• Matta resigns from law board

    It took nearly a month, but Mayor Wynn Butler will finally get to appoint the person he wanted to the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board. Commissioner John Matta resigned his citizen-at-large seat during Tuesday’s Manhattan City Commission meeting, .

  • Taliban acts with impunity

    One might think Pakistan would be immune to shock, given all the violence its people have endured in recent years. Pakistanis, too, might have thought they’d seen it all until the Taliban set a new standard for horror in .

  • There is plenty to like and admire about Kansas

    To the Editor: Ron Roesler is Joyless in Manhattan. He apparently hoped that Kansas was on the political verge of turning blue. However, the Democrats’ hopes were dashed on the rocks of President Obama’s unpopular policies. Still dyspeptic over .

  • Hotel occupancy drops slightly

    The hotel occupancy rate is down about 1 percentage point, according to the Manhattan Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) quarterly report. CVB director Karen Hibbard presented data at the Manhattan City Commision meeting on Tuesday from Smith Travel Research, which .

  • Ex-athletes allegedly took pot in robbery

    Two former MHS athletes were armed with handguns when they allegedly stole 8 ounces of marijuana in July, according to court records. Trey Latrell Campbell, 21, 1122 Garden Way Apt. B, and Ty Lee Anthony Suggs, 21, 1230 Colorado St., were arrested for one count .

  • The Mercury to deliver kids’ letters to Santa

    There’s still time to get your Christmas wish lists to the North Pole. This year, The Mercury is helping Santa Claus by delivering letters from kids in the Manhattan area. The Mercury will deliver the letters and publish them .

  • Prairie grasses is a superb theme for Discovery Center

    To the Editor: This is in reference to Bob Strawn’s letter to the editor criticizing the Flint Hills Discovery Center primarily for its “dreadfully bad theme — prairie grasses. Who in the world — outside of a few academics — cares about .

  • Appraiser: Method of valuing ag land questioned

    There may be a move afoot in the 2015 Kansas legislative session to change the method of appraising agricultural land in the state. At an agricultural market workshop last week at Topeka, Pottawatomie County Appraiser Lois Schlegel learned that legislators from .

  • Hearing set for ex-soldier accused of killing infant

    A preliminary hearing for a former Fort Riley soldier who faces charges of first-degree murder and child abuse was set Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared via webcam from the Riley County Jail in front of Judge .

  • McAtee leads girls past visiting Panthers Mhsgbb3.phatch

    After a pair of comfortable wins to start the season, Manhattan head coach Scott Mall knew Tuesday’s matchup against Great Bend would be the toughest test of the season thus far. The new-look Panthers, which lost nine seniors off .

  • Matta not running for second term on commission

    “I’ll just end the suspense. I’m not running.” With that statement, John Matta announced on Tuesday he won’t run for reelection for the Manhattan City Commission, which means at least one new commissioner will be elected in .

  • MHS boys pull away late vs. Panthers Mhsbb12.phatch

    At some point in the second quarter, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team got out of sync against Great Bend and watched an 11-point lead slip all the way down to two. The Indians turned things around in the second .


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