• Rowling’s ‘Galbraith’ experiment starting to pass some tests

    It’s not often that an author’s debut novel goes from a slow seller to a huge success literally overnight. In the case of “A Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith, the huge burst in sales came last summer .

  • Mystery solved, Watson: Library has the cure for those ‘Sherlocked’ Keri.mills

    The BBC series, “Sherlock,” premiered in 2010 and has since gained legions of followers. If you are one of the many, like myself, who have been “Sherlocked,” then you were unhappy with the news that season four will not even begin .

  • ‘Dogs’ a good mix of history and novel

    Bobbie Pyron’s “The Dogs of Winter” is certainly one of those rare gems that produced in me a flux of emotions. And I am glad that the novel, based on a true story, will soon be released in paperback .

  • ‘One Night’ captivates with reality

    It isn’t often a Western writer takes readers into Moscow, at least not in the triumphant period after VE Day. It’s easy for Americans to forget how much the Soviet Union lost in World War II, yet the .

  • Aggieville businesses rose to the occasion

    New Year’s Eve is more than four months away, yet there’s already reason to break out the noisemakers. Aggieville businesses have stepped forward with a commitment to underwrite the event, which has been a fixture in the entertainment .

  • Many contributed to success of Just Try It Youth Triathlon

    To the Editor: The second annual Hy-Vee Just Tri It Youth Triathlon was held last weekend in City Park, and it was a resounding success. This not-for-profit swim-bike-run event is aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and friendly competition among our .

  • Mercury helped make something good happen

    To the Editor: My wife and I would like to thank the Mercury for running the lost keys information in the paper. We received four calls and the keys were returned to a young college student who lives in our .

  • Shear Dynamics celebrates 30 years

    Shear Dynamics Salon and Spa Above the Plaza, 1125 Laramie St., celebrated 30 years in Manhattan on July 14. Owner Belinda Snyder said, “Our success is because we provide quality beauty services at reasonable prices and create a long-term relationship with our clients.” .

  • Sunflower CASA gets national certification

    Sunflower CASA Project, Inc. has been awarded certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. This certification recognizes that Sunflower CASA, serving Riley, Clay, and Pottawatomie counties, is in compliance with National CASA’s high standards for quality .

  • Engrain hires commercial specialist

    Engrain, a global provider of grain technologies based in Manhattan, hired John Bachman as commercial specialist and will be stationed at its regional office in Nairobi, Kenya. Bachman, originally from St. Joseph, Mo., will work directly with wheat and corn .

  • Farrar CFO completes Harvard training

    Kraig Vondran of Manhattan is among 160 executives from around the world to complete training in the Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program. Vondran, chief financial officer at Farrar Corporation, a ductile iron foundry and machining company in Manhattan and .

  • Mall promotes man to assistant GM

    Manhattan Town Center announced the promotion of Brad Simonsson to assistant general manager. For the past 10 years, Brad has served as the property accountant for the mall. As assistant general manager, Brad will assume additional duties involving all aspects of .







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