• Indians compete at Beardslee Invite

    Much like last week’s Topeka West Invitational, Washburn Rural’s annual track and field meet in the first couple weeks of the spring sports season is designed to get athletes acclimated to varsity track competition. The Jerry Beardslee Invitational .

  • MHS softball opens season with road split

    The Manhattan High softball team opened the Monty Enright era with a split at Topeka High on Thursday, winning the first game, 9-2, before falling in the second game, 4-3. The Indians won Game 1 behind a strong offensive output, getting .

  • Loose on guns, tough on the poor

    “Responsible gun ownership, for protection and sport, is a right inherent in our Constitution. It is a right that Kansans hold dear and have repeatedly and overwhelmingly reaffirmed a commitment to protecting.” So proclaimed Gov. Sam Brownback in a signing .

  • Sherow is wrong about Flint Hills Tea Party board

    To the Editor: Truth is something that seems to elude Mr. Sherow. Thus it is so very apropos that the former mayor and failed congressional candidate’s letter was in the April Fool’s edition of the Manhattan Mercury. The .

  • League of Women Voters encourages citizens to vote

    To the Editor: The League of Women Voters of Manhattan/Riley County would like to remind all registered voters that it is time to vote! Make your choices for our local leaders — Manhattan’s City Commission and the USD 383 Board .

  • Sherow makes multiple innacurate statements

    To the Editor: In Mr. Sherow’s letter of Wednesday, April 1, he accused me of “Right-wing extremism, with its mean-spirited disdain for the common good.” Everyone is certainly entitled to their opinion about local candidates, and I embrace the concept .

  • Elect Allen, Bohnenblust, and Larson in USD 378

    To the Editor: I would like to endorse Shane Allen, Kyle Bohnenblust and Jared Larson for the USD 378 School Board. They will all help change USD 378 for the better. Each one of these individuals has a positive focus in everything .

  • Avoid liberal agendas that will divide Manhattan

    To the Editor: Who you vote for in the City Commission race boils down to whether you want unity and fairness in your commission or division and turmoil in our community. It seems obvious, judging from the forums and their .

  • Four positive candidates hope to serve USD 378

    To the Editor: Many thanks to The Manhattan Mercury for covering last Sunday’s Riley County USD 378 Board of Education “Candidates Forum” presented by the Manhattan/Riley County League of Women Voters. Unfortunately, with a large group of candidates and .

  • K-State establishes Vet Med center for infectious diseases

    The College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University is establishing a new center of excellence that will focus on helping to control infectious diseases in both humans and animals. On Wednesday, the Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases, or .

  • K-State students achieve high results in Putnam Mathematical Competition

    Eight Kansas State University students placed in an international mathematics competition. The Mathematical Association of America has released results from the 75th annual Putnam Mathematical Competition, the most prestigious mathematics contest for undergraduates at colleges and universities in Canada and .

  • Construction students earn scholarships

    Six Kansas State University construction science and management students were awarded $2,500 scholarships from the Associated General Contractors of America Education and Research Foundation at the association’s annual convention March 17-20 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The following juniors are .


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