Tuesday, May 31, 2016


  • Arts & Leisure | May 18, 2014

    Arts in the Park returns with blues, country and more

    The sound of music will fill the Little Apple once again this summer. The Arts in the Park series will return on May 23 and continue every Friday until Aug. 15. All concerts will be held in the Larry Norvell Band Shell at City Park. Admission to

  • Off The Beat | May 18, 2014

    ACRONYM: a recipe for success

    Brian mug.phatch

    I’ve spent the equivalent of college here in Manhattan. I came to the Manhattan Mercury as a wideeyed youth in August 2010. Now it’s May 2014, and I’m a hardened man who’s ready to graduate to the next stage of life much like

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 18, 2014

    K-State graduating class takes ‘one small step’ into future


    Jon Hofmeister was a student at Kansas State University when astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon and famously state, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Inside Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday morning,

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 18, 2014

    Distance student completes degree through Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath

    Tim cox.phatch

    For Timothy Cox of Old Bridge, N.J., a degree is proof that determination and support can bring success, even in the most challenging situations. Cox completed his academic advising master’s degree online through Kansas State University Global Campus. He first decided to join

  • Local |Business | May 18, 2014

    Local jobless numbers down

    Unemployment in the Manhattan area saw a slight decrease in April, according to a report released Friday from the Kansas Department of Labor. The report showed that the jobless rate for the metro area, which includes Riley, Pottawatomie and Geary counties, was at 4.1 percent in

  • Books | May 18, 2014

    Author argues Carthage was Civil War firestarter

    When did the fighting of the Civil War really start? The Kansas border wars in the latter 1850s? John Brown’s raid at Harper’s Ferry, Va., on Oct. 21, 1859? The attack on Fort Sumter, S.C., on April 12, 1861? The First Battle of Bull Run (also

  • Books | May 18, 2014

    Annual book fair showcased top picks for adult readers


    On May 8, area librarians took part in the North Central Kansas Libraries Systems Annual Book Fair. This was a grand opportunity for public librarians throughout the system to learn about and purchase some of the better books published during the last few months. While a

  • Baseball | May 18, 2014

    Fisher, Cats beat Texas on senior night


    In a season filled with negatives at every turn for the Kansas State baseball team, head coach Brad Hill called Friday night’s no-hit loss to No. 19 Texas the lowest of the low. Perhaps that’s what made Saturday’s 5-4 walk-off victory over the

  • Manhattan High School | May 18, 2014

    MHS tennis team caps season at state

    Coming into the Class 6A boys’ tennis tournament in Wichita over the weekend, schools from Johnson County had won six straight team titles and were heavily favored to add a seventh. They did just that, with Shawnee Mission East winning its third straight tennis crown

  • Books | May 18, 2014

    ‘Shadows’ hides from simplicity

    This book is the latest offering by the mother-son writing team of Charles and Caroline Todd (writing as “Charles Todd”).  Their 22 previous books are mostly murder mysteries set in Britain in the post-WWI period.  A majority of them, including the present one, are

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