• Woman bites police officer

    Riley County police arrested a Clifton woman Saturday evening for a slew of offenses connected to a domestic battery report and for attempting to bite a law enforcement officer. Desiree Kane, 31, was arrested at 9:50 p.m. after police performed a .

  • You can affect Fort Riley’s future

    Manhattan is an Army town. We need the Army, and the Army needs us. Now is the time to make those points. Strongly. Yes, Manhattan is a college town. No question about it. K-State has a dominating physical and psychological .

  • “Expressions” need to be spelled out in stories

    To the Editor: What is a “sac fly” or a “drivers ed”? Both of these “expressions” were used this past week in The Mercury. My opinion, but isn’t a newspaper supposed to show some adherence to proper English? I .

  • Special Rodeo for kids with special needs

    To the Editor: The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association will be sponsoring the 2lst Annual Kaw Valley Special Rodeo for children with special needs. We would like to extend the invitation to children, ages 5 to 12 years old ,to sign up for .

  • Thanks for help with pancake feed

    To the Editor: The Solar Kiwanis Club of Manhattan thanks all of those who shared pancakes, sausage, and eggs with us on the morning of July 4 at Pottorf Hall. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed having a large .

  • ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ doesn’t move the story forward G.w.clift1

    Let’s get started right now fabricating the title of the next Planet of the Apes film. We’ve already had “Planet of the Apes” twice, in 1968 and, as if we needed the exercise repeated, in 2001. We’ve had “Beneath .


    Jay T. Shaw, 75, of Manhattan, died Friday morning, July 11, 2014, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born on Oct. 25, 1938, in Canonsburg, Pa., the son of James and Louise Shaw. Jay’s father died when Jay was at a .


    Carol A. Hood, 61, of Waterville, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. Carol is survived by her daughter, Tonja Metcalf and husband Ted of Waterville; mother, Annie Haverkamp of Seneca; brother, David Haverkamp and wife Myra .


    Thomas Henry Dekat, 88, of Saint George, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Wamego Health Center. He was born on Feb. 2, 1926, in Flush, to the late Laura Mary (Winter) and Clemens Henry Dekat. He graduated from Flush High School in 1944, was a .


    Vivian D. Ross, 80, of Manhattan, died July 13, 2014, at Meadowlark Hills-Sloan House. She was born Nov. 20, 1933, in Iola. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502..


    Florence Ruth Johnston Hadin, 93, of Leonardville, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..

  • KSU, Miss. State agree to football series — on Twitter

    In what might be a first in social media history, Kansas State and Mississippi State agreed Friday afternoon to a home-and-home football series on Twitter. Everything short of signing the actual contract, both athletic directors — K-State’s John Currie and .


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