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  • Waters semifinalist for Maxwell

    Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters is one of 20 semifinalists for the 2014 Maxwell Award, given annually to the College Player of the Year, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday. Waters is the second Wildcat in the last three years to be .

  • Salon owner starts second career with home store Neighbor.phatch

    Ralph Diaz is trying something new. After owning Gaia Salon since 1999, he sold his share of the business this year to open a new “interior home decor boutique” business, The Winged Lion. “At 55, people think, ‘Oh, you’re crazy,’” he .

  • Higher turnout expected Tuesday

    With the midterm election coming up Tuesday, Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo on Monday updated county commissioners on advance voting numbers, and this year’s statistics exceed that of 2010’s midterm election. As of the close of the advance voting .

  • Roberts’ Snyder ad won’t run anymore

    Sen. Pat Roberts’ re-election campaign has dropped a controversial commercial featuring K-State football coach Bill Snyder from its advertising rotation. A spokesman for the Roberts campaign told The Mercury on Monday that the ad had completed its scheduled run on .

  • City to get auditorium update

    The Manhattan City Commission will receive an update on Tuesday about the Parks and Recreation offices and City Auditorium project. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. In June, commissioners gave their support for moving the parks department .

  • 2 who showed college students can handle elected office

    Ben Wilson, a 21-year-old K-State student and music major pulled off the upset in August primaries when he beat out incumbent Dave Lewis by 66 votes for the District 1 seat in the Riley County Commission. With no challenger in Tuesday’s .

  • 1 person injured in crash on I-70

    A Manhattan woman was transported to the hospital with possible injuries after a vehicle crash on I-70 Sunday afternoon. Elizabeth Dodd, 52, of Manhattan, a K-State professor, was taken to Mercy Regional Health Center after her vehicle was struck by a .

  • Trial for 2008 death begins

    The trial for a Leonardville man charged with murder in connection to the killing of a Clay Center man began Monday in Riley County District Court. Howard Barrett, 58, is accused of stabbing to death Thomas James, 48, in February 2008. Barrett is .

  • Sherow talks about challenges of vast, diverse 1st District at late campaign rally

    A crowd of 30-40 supporters gathered at Blue Earth Plaza to cheer on one of their own Sunday afternoon. Jim Sherow, a K-State professor and Democrat, is looking to unseat incumbent Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., in Tuesday’s general election .

  • Such apologies are becoming rare

    K-State Bill Snyder is an outstanding college football coach. He’s also a big man. He demonstrated that Saturday by publicly acknowledging he was wrong and apologizing for having appeared in a political campaign ad for Sen. Pat Roberts. “I .

  • Make your vote count

    We hope registered voters have been paying attention to the candidates and the issues in recent weeks. And we hope that if they haven’t already done so, they vote Tuesday. Elections are important, and in close elections, each vote .

  • DWAYNE STEWART

    Dwayne Stewart, 80, Wamego, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka. The family provided some of the following Dwayne was born on May 25, 1934, in Morganville to Vernon and Verona (Lakin) Stewart. He would be united in marriage with .





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