Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Chadick shared the honor with KU .

  • Stix win Olathe tournament

    The Midwest Stix 13-and-under Blue team won the USSSA Smoothie King NIT 13U AAA Tournament, April 24-26, in Olathe.  There were 15 teams in the tournament and the Stix Blue were undefeated in six games over the weekend to win .

  • MHK United wins second tournament

    The 11-and-under MHK United boys’ soccer team won its second tournament of the spring last weekend at the Manhattan Invitational.  MHK United went 3-0-1 in thefive-team round-robin tournament with a 6-1 victory over Kansas Rush Nero, a 2-2 .

  • County approves road funding

    Riley County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a measure to use sales tax money for two road projects. The county’s public works director Leon Hobson presented the details about the projects at a county meeting. An asphalt overlay project .

  • A new chapter for retiring Lee librarian Neighbor.phatch

    Patty McCrary has spent a lot of time at Lee Elementary School — in fact, much of her life. McCrary, a librarian who is retiring after this school year, started as a student, and after finishing her additional education and getting .

  • K-State money expert offers tips for spring-cleaning your finances

    It’s spring-cleaning time, when we rid our home of dust and clutter that have accumulated over the year — but what about the financial clutter? A Kansas State University personal financial planner says this is the perfect time of year .

  • Nature: spectacular and destructive

    If humanity hasn’t been humbled in the past few days, it has at least been reminded how little control we have over nature. For example, area residents might not have heard of Ensenada, Chile, until last week. That changed .

  • Uncertainty hampers planning

    In its April 17 editorial, The Mercury criticized the Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education for hesitating to end the school year early. The editors also questioned not only the board’s sincerity in dealing with budget cuts but also the actual need .


    Helen M. Whiteman, 97, of Manhattan, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills. The family provided some of the following information. Helen was born in Hill City, the daughter of James O. and Anna Raymond McVey. She graduated from the local high .

  • KSU to host touring Shakespeare exhibit

    A nearly 400-year-old collection of William Shakespeare’s plays will make a stop in Manhattan. Kansas State University will host an exhibition featuring a rare “First Folio” of the Bard’s plays in February 2016. The folio was assembled by two .


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