• Council Grove hermit cave listed on National Register

    A hermit’s cave in Council Grove was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, but potential visitors should know that the hermit is gone, and the cave isn’t really a cave. The hermit, Italian priest Giovanni .

  • Management of Wareham subject of unresolved lawsuit

    Though the Wareham Opera House announced the hiring of a new operations manager last week, the current operator is in a lawsuit with the building’s owner over a contract with three years left on it. Wareham owner Darrell Hills .

  • Garmin founder gives $1M to KSU engineering

    Kansas State University’s College of Engineering has received a $1 million gift from a Garmin International Inc executive for the construction of new lab space in the college’s Phase IV building addition. This latest gift from Min Kao, is .

  • Sunset Zoo announces public can view new cheetahs on June 5 Cheetah2front.phatch

    Cheetahs are back at Sunset Zoo. Azizi and Dahlila, a sister pair who are a little under 1 year old, will be unveiled to the public at 10 a.m. June 5. The sisters arrived in mid-April from Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in .

  • Supreme Court affirms ruling in murder case

    The state’s high court this week upheld the conviction of a Manhattan man for his role in a 2011 murder. The Kansas Supreme Court affirmed the Riley County District Court decision that ruled Domingo Soto guilty of first-degree murder for .

  • Judge finds probable cause in vehicle burglary case

    A Riley County judge on Friday morning found probable cause to move forward with court proceedings for a Manhattan man who allegedly committed a series of vehicle thefts and burglaries earlier this year. Jeremy Spaur, 30, represented by Larry McRell, originally .

  • Indians whip T-Birds in final home game Mhssoccer7.phatch

    The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team ended its regular season about as well as any team could. The Indians wasted no time and throttled Shawnee Heights 8-0 Thursday night at Bishop Stadium. Manhattan will enter the postseason with a 12-2.

  • Zinsser made writers write better

    The death of William Zinsser in New York City this week probably wouldn’t merit much attention here, except for one thing: For whatever good writing there is in the pages of The Manhattan Mercury, he ought to get part .

  • MHS girls win 6th track league title

    By the end of the Centennial League track meet, Manhattan High head coach Jesse Woodard was dealing with conflicting emotions. With both his boys’ and girls’ teams carrying long winning streaks at this meet into Junction City’s Al Simpler .

  • Rural sweeps Indians on senior day Hilgers.phatch

    As has been the case much of the season, the Manhattan High softball team needed a big hit Thursday. Facing Washburn Rural on senior day, the Indians had the beginnings of a rally brewing in each of the two games, .


    Robert Henry Schmitz, 95, died Monday, May 11, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Dec. 24, 1919, to Nicholas and Anna Stover Schmitz in Beloit.  He married Helene A. Whitmer Nov. 25, 1948, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Topeka. .


    Herbert E. Lind, 75, of Manhattan, died Sunday, May 10, 2015, at his home after a 19-year battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. He was the son of Vance and Myrtle Lind of St. Paul, Nebraska, and grandson .


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