• Potential ‘Maze Runner’ viewers should heed warning G.w.clift1

    Before a movie fan goes into a theater to watch “The Maze Runner,” he really should be warned that it is intended as the beginning of another of these adolescent sci-fi competition stories, like the “Hunger Games” films. Actually the .

  • Residents share flood insurance increase concerns

    Concerned residents Monday told Riley County commissioners and representatives of Kansas’ congressmen how they felt about the possibility of increased flood insurance rates. The Riley County Commission held a summit about the issue. “Such increases are overwhelming to some with .

  • Life on the road easier with company for these friends Neighbors.phatch

    Mike Wilson and Frank Garcia weren’t even supposed to be in Manhattan. Yet on Thursday afternoon, the traveling buddies found themselves sitting in the grass near the corner of Leavenworth Street and Tuttle Creek Boulevard. Some drivers passing by .

  • Man gets 6-year sentence in 2 cases

    A Manhattan man was sentenced on Monday to six years in prison for an April kidnapping and robbery and for falsifying information on a pawn ticket in another case. Jerred Snyder, 30, reached a plea agreement in both cases earlier this .

  • Horse power on display at Old Settlers Day

    ALTA VISTA — Horse power is far from dead and gone, say some area farmers. They were on hand to give historical demonstrations at Saturday’s Old Settlers Day at Alta Vista, but they said rising fuel costs and other overhead .

  • Democrats should replace Taylor

    We don’t often find ourselves in agreement with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, whose phony crusade against voter fraud has disenfranchised thousands of law-abiding Kansans. But he was right to try to keep former Democratic Senate candidate Chad .

  • Being part of Manhattan’s growth has been a pleasure

    To the Editor: How does one say “Thanks” to Bethany Knipp for her article about me in the Sept. 22 issue of the Mercury without sounding smug and self-aware? Probably can’t be done, but Bethany deserves my deep appreciation for .

  • Those certain of warming are the real climate deniers

    To the Editor: The hot air coming out of the recent climate change summit at the United Nations continued unabated, although the dwin-dling attendance spoke loudly to the waning interest and abject failure of the flawed notion that man has .

  • JIM BLACK

    James N. “Jim” Black, 81, of Manhattan died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Jim was born Nov. 20, 1932, in Minneapolis, Kan., the son of Floyd and Mae (Reynolds) Black, and .

  • MICHAEL D. NELSON

    Michael D. Nelson, 64, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Oct. 26, 1949, in Manhattan, the son of Robert and Elizabeth (Scott) Nelson. Michael attended the .

  • THOMAS TAYLOR

    Thomas N. Taylor, 18, of Davenport, Iowa, died of a gunshot wound on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Thomas was an intelligent, loving and caring young man who lost his life far too soon. Thomas is survived by his parents, Todd M. Taylor and .

  • EVELYN PFAFF LAWSON

    Evelyn Pfaff Lawson, 88, of Leonardville died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..







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