• K-State basketball ticket packages available Monday

    Season tickets for the Kansas State men’s and women’s basketball teams go on sale Monday, the athletic department announced this week. The K-State men will play 17 games in Bramlage Coliseum in 2014-15 with the season opener set for .

  • Optimist Monarchs play in state tourney

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs 12-and-under fastpitch softball team competed in the USSSA Class “C” State Tournament in Topeka this past weekend, compiling an 0-3 record. Manhattan opened against the Titanium and built a 5-3 lead, but could not hold it, .

  • Regents approve naming planned residence hall for former president Wefaldhall 1.phatch

    A planned residence hall has been named for former Kansas State University President Jon Wefald. Wefald Hall, a new dormitory open in August 2016, honors the university’s 12th president, who served from 1986 to 2009. Current K-State President Kirk Schulz went to .

  • Regents approve tuition hike

    The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposal to increase tuition at Kansas State University by 5 percent. Though there was an increase for all six state schools – University of Kansas, Wichita State University, Emporia State University, Pittsburg .

  • Regester: Fee increase won’t make up for loss

    Debbie Regester, the Riley County register of deeds, confirmed county commissioners’ suspicions that revenues are down in areas Thursday morning. “We’re behind where we were last year,” she said. Regester said the total mortgage amount in the county was $208,598,212 .

  • Unit cases colors, reorganizes ahead of Kuwait deployment

    FORT RILEY — Ahead of its deployment to Kuwait, the 1st Infantry Division’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team conducted a ceremony Wednesday in which leaders cased the brigade colors, inactivated the Special Troops Battalion and reflagged the 1st Engineer Battalion .

  • 25th annual Juneteenth celebration set for weekend

    The 25th annual Juneteenth Community Festival will take place Friday and Saturday. Juneteenth is a celebration of June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and delivered the news that the Civil War ended and slaves were freed. The celebration .

  • Riley fire causes $25,000 in damage to apartments

    A Riley apartment sustained heavy damage after a fire broke out early Thursday morning. Firefighters from the Riley and Riley County Fire departments responded to the apartment complex in the 300 block of North Noble Street at about 3:20 a.m. Riley .

  • Tuition increases add to students’ load

    It’s tough to spin a 5.2-percent tuition increase as “restrained,” but that’s what Fred Logan, a Leawood attorney who is chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents, did on Wednesday. He said that the tuition increases the Regents .

  • Thanks, Manhattan, ‘for the best year of my life’

    To the Editor: I am an exchange student from a city on the coast of Spain. The first thing everyone asks me when I tell them I am from Europe is, “Why did you come here?” I never really knew .

  • When I’m home, I will miss America’s wonderful people

    To the Editor: My name is Andy Grenier; I’m an AFS exchange student from France. I have lived for 10 months in Manhattan. I lived with the Levin family for the first six months of my stay in this amazing .

  • Manhattan woman big bingo winner Bingo winner.phatch

    Kim Wishard of Manhattan on Wednesday won the grand prize in The Mercury’s first-ever bingo game. She completed her bingo card for a “blackout” and a prize of $500 with winning number N-39. Wishard, a retiree who moved to the .





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