• Huelskamp staffer ran for local school board

    A former local school board candidate was arrested late last week in Dodge City on charges of sexual exploitation of a child. Matthew Pennell, a staffer for U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan. 1st District, was arrested Thursday after an .

  • Mercury captures 16 awards

    The Manhattan Mercury won 16 awards in the 2015 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence. This year, The Mercury was in Daily Division III, competing with the biggest newspapers in the state. On the editorial side, The Mercury won first place for .

  • Arraignment set for man accused of killing uncle

    Christopher Michael Arand has been bound over for trial in connection with the Dec. 10 death of his uncle at Belvue. Following a preliminary hearing Friday morning in Pottawatomie County District Court, Judge Jeff Elder ruled there was sufficient evidence to .

  • Noble goals that deserve support

    President Barack Obama was correct during his remarks on the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday to point out that although racism and other forms of bigotry exist in this country, much progress has been made. “Ask the female CEO who .

  • Powell Brothers will be missed for multiple reasons

    To the Editor: For me, the closing of Powell Brothers is comparable to the death of a family member or friend. For 50 years, Powell Brothers has taken care of the plumbing, heating and cooling needs of our various rentals and .

  • Thanks for terrific response to annual MLA book sale

    To the Editor: Thank you is such a small phrase, but it is a powerful phrase when expressed to an entire community. Thanks to the Manhattan community for another successful Manhattan Library Association book sale. The MLA is an all-volunteer .

  • Ex-Iraqi interpreter now a US citizen Neighbor horz.phatch

    Having felt that his life was in danger for six years during the Iraq war, Ayad Ahmed says he has felt safe since he moved to Manhattan in 2009. And just a few months ago, on Nov. 14, 2014, Ahmed became an American .


    Dennis Michael Swoboda, 60, of Commerce City, Colo., formerly of Hanover, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colo. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hanover. Visitation .

  • Two Kansas cattle trails closer to national recognition

    WICHITA — The possible national designation of two Kansas cattle trails is a step closer to reality. The Chisholm and Great Western trails have been studied by the federal government since 2009, when Congress directed the secretary of the Interior to evaluate .

  • ‘Unfinished Business’ not great, but not half bad G.w.clift1

    The new comedy film playing out at the 12-plex is “Unfinished Business.” It stars the declining Vince Vaughn. But it isn’t quite like what one thinks of when one thinks of the usual Vince Vaughn movie. Remember his last .

  • Wildcats finish sweep of Santa Clara

    A week after being by swept by Cal in a series hastily scheduled in on the road because Tointon Family Stadium was covered in snow, the Kansas State baseball team finally opened the season in front of a home crowd .

  • 3 Wildcats recognized by Big 12

    Three Kansas State players were selected All-Big 12 Honorable Mention as the league office announced its annual men’s basketball awards on Sunday. Sophomore Marcus Foster and seniors Thomas Gipson and Nino Williams each were given nods to the honorable mention .


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