• Woman who reported burglary charged with kidnapping teen

    A Manhattan woman who on Tuesday reported her home had been burglarized was arrested Wednesday morning for kidnapping a 16-year-old girl. Riley County police arrested Stephanie Sanborn, 30, 5527 Stone Crest Drive, for kidnapping and aggravated intimidation of a victim at 9 a..

  • Congress takes highway to nowhere

    When local residents complain about potholes and other road hazards, local governments know better than to ignore them. It’s different in Washington. Congress can barely be bothered — even when lawmakers are not in a hurry to get out of .

  • Herspring ought to rein in partisan criticism of Obama

    To the Editor: I read with interest Professor Dale Herspring’s July 27 column dealing with U.S. foreign relations issues, and specifically what he calls America’s need for a genuine leader. His weekly columns in the Mercury bring insight .

  • Here’s a look at what’s new on the DVD shelves G.w.clift1

    Though you might not be able to tell it by looking at a list of recent movies scheduled for release as DVDs this August, 2014 has been an interesting movie year. Movies which should have made a lot of money have .

  • Research on vision, pigeons may improve driver safety

    Close your eyes and open them. How long does it take you to recognize the location? Now turn your head to the right. Which do you notice first: the center of the scene or the periphery? According to new research .

  • Student from Lenexa named 2014 Cargill Global Scholar

    A sophomore in Kansas State University’s College of Arts & Sciences has been selected as a Cargill Global Scholar for the 2014 academic year. Sierra Lekie, Lenexa, is majoring in economics and political science as well as pursuing a secondary .


    Howard I. Kitterman,102, of Manhattan, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Homestead Assisted Living, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Sept. 6, 1911, in Durham, the son of William Lee & Ella (Knox) Kitterman. Howard was proud .


    Herman Wiard, 93, Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born on Oct. 25, 1920, in rural Riley County near Manhattan, the son of Herman Earl and Mary (Crider) Wiard. On May 14, 1942, he was married to Verna .

  • Two annual events combine for Rhythm and Brews

    Get ready for some toe tappin’ at Rhythm and Brews, Manhattan’s newest celebration bringing together three events: Brew 2 Shoe, Union Program Council’s Little Apple Music Festival and the newest event, Hail the Ale, a home-brewing competition. The festivities .

  • Waters named to Unitas watch list 15 waters, jake - mug.phatch

    Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters was one of 27 quarterbacks across the nation to be named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watch list as the nation’s top senior quarterback, the organization has announced. Waters is the fourth Wildcat .

  • Which candidates consistently exercised their rights to vote?

    In the year’s lone local contested primary race, Riley County Commission District 1, both candidates have showed up at the polls to exercise the vote they are asking from their own electors. The incumbent, Commissioner Dave Lewis, and his challenger, .

  • Woman on charitable walk across US inspired by nephew’s health scare Anniehorz.phatch

    Anna Harrington has wanted to walk across the United States ever since she was a child. Earlier this year, the 43-year-old from Meridian, Idaho, finally turned her dream into her mission. She just needed to find the right reason to .


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