• Local |Government, Politics | July 08, 2013

    City to take new look at budget

    City commissioners will take what may be their last shot at setting a 2014 budget during a work session Tuesday at City Hall. The 5 p.m. meeting is the fourth devoted to determining the city budget, and it is also the last on the schedule. As

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 08, 2013

    K-State’s plant pathology dept. named best in nation

    The National Research Council has ranked K-State’s department of plant pathology as the No.-1 plant pathology department in the nation. The council’s most recent Ranking of Plant Sciences Graduate Schools lists the university’s plant pathology department at No. 10 nationally among 162 plant

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 08, 2013

    K-State’s summer orientation and enrollment sets new record for student body, parents

    Attendance at Kansas State University’s recently completed summer orientation and enrollment set a participation record for both students and parents, university officials said Monday. The university offered 13 sessions in June, allowing first-year and transfer students to enroll in fall classes and learn more about

  • Arts, Leisure | July 08, 2013

    Municipal band to perform at City Park

    The Manhattan Municipal Band under the direction of Frank Tracz will present it’s weekly concert at 7:30 pm Tuesday, July 9, at City Park’s Larry Norvell Band Shell. The concert will include traditional Sousa marches, overtures and a tribute to Frank Sinatra entitled “Sinatra In

  • Obituaries | July 08, 2013

    Carolyn Klebe

    Carolyn “Carly” E. Klebe, 65, of Manhattan died Thursday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

  • Editorials | July 08, 2013

    Does Europe want a trade deal?

    When overly righteous European leaders are finished posturing about America’s spying, perhaps they’ll give some thought to the free trade negotiations between Europe and the United States. And if they’re not all that interested in a deal, they ought to just come

  • Columns | July 08, 2013

    Why don’t our leaders do more?

    The Sunday Mercury editorial weighed my tasks of public service, private employment and personal life. I will not engage in a public discourse on the latter, two but we can talk one on one if you wish. In short, I challenge your readers to consider

  • Obituaries | July 08, 2013

    James Radina

    James Henry Radina, 73, of Amarillo, Texas, died Friday at home in Amarillo, Texas.

  • General Activities | July 08, 2013

    Senior 17ers cap weekend with 5-0 loss

    After winning their first two games of the weekend, the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers looked to be in good position in the Great Plains Shootout. But the 17ers lost their last three games, including a 5-0 loss to the Midwest BlackSox on Saturday

  • Movies | July 08, 2013

    Heed a couple of warnings about ‘The Lone Ranger’


    Only the hard-hearted could dismiss the attractions of the new film “The Lone Ranger.” It had SO much money spent on it and it runs SO long and it is SO good-humored that watching most of it is sort of fun. I got a couple

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