• K-State soccer drops first-ever home game

    There was a ceremonial first kick, an entrance featuring flames and a crowd of more than 2,400 people as the Kansas State women’s soccer program played it’s first-ever home game on Friday. The Wildcats lost the debut match at .

  • City preps for upcoming vote on street maintenance sales tax

    Vincent Tracey attended an open house Thursday to hear information about the upcoming street maintenance sales tax ballot question. Tracey, an IT specialist for the Kansas Department of Agriculture, said the biggest concern for taxpayers is how efficiently the city .

  • Club news

    American Association of University Women The September meeting of the Manhattan branch of AAUW featured Dr. Annelise Nguyen, associate professor of toxicology, College of Veterinary Medicine/ Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University. Her speech, titled ‘Women’s Health: .

  • MAC exhibit explores healing qualities of art

    Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. The current exhibit at the Manhattan ArtsCenter, “The Art of Healing,” explores the therapeutic powers of art. The display, a partnership between the MAC and Pawnee Mental Health Services, tries to .

  • The fruits of a tiring Labor Day

    I just recently completed my last home improvement project of the summer on Labor Day, naturally. The project — reseeding the front lawn - was originally scheduled to be finished a couple weeks earlier just afterl finished remodeling a bathroom. However, .

  • Manhattan: Big-city vibe with small town charm

    Twenty years ago, I moved back to Manhattan and wrote a column for The Mercury about it. I had been away for a decade, living for a time on each coast, so I had a few things to say from .

  • Liquid Art Winery brings taste of Europe to Manhattan

    Danielle and David Tegtmeier of Liquid Art Winery and Estate have been in the grape business for years. Before opening their vineyard, event center and wine tasting area, they both attended K-State, where Danielle graduated with a degree in marketing. .

  • Azul Mexican Rooftop Bar and Grill leaves plenty of room for improvement

    The first floor of Azul Mexican Rooftop Bar and Grill, 1116 Moro St., is like being at a beachfront restaurant, but one at a Wildcat beach. Strings of blue lights line the restaurant and illuminate the wavy, metal sheet underneath the .

  • New Discovery Center exhibit explores lost towns of the Flint Hills

    Changes are coming soon to the Flint Hills Discovery Center as a new exhibit highlighting the Flint Hills goes up late this September. The exhibit, called “Going Home: Hidden Histories of the Flint Hills,” will highlight different ghost towns in .

  • History, management, but no major revelations in Wefald’s account of his time at the KSU helm

    First things first: There are no major revelations in this book by former Kansas State University President Jon Wefald. We don’t learn anything new about secret deals with Ron Prince, or Tim Weiser, or Michael Beasley. There’s no .

  • Riley County’s former rural schools still leave mark on area

    Kids in school this fall have access to laptops, tablets, thick textbooks, several teachers and computer labs. But when Kevin Larson attended Walsburg School in the 1950s, he said his classroom had little more than desks, chairs, pictures of George .

  • Here are some dog-friendly areas where your pup can play in MHK

    A simple walk or jog on the sidewalk is often not enough to satisfy a dog’s desire to play and run around. Manhattan has several options available for fourlegged friends, including three official dog parks. Fairmont Park — off-leash dog .





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