• Commission considers changing food truck policy

    Food trucks in Manhattan is still a controversial issue more than four years after the last attempt of allowing them. The Manhattan City Commission considered the idea of food trucks during its meeting Tuesday. The idea previously came up in 2010, .

  • Recent KSU grad McKee files for city commission race

    Jerred McKee, a recent Kansas State University graduate, on Tuesday became the second Manhattan City Commission candidate in April’s election. McKee worked as the campaign director for former Manhattan mayor Jim Sherow, who ran for U.S. Congress against .

  • State panel right to moderate proposals

    Local control of school matters won a couple of small victories Tuesday when the state’s school efficiency task force decided not to recommend limiting teacher negotiations and called for the Legislature to fund annual audits of school districts if .

  • Actual science disproves claims of warming alarmists

    To the Editor: I wanted to express some observations on the letters by Mr. Hayes and Mr. Warren, who responded to Mr. Kramer’s letter on corrupt climate science. It seems obvious to me that neither of the two actually .

  • Indians edge Seaman to stay perfect

    TOPEKA — After playing three of four games at home to start the season, first-year head coach Benji George warned his team how much more difficult games on the road can be in the Centennial League. It was into the second .

  • MHS girls lose for the first time

    TOPEKA — Manhattan head coach Scott Mall knew Seaman post Tatyana Legette would be a handful Tuesday night in a road matchup with the Vikings. Legette managed to exceed even those lofty expectations in a 72-63 Seaman victory, scoring 30 points and .

  • 2014 was better for live theater than films G.w.clift1

    In most respects, 2014 was a mighty good year in the Manhattan area for those who like the performing arts. Consider the live shows produced within an easy drive of Twelfth and Moro. I saw memorable and amusing performances in K-State’.

  • Burkholder steps down at Wamego

    Just weeks after being named The Mercury’s All-Flint Hills Coach of the Year for 2014, Wamego’s Dale Burkholder has announced he is stepping down as head football coach after four years at the helm. Burkholder helped turn around a .

  • Rock Creek boys edge Falcons, 63-57

    At Riley, the Mustangs held on to win, 63-57, Tuesday night, using a strong third quarter to take the lead for good despite the best efforts of a hot-shooting Riley County squad. The Falcons led 32-31 at halftime, but were .

  • Washington Co. 67, BV-Randolph 19

    At Washington, the Tigers led 42-10 at halftime before calling off the dogs in the second half against Blue Valley. The Rams were led by Haydn Budenbender’s nine points, with Bradley Young adding eight points. It doesn’t get .


    John Mays Parr, Jr. (Jack), 78, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at his home in Lindsborg. The family provided the following information. Jack was born on March 13, 1936, in Louisville, Ky. He was raised in Richmond, Va., where he attended St. Christopher’s Episcopal .


    Brian Kennett Bawden, 48, of Holton, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, with his family by his side. The family provided the following information. Brian was born Dec. 14, 1966, the son of Kennett D. and Clara M. (Barton) in Oklahoma City.  He graduated from .


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