Monday, October 5, 2015


  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 05, 2013

    Courthouse receives bomb threat

    The Riley County Courthouse was threatened with a bomb around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said no bomb was found on the premises and police do not know who made the threat. Some residents might have received an IRIS emergency alert

  • Manhattan High School | December 05, 2013

    Indians take 2nd in opener

    The Manhattan High boys’ swimming and diving team opened up the season with a second-place finish at the Topeka West Invitational on Wednesday, finishing behind league foe Washburn Rural. The Indians finished with 353 team points, well ahead of third-place Topeka High (266) and fourth-place Topeka Seaman (246),

  • Manhattan High School | December 05, 2013

    MHS girls to lean on Price, Ballard

    Perhaps the biggest adjustment this year’s Manhattan High girls’ basketball team will make is learning to play without Elayna Spilker. (Manhattan High’s Caroline Ballard pulls up for a jumper during a game last season at MHS. The Indians open the season Friday at

  • Local | December 05, 2013

    Manhattan man killed in Junction City rock quarry explosion

    A 63-year-old Manhattan man was killed Wednesday in an explosion at a Junction City rock quarry. The Geary County Sheriff’s Office reported that Stephen Hetzler of Manhattan working at Bayer Rock Quarry on Old Highway 6 west of Junction City. He was using explosives to

  • Obituaries | December 05, 2013


    Fred B. Hadle, 96, of Manhattan, died Thursday. Services are pending with Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation.

  • Obituaries | December 05, 2013


    Floyd Hinton Clark, 90, of Manhattan, died Tuesday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Mr. Clark was born to Leo F. and Wilhelmina C. (Uppenkamp) Clark in Burns on April 17, 1923. They lived in Burns, Newton, Clement, and

  • Obituaries | December 05, 2013


    Brent Gardner, 29, of Manhattan died Dec. 1 in his home. He was born April 13, 1984. He is survived by his parents, Bob and Gail Harrington of Rockwall, Texas; and David Gardner of South Dakota. He is also survived by his sister, Stephanie Gardner of Rockwall, Texas; half-sister,

  • Football | December 05, 2013

    Holiday Bowl wants the Wildcats

    The only way Kansas State doesn’t play in the Holiday Bowl is if the Big 12 somehow lands two teams in the BCS bowls. A lot could happen between now and Sunday when the bowl matchups are officially announced, but the Holiday Bowl plans to

  • Football | December 04, 2013

    K-State/Iowa State change date of 2014 football game

    The Iowa State athletic department announced Wednesday night that it has reached an agreement with Kansas State to move their 2014 football game — originally scheduled for Oct. 11 in Ames, Iowa — to Sept. 6. In turn, Iowa State has moved its game with Toledo on Sept. 20 to the

  • Movies | December 04, 2013

    ‘Black Nativity’ an original take on the Christmas story


    Langston Hughes may have been born in Joplin but, because he was brought up in this state, a lot of Kansans claim him as one of us. His 1961 play “Black Nativity” has been made into a film by Kasi Lemmons, and the film is showing

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2012

Reproduction of any kind is prohibited without written consent.