• City OKs LGBT protection ordinance

    The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is on track to receive discrimination protections beginning this fall. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously passed the first reading Tuesday of an amended anti-discrimination ordinance to provide protections on the basis of sexual .

  • Cross-country race makes midway pit stop in Manhattan Solar4.mercury

    A caravan of 19 solar-powered cars made a pit stop in Manhattan on Wednesday to soak up some rays. The Solar Car Challenge, a science and engineering competition featuring about 400 students and teachers, stopped in Manhattan’s Blue Earth Plaza for .

  • Panel approves 3 judge candidates

    A nominating commission has submitted the names of three candidates for 21st Judicial District court judge to Gov. Sam Brownback, the Office of Judicial Administration announced Tuesday. Brownback will have 60 days to decide who will fill the vacancy left by .

  • Riley County Fair promises hot times

    We don’t know who’ll claim the ribbons at this year’s Riley County Fair, but we’ll bet that temperatures hovering around 100 degrees will ensure handsome profits for folks selling lemonade. (We doubt, however, that the heat interferes .

  • Heat index expected to hit 109 degrees this weekend

    A combination of hot days and steamy nights will produce a heat wave over the central plains region this week. Forecasts for northeast Kansas are predicting high daytime temperatures of around 102 Thursday through Saturday with predicted heat index readings hovering .

  • Thanks for making benefit garage sale a huge success

    To the Editor: Last weekend I had a garage sale at the First Presbyterian Church here in Manhattan. This was a benefit to raise money for MECP2 Duplication Syndrome treatment and research. The garage sale was a huge success.  We .

  • You can count on Rodriguez to control county spending

    To the Editor: On Aug. 2, we will be having a very urgent primary election. With municipal budgets, expenditures and salaries continuing to rise, it really seems to be leaving us all in a state of dissension and apathy. A government .

  • Event on the 1951 flood educational, enlightening

    To the Editor: A big thank-you goes to the speakers who recently shared information about the 1951 flood, which ravaged many parts of Kansas. Mary Knapp, assistant Kansas climatologist, showed charts of the heavy rain in May, June and July of .


    Darlene Wilds, 82, of rural Manhattan died Saturday, July 16, 2016, at her home. The family provided some of the following information. Darlene, the daughter of Ward and Alice (Berry) Stanley, was born on May 4, 1934, in Kansas City, Kansas. She attended primary school .

  • Commission approves Phase II of parks study

    The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved Tuesday moving forward with Phase II of the Parks and Recreation Facility Feasibility Study. The city’s contract with Bruce McMillan Architects for Phase II will be up to $145,765. The second phase will include .

  • Snyder weighs in on topics at media days Snydercolor.mercury

    DALLAS — Throughout the two-day Big 12 football media days, the 2017 Big 12 Championship game was a hot topic of debate. Kansas State coach Bill Snyder’s opinion on the title game has never wavered. Even after the conference moved down to a 10.

  • Big 12 makes move toward expansion

    The Big 12 is accepting resumes from expansion candidates. The smallest Power Five conference took a significant step toward adding members Tuesday when its university presidents directed Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to begin evaluating schools interested in joining. Oklahoma President David Boren .


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