Friday, July 3, 2015


  • Obituaries | September 16, 2013

    Terry L. Miller

    Terry Miller, 66, of Manhattan, died Monday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

  • Movies | September 16, 2013

    New ‘Manhattan’ has plenty to recommend it


    Last Thursday evening I was one of a large crowd at a local screening of the current draft of the new movie “Manhattan.” Most all of us must have fit into the obvious categories of people who are going to be excited about the new

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 16, 2013

    Hurling? It may cost you

    If a local taxi company has its way, barfing on the way home from a night out is going to cost you. City commissioners will consider a proposal Tuesday that would allow cab companies to impose a $75 “cleaning charge” for drunk customers who befoul cabs

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 16, 2013

    Public Building Commision advisory panel axed

    The Riley County Commission decided Monday to not create a public advisory board to the proposed Public Building Commission. But they did so over the objections of one commission member. The decision followed a report by county counselor Clancy Holeman that other such building commissions

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 16, 2013

    Eagle alums to honor Schulz for resume


    Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz will receive a prestigious national honor Saturday related to his work with the Boy Scouts. Schulz, who has been active in the Boy Scouts for many years, will receive the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the National Eagle Scout

  • Editorials | September 16, 2013

    From 286 to 40 school districts?

    Given the regularity with which the Kansas Board of Education makes funding requests of the Kansas Legislature in the hundreds of millions of dollars, it seemed unusual that a former member of that board doesn’t think the widely publicized funding shortfall is a problem. “

  • Letters | September 16, 2013

    Stranger’s kindness made Friday the 13th cheerier

    To the Editor: Friday morning… Friday the 13th… 7:30 am, and it’s been a long week. I decided to stop by the Starbucks at the eastside Dillons for a treat on my way to work. I ordered my drink and handed Shirley a $20 bill. Imagine

  • Letters | September 16, 2013

    Herspring’s critic resorted to predictable name-calling

    To the Editor: Liberals are so predictable, as Ed Horne aptly points out in his letter to the editor in Sunday’s edition of the Mercury. When the “left” runs out of arguments they resort to name-calling, as he refers to Professor Herspring as, “...trying

  • Obituaries | September 16, 2013

    Gary Richard Sutton

    Gary Richard Sutton, 67, of rural Manhattan died Sunday at Stoneybrook Retirement Community Rapid Recovery Unit in Manhattan.

  • Football | September 16, 2013

    Rose waited a long time for first TD

    No 5 td run.phatch

    Robert Rose took a handoff up the middle, then cut back to his left before going untouched for a 26-yard touchdown against Massachusetts Saturday night. Though big at the time, it’s probably not a moment that will find its way onto a highlight reel

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