• Second City elicits laughs from local audience Christopher.conner1

    Diverging some from the normal fare of the McCain Performance Series, this year’s schedule included two performances by the venerable Chicago based comedy group The Second City at the Wareham Opera House in downtown Manhattan. Originally a small cabaret .

  • Such superficial criticism detracts from discourse

    To The Editor: During my tenure as executive editor of The Mercury, there were many times when I wished I could say something to readers who complained about those attention-getting, sporadically interesting and occasionally controversial but hardly synoptic word combinations .

  • Form a team now for Manhattan’s Arthritis Walk

    To the Editor: Making a difference in the fight against arthritis has never been easier or more fun. Gather your friends and family for the 2015 Arthritis Foundation Arthritis Walk and help raise funds and awareness to fight one of the .

  • Wamego has new girls’ basketball coach

    The Wamego girls’ basketball program has its new coach. The USD 320 Board of Education approved the hiring of Kevin Kinderknecht as the new head girls’ basketball coach Monday night, replacing Jim Page. Wamego athletic director Dennis Charbonneau confirmed the hiring .

  • Indians 2nd at home invitational Pierson.phatch

    As the final two groups teed off on No. 18 at the Manhattan Country Club, the two Manhattan players with more experience on the course than any of the others in their respective four-man groups each drove right of the fairway .

  • Two at KSU honored as distinguished professors

    Kansas State University has selected a jazz musician and a nuclear engineer as the newest university distinguished professors. The professors receiving the distinction are Wayne Goins, professor of music, and Douglas McGregor, professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering. University distinguished .

  • Wildcats move into Top 10

    The Kansas State track and field women cracked the national outdoor Top 10 for the first time in program history on Monday, moving to No. 9 in the latest USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings. A three-spot improvement, the Wildcats’ move up the .

  • Brown, Wolfe earn Big 12 weekly awards

    Kansas State baseball players, Max Brown and Tyler Wolfe, picked up a pair of Big 12 weekly honors on Monday, as Brown was tabbed the Player of the Week and Wolfe was named the Co-Newcomer of the Week. The Wildcat duo .

  • County accepts low bid for station

    Riley County commissioners on Monday selected a bid for construction of a new fire station — but not without some hesitation. When selecting a bid, commissioners typically choose the lowest bid that meets the project’s requirements. Among the six bidders, .

  • RCPD to continue data-driven method

    Riley County police will continue using intelligence in their work. The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency last week unanimously accepted the Riley County Police Department’s current mission statement, core values and policing practices at a special work session meeting. .

  • 1 wounded in shooting on Sunday

    One person received a gunshot wound to the leg after a man allegedly fired multiple shots in Aggieville early Sunday morning near 11th and Fremont streets. Riley County police arrested Dontay Tabron, 21, 2125 Hillview Drive, after he fled from the area .

  • Firefighter injured in 400-acre blaze

    A firefighter was taken to Mercy Regional Health Center after receiving minor injuries from a fire on Sunday afternoon, said Fire Chief Pat Collins. The Riley County Fire Department (RCFD) fought two fires Sunday afternoon. A 400-acre fire burned in .


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