• Center provides safe place for youth with mental health needs Kw outside.phatch

    For nearly two years, the ‘what if’ questions have lingered for Jeff Mathis. It’s hard for them to go away after losing a daughter because of suicide. What if I had done something differently? What if I had recognized .

  • Tour to show off work of 6 local gardeners Garden2.phatch

    Even while coping with 10 inches of rain this month, Manhattan’s gardeners are ready to show of their labors of love. The 2015 Manhattan Area Garden Tour is June 7. There are six gardens on the tour this year throughout Manhattan, each .

  • Smith’s perfect day leads Mustangs to runner-up finish 4.phatch

    WICHITA — Only one other Class 1A team besides the Valley Heights boys scored more than 40 points over the weekend at the state track meet. The Mustangs’ Elijah Smith put up 40 all on his own. After winning two golds as a .

  • Riverton wins Class 3A baseball title at Tointon

    Despite entering the tournament as the No. 8 seed, Riverton won three straight games to claim the Class 3A title at Tointon Family Stadium on Friday. Riverton jumped out to an 8-0 lead over sixth-seeded Wellsville in the championship game, and .

  • Monarchs in Kansas City for Memorial Day

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs played in the 14B Fastpitch National Invitational in Kansas City over Memorial Day weekend. The Monarchs opened the tourney on Friday, May 22 with a 4-2 loss to the Tropical Storm. Grayce Morrison had two hits, and .

  • K-State soccer Founders Club invited to watch party

    Members of the Kansas State soccer Founders Club are invited to a free watch party with K-State soccer coach Mike Dibbini for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Friday, June 12, as the United States faces Sweden at 7 p.m. .

  • Hardware store serving community’s needs

    “Hablas Espanol?” I don’t speak Spanish, but today in Kansas Profile, we’ll meet a rural Kansas business that has achieved a remarkable level of bilingual proficiency while working to serve all of its customers. Last week we learned .

  • Celebration of ‘townie season’ Bethany047cut.phatch

    This weekend was Aggieville’s second annual Nothing Festival, a holiday for townies, who are people living in a college town but are not affiliated with a higher educational institution. The Nothing festival is all about celebrating a little more .

  • MHS seniors earn accolades

    This list of scholarships and commendations for the Manhattan High School class of 2015 is continued from the May 24 edition of The Mercury. The list will continue next Sunday. Taryn Gaines: High scholastic achievement - 4.0 GPA, MHS;Combined Ability Scholarship, Truman .

  • Manhattan native earns master’s degree

    Nathan Doubek Phillips of Manhattan received an executive master’s degree in health care administration from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health in Chapel Hill. Nathan will be participating in a finance fellowship for the University .

  • Patriot Act went too far

    When Americans wake up Monday, the Patriot Act won’t be the same. Barring action today by the U.S. Senate, several key provisions, including a provision known as Section 215, will have expired. That’s hardly a tragedy. The Patriot .

  • A legislature to sing about

    A legislature to sing about To the Editor: An apropos theme song for the 2015 Kansas Legislature would be Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns,” in which the final line is, “Don’t bother, they’re here.”.


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