• 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 .

  • Robel admired locally, nationally

    The Manhattan Mercury announced the death of a retired Kansas State University administrator last week, Barb Robel, the longtime director of greek affairs. In more than three decades, she touched and mentored thousands of college students, house mothers and fraternity .

  • Soldier pleads not guilty to child sex crimes

    A Fort Riley soldier pleaded not guilty on Friday to child sex crimes in Geary County District Court. Staff Sgt. James Henning, who was 40 at the time of the alleged incidents in September, faces 11 felony charges related to sex with .

  • Mercury should discard 20th century gender roles

    To the Editor: Bryan Richardson’s front-page Sunday article on the female majority on the City Commission was accompanied by a troubling headline. One has to wonder why past male-dominated commissions were not advertised as “CITY DADS.” Perhaps a better .

  • A wild dream, now within reach for student Neighborh.phatch

    When Julia Chestnut was a little girl, her Sunday tradition was to wake up, turn on the television and watch Steve Irwin’s “The Crocodile Hunter” with her family. But when Irwin was killed by a stingray while filming in 2006, .

  • ‘CITY MOMS’ astonishing; they won’t mother anyone

    To the Editor: I was astonished to see the headline “CITY MOMS” when describing the female majority of the City Commission. After the last election I don’t recall a headline “CITY DADS.” I don’t believe the women who .


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