The Manhattan High Forensics team placed first in the 6A State Speech and Drama Festival, which ended Sunday at Olathe Northwest High School. Coach Shawn Rafferty said winning had been a goal for the team all year, and they were excited with the results. “There’
Last weekend was beautiful. A balmy Saturday led to a warm-up on Sunday that was enough to remind us that despite a recent cool spell, we’re racing toward summer. Summer can wait. Let us savor last weekend, one during which the outdoors called. They
To the Editor: I might agree that the “Pledge of Allegiance is said far too often,” as a headline above a column on Page C8 in Sunday’s Manhattan Mercury stated, but only because it makes it become a hollow expression. When it was written,
To The Editor: The Mercury is to be applauded for its editorial stance opposing limits on funding of campaigns coupled with full disclosure of contributors. While I disagree with the Supreme Court’s finding that money equals speech, that is the law and therefore the
The new Cameron Diaz movie “The Other Woman” may seem a little half-hearted. Director Nick Cassavettes, son of the great improviser John Cassavettes, earlier made “The Notebook,” a wet Kleenex job‹, and he has worked with Diaz before (on “Her Sister’s Keeper”), but he
Tal Streeter, an internationally renowned sculptor who spent his childhood in Manhattan, died at age 79 in Santa Fe, N.M., on April 17, The Mercury learned Monday. Streeter’s career was marked by a fascination with the sky, the clouds and the wind that he first
Gloria M. Salberg, 84, of Manhattan, died Saturday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born June 24, 1929. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
Earl “Ben” West, Jr. 94, of Manhattan, died Sunday at Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. He was born July 29, 1919, in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.
Joan Page, 72, died Sunday at Midland Hospice in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Joan was born on Aug. 31, 1941, in Enid, Okla. She was the daughter of Ralph Zickefoose and Veva (Kuykendahl) Zickefoose. She grew up on a farm in Grant County
The Riley County Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Manhattan area beginning Saturday and continuing into the early hours of Sunday. Purpose of the checkpoint is to detect and deter impaired drivers, according to a Riley County Police Department news release. Motorists
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