• Mercury staffers’ favorite Christmas traditions

    Whether you hang your stockings by the chimney with care or deck the halls with boughs of holly, it’s the traditions each family creates that make it feel like Christmas. Here are some holiday traditions from Mercury staff members. .

  • Hearing set for man shot in November robbery

    A preliminary hearing was set Tuesday for a Manhattan man who was shot in the face during an attempted robbery last month. Christopher Hudgins, 19, 3416 Westbaker St., appeared Tuesday in Riley County District Court with his attorney Thomas Addair in front .

  • Where to celebrate New Year in Manhattan

    It’s not too early to think about how to ring in the new year. Manhattan has a few events on New Year’s Eve for those looking to make plans. The Little Apple New Year’s Event celebration starts .

  • Soldier’s hearing set in rape case

    A soldier who is accused of raping a child appeared Tuesday in court, where a judge set his preliminary hearing. Timothy Ayers Jr., 41, appeared via webcam from the Riley County Jail with counsel Larry McRell in front of Judge William .

  • Judge grants lower bond for robbery suspect

    A bond reduction was granted on Tuesday for a former MHS athlete facing charges in a July aggravated robbery case. Trey Campbell, 21, appeared in Riley County District Court via webcam from the Riley County Jail Tuesday afternoon with his attorney .

  • ‘Interview’ showing in KC

    The controversial comedy “The Interview” is coming to select theaters, but viewers will have to drive to Kansas City to see it. Following Sony Entertainment’s decision last week to cancel the wide release of the Seth Rogen and James .

  • Colorado man’s preliminary hearing set in 2012 rape

    A Colorado man who was arrested in connection with a June 2012 rape incident was excused Tuesday from his court appearance, where his preliminary hearing was set. Jamal Grant, 23, Colorado Springs, wasn’t present, but his attorney, Jeremy Platt, appeared before .

  • Merry Christmas

    Some people have no trouble at all getting into the Christmas spirit. It almost envelops them, and it’s a joy to behold. These individuals are recognizable any number of ways; among the more conspicuous is their desire to decorate .

  • Family includes those in need

    When the Middle East is mentioned today, many of us think only of hatred, violence, fanaticism. I would like to tell you of a personal experience that we had in 2004 when we were living in Tunisia. It was the eve .


    Theola Louise (Straub) Bearman, 84, of Wamego, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at her home. The family provided the following information. Theola was born to Theodore and Margaret (Brockish) Straub on Sept. 18, 1930, in rural Wamego.  Theola grew up in the Wamego area .


    Kevin Deets, 61, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on May 15, 1953, in Beloit, the daughter of Gene and Joice (Weise) Kimerer. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by .

  • Adventure camp, microbe and more

    Looking for that perfect last minute holiday gift? Look no further than the Manhattan Arts Center’s Wrap It Up! Art Sale. Featuring work from more than 80 local artists, including pottery, jewelry, photography, fiber art, woodwork and glass, you’ll .


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