Partly Cloudy


  • Youth ensembles presenting concert

    TOPEKA—-The Topeka Symphony Youth Ensembles will present their spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Washburn University’s White Concert Hall. The three youth ensembles performing are: Debut Orchestra, conducted by Carolyn Sandquist; Youth Philharmonic, conducted by Carolyn .

  • LGBT people are victims, not perpetrators, of violence

    To the editor: Robert Mullins’ recent letter to the editor (“Unlike race and ethnicity, human behavior is a choice”) attacks policies pro-tecting LGBT individuals from discrimination. To do this, he relies on misreading history and facts. Mullins’ letter repeats the .

  • Common Core doesn’t hurt students, it works for them

    To the Editor: I was unable to testify in opposition of HB 2292 (A bill to kill all new and updated state standards) because I was presenting to the Kansas Mathematics Supervisors meeting in Kansas City at the time the hearing .

  • Iris Society grateful for MHS Web students help

    To the Editor: I recently had the privilege of working with a fine group of young men at Manhattan High School in Tiffany Anderson’s Gaming and Web Experience class. It is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) class in .

  • ‘Dog Whistle Politics’ examines the language of race

    The author is the John H. Boalt, professor of law at the University of California-Berkeley and the author of two previous books on racism and the law. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School. This is an important work, .

  • ‘The Girl on the Train’ spins complex web

    For a debut novel, “The Girl on the Train” it is a winner. The protagonist, Rachel Watson, lives outside London and is divorced, but not happily. She longs to get back with her ex-husband, Tom, but he is now married .

  • Don’t let these free library services remain a secret Danielle Schapaugh

    Psst ... I have a secret to tell you. There are free services at the library that you don’t even suspect. For starters, Manhattan Public Library has a high-quality digital flatbed scanner. Users can scan documents, photos, articles or even .

  • How to shape a fruit tree Greggeyestone1

    I will conduct a fruit tree pruning demonstration on Saturday. The program will start at 10 a.m. at Mike Sheffield’s Orch-ard,1700 Wildcat Creek Road. The weather has to be better than last year’s minus 10 degree wind chill. Annual .

  • Friends of Sunset Zoo accepting scholarship applications

    The Friends of Sunset Zoo, and its Conservation Team, recently announced the Conservation Scholar application for the 2015-2016 school year is available online. The annual scholarship supports an active college student’s expenses related to a field conservation project. Two .

  • Flint Hills Christian School honors seniors

    Flint Hills Christian School hosted Elyria Christian School on Friday night in a pair of basketball games that were Flint Hill’s Senior Recognition Night as well as Alumni Night. Flint Hills has only two seniors on this year’s .

  • Student awarded elementary education scholarship

    Topeka — Kansas State University student Katie Cook was named a Nancy Larson Foundation Scholar and awarded a $1,000 scholarship in recognition of an outstanding academic record and community service. The Nancy Larson Foundation supports students across the country majoring in elementary .

  • Family grocery store becomes rural hub

    How far do you go to get a gallon of milk or a loaf of bread? In rural communities, accessing supplies can be a challenge. Many rural grocery stores have closed, but today we’ll learn about one which has .


Subscribers can access a list of local public employees' 2014 pay records.

You can subscribe for as little as $1.99.

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2017