• Earthquake felt in Manhattan

    Manhattan residents reported feeling an earthquake Wednesday afternoon. It was apparently the result of a significant quake near Haysville, in the south-central part of the state. Government data indicated a 4.8 magnitude quake centered near Haysville at approximately 3:40 p.m. central .

  • Vietnam veterans look back on fighting abroad, at home

    Panel moderator Mike Kearns paused before his next question for six Vietnam War veterans sitting behind microphones on the stage inside the Wareham Opera House Tuesday afternoon and told the audience, “These people are pretty brave. These people are opening .

  • Lakota Sioux dance troupe delights McCain crowd G.w.clift1

    Those of us attending last Sunday’s performance in K-State’s McCain Auditorium of Lakota Sioux Dance Theater were delighted and amused by the brisk, well-performed show. And, golly, by the costumes. This was a show with two sets. The .

  • Retired sailor gets a romantic surprise Photo 1.phatch

    A sailor got a romantic surprise Tuesday when a woman in a vintage nurse’s uniform called to him from the audience of the Veterans Day Parade to recreate a famously photographed kiss. Kate Koelling of Manhattan said she got .

  • How many write-ins for Lewis?

    Q: How many write-in votes did Dave Lewis get in the county commission race? A: He got 131. That number included all variations: Dave Lewis, David L. Guthals, Dave Lewis Guthals, and so forth. It even included some butchered versions: Dave .

  • Man arrested in uncle’s death Mail attachment.phatch

    A man was arrested Monday in connection with the homicide of his uncle in Belvue. Christopher M. Arand, 36, of rural Belvue, was arrested for murder in connection with the death of Larry Arand, 70, of 106 Third St., in Belvue. According to .

  • Building commission approach flawed

    Residents had reason to be appalled last year when the Riley County Commission, moving toward giving itself sole authority to spend tens of millions of dollars on building projects, rejected even establishing a citizens advisory committee. Commissioner Bob Boyd who .

  • Fire causes $7,000 damage to Rocky Ford mobile home Fire2.phatch

    There were no injuries in a fire that destroyed a mobile home near Tuttle Creek dam Tuesday at Rocky Ford Trailer Park. The trailer, 6234 Blue Jay Lane, was incinerated before fire crews could arrive at the scene. The total estimated .

  • Fairy Godmothers grateful for support of tournament

    To the Editor: It is with much appreciation that I write to acknowledge the generosity of our Manhattan community in its support of the Fairy Godmothers Charity Golf Tournament on Oct. 6. The tournament was a great success due to our .

  • Police arrest shooting victim

    A man who was shot in the face and thought to be a victim in an attempted robbery on Friday was arrested Tuesday as a suspect. Christopher Allen Hudgins, 19, 3416 Westbaker St., was arrested for the robbery charge along with conspiracy .

  • Actors, readers deserve more from reviews of plays

    To the Editor: I’ve been wondering for a long time how the Mercury defines “critique” or “review.” As a longtime performer and participant in the arts in Manhattan, I am an avid reader of the critiques of the plays .

  • Speaker: Students’ value to universities often hidden

    Students are already workers, but the value they bring to their schools isn’t so obvious, according to lecturer Marc Bousquet. Bousquet, an associate professor of English at Emory University, spoke at Kansas State University Tuesday as a part of .





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