Friday, February 12, 2016


  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 19, 2014

    Why you got the alert

    Some Manhattanites might have received an Amber Alert for 10-year-old Hailey Owens in Springfield, Mo., Tuesday night on their phones, but the communication system had an apparent glitch. The girl was abducted near her home around 5 p.m., and an Amber Alert was sent to

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | February 19, 2014

    City, KSU finalize projects

    The Manhattan City Commission finalized the 2014 city-university fund agreement during its Tuesday meeting. The commission previously included funding for the projects in the city budget, but Kansas State officials requested reallocation of funds. This included reallocating $80,000 from the Kimball Avenue sidewalk project to construct a

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 19, 2014

    Riley County police prep for Fake Patty’s Day

    The Riley County Police Department is ready for Fake Patty’s Day. Police administration and Riley County law board members discussed the issue at a meeting Tuesday. “We’re ready for it. We don’t have any real changes in the plans from last year,”

  • Local |Education | February 19, 2014

    How distinguished MHS alumni make it to the wall


    A year after choosing no inductees, the Manhattan High School Alumni Association on Tuesday honored four alums who have been added to the MHS Wall of Fame. The inductees included twin brothers Fred and Don Lamb, Class of 1963, leaders in the study of astrophysics; the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 19, 2014

    Police confirm murder victim’s identity

    Police have confirmed that a body they found in rural Geary County last week is that of Amanda Clemons of Junction City, and they believe the death was a homicide, according to a report from the Junction City Police Department. Clemons, 24, went missing Feb. 10 when

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 19, 2014

    Manslaughter suspect in court

    Garrett Olson, 22, of Leonardville, appeared in court Tuesday afternoon for for the scheduling of a preliminary hearing in the death of a 17-year-old boy. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, April 4 in Riley County District Court. Olson is charged with involuntary manslaughter

  • Manhattan High School | February 19, 2014

    Indians score 94 in rout


    When Manhattan High and Junction City met in January, the game turned into a slow, methodical, defensive game, with the Indians squeaking out a 35-32 win. Tuesday’s rematch in Manhattan was nothing like that. Behind a quick start and a strong second half, the

  • Manhattan High School | February 19, 2014

    MHS girls rout Blue Jays, clinch top seed


    For a brief couple of minutes in the first quarter, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team looked like it might have its hands full against Junction City. It didn’t last long. Manhattan started slow, but finished in a big way, routing the visiting Junction

  • Area Schools | February 19, 2014

    Eisenhower MS edges Anthony

    Eisenhower Middle School beat Anthony Middle School 38-31 Tuesday night to repeat as the Little Apple boys’ basketball champion in a game played at Eisenhower. Eisenhower led by three at halftime, but Anthony cut the lead to one heading into the fourth quarter. The Eagles

  • Editorials | February 19, 2014

    Let’s not encourage spanking

    We’ll concede that a legislative proposal to allow spanking powerful enough to leave red marks or even bruises might be well intended, but the idea ought to be swatted away. The bill, introduced by Rep. Gail Finney, a Wichita Democrat, would allow corporal punishment

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2012

Reproduction of any kind is prohibited without written consent.