• Commission approves removal of tree house

    The City Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved removing a tree house on city property. The tree house is in the area of 1912 Stratton Circle on city property in Jorgenson Park. Diane Meredith and David Sauter, adjoining property owners constructing the .

  • Riley County the picture of health

    Credit the culture, the tallgrass prairie, private and public medical care or other factors. Whatever the causes — and there are many — this corner of the Flint Hills is perhaps the healthiest area of Kansas. According to the Robert Wood Johnson .

  • Mercury’s criticism of Israel, Netanyahu was misplaced

    To the Editor: I would like to comment on the Mercury’s March 24 editorial n which Israel and its Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, are impugned for interference in nuclear negotiations among Iran, the United States and our allies. The criticism .

  • KSU researchers find ‘affinity switch’ that could lead to better drug treatments

    A Kansas State University-led study is helping uncover the intricate workings of how a specific “molecular machine” inside of cells is assembled. Fully understanding this process may present new target sites for drugs and may lead to better treatments for .

  • Six earn Edgerley-Franklin scholarships

    Kansas State University has awarded its Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship to six high school seniors for outstanding contributions to the urban communities in which they live. The university received 102 applications, and a selection committee chose 10 finalists to interview. Finalists participated .


    Dean E. Hoffman, 89, of Manhattan and formerly of rural Chapman, died Thursday, March 19, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. Mr. Hoffman was born April 2, 1925, in the New Basel community, the oldest son of Earl and Vera (Poland) Hoffman. .


    Rose Marie Henningsen, 76, of Belvue, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at Homecare & Hospice of Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information Rose was born Feb. 16, 1939, in Topeka, to Earl and Sylvia (Henkel) Williams. She was raised in Alma where .


    Anna Elizabeth (Hagan) Weekley, 91, of Arkansas City, died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at the South Central Kansas Medical Center in Arkansas City. The family provided some of the following information. Anna was born April 6, 1923, to Roy Sherman Hagan and Edna Marie (Norris) .

  • MHS swimmers ready for Thursday’s opener B1.42214.mhsswim.scipio.phatch

    Behind a quartet of all-Centennial League athletes and quality depth up and down the roster, the Manhattan High girls’ swimming team took ninth place at state and won the league title last season. If the Indians hopes to repeat their .

  • Foster dismissed from KSU

    Marcus Foster led the Kansas State men’s basketball team in scoring the last two seasons. And now he’s gone. The school announced head coach Bruce Weber dismissed the sophomore guard on Tuesday, along with freshman guard Tre Harris. .

  • Kinder: Doing the right thing isn’t always easy Josh mug color

    Bruce Weber is going all in on himself. And he shouldn’t be faulted for doing it. Kansas State’s coach had two choices when the basketball season came to a screeching halt two weeks ago — try to survive another .

  • Walk-on catcher pacing Cats Bsb17.phatch

    Brady Bauman bbauman@themercury.com Kansas State baseball junior transfer Tyler Moore has not wasted any time in being a factor for the Wildcats. The walk-on from Coffeyville Community College is batting .306 — third best in the lineup — and leads the .


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