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  • General Activities | July 01, 2014

    Manhattan Force finish runner-up at U11 state

    The Manhattan Force 11-and-under team participated in the USSSA Kansas U11 single-A state championship tournament this past weekend in Kansas City. The Force made it out of pool play as the No. 1 seed out of 24 teams. The Force made it through bracket play to the

  • Local | June 30, 2014

    Stampede closes with Chris Young, Jana Kramer and more

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    For many Country Stampeders, this Monday morning was tougher than average. But then again, that will happen after four straight days of music, beer, camping and late-night parties. The biggest country music festival in the region closed Sunday at Tuttle Creek State Park with performances

  • Local | June 30, 2014

    Stampede medical incidents up from 2013

    Riley County EMS Director Larry Couchman reported Monday that the number of medical-related incidents at this weekend’s Country Stampede was low considering the magnitude of the event and its attendance, which he said could number anywhere from 40,000 to 60,000 per day. “I said last week

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | June 30, 2014

    Commission to vote on guest tax

    City commissioners will provide feedback Tuesday on the proposed transient guest tax increase. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. This discussion comes to the commission as a part of the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) 2015 budget request, which includes the Flint Hills

  • Editorials | June 30, 2014

    Be safe, considerate with fireworks

    Most of the time, the rat-a-tat-tats and window-rattling booms we hear on a daily basis emanate from Fort Riley. They’re the sounds of freedom. This week we will hear plenty of other booms and rat-a-tat-tats — fireworks. They, too, are the sounds of freedom, though

  • Neighbors | June 30, 2014

    Looking to help his father, man farms bananas, tilapia in Kansas

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    What began for James Sperman as a way to help manage his father’s health has now grown into a sight that inspires astonishment.  Just off the northeast corner of Highway 24 and Flush Road, Sperman cultivates bananas, figs and raises tilapia — in Kansas. He

  • General Activities | June 30, 2014

    Senior 17ers finish 3-1 at Washburn

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers finished off their tournament at the Washburn Ichabods’ summer team camp showcase, winning their final game of bracket play on Sunday against the KC Blaze Red, 6-4 to finish first in the Silver division. Manhattan’s Eric Prockish

  • Track & Field | June 30, 2014

    Kynard, Bingson win titles at USA Outdoor Championships

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Kansas State track and field team continued a busy offseason with current and former athletes, as well as staff, competing at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Highlighting the weekend for the Wildcats were current volunteer assistant coaches

  • Letters | June 30, 2014

    Renewed interest in dealing with Wildcat Creek welcome

    To the Editor: I am very encouraged by the recent articles in the Mercury and Wednesday’s editorial about Wildcat Creek. My home is on Wildcat Creek, and although I live high on a bank on the north side of the creek, I annually watch

  • Letters | June 30, 2014

    Absence of fireworks show is a major disappointment

    To the Editor: I want to shame my City of Manhattan. You dropped the ball this year when it comes to the Fourth of July. Not only did you not foot the bill for the fireworks this year, but failed to court others like mega-stores


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