Sunday, August 30, 2015


  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 04, 2013

    25 arrested during festival

    Officials said they are still collecting crime statistics from the 2013 Country Stampede but announced Wednesday afternoon that 25 people were arrested over the course of the event. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said 14 females and 11 males were taken into the custody of the Pottawatomie County Jail

  • I Wonder | July 04, 2013

    A pair of Stampede questions


    Q: Why is Country Stampede held in late June every year? Seems like it always rains, or is really hot, or both. Couldn’t they hold it at a better time, weather-wise?

  • Arts, Leisure | July 04, 2013

    Area fireworks displays plus the Sundown Salute


    Happy birthday, America! You don’t look a day over 200. To honor 237 years of freedom, check out these area events. The Manhattan Municipal Band will put on a toe-tapping, patriotic show at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park. Then

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 04, 2013

    Burglary, thefts in Pottawatomie County

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary to a residence in rural St. George and two thefts to vehicles parked at the Rocky Ford Fishing Area in Manhattan. In the first case, Sheriff Greg Riat said, an unknown person burglarized a St.

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 04, 2013

    As America changes so does the fabric of its flag

    The American flag is a common sight across the country on the Fourth of July, and a Kansas State University textiles expert said just as our country has evolved since 1776, so has Old Glory. According to Barbara Gatewood, professor emeritus of textile science in the

  • Obituaries | July 04, 2013

    Harold Raine

    Harold Eugene Raine, 80, of Wamego died Tuesday at Vintage Park at Wamego.

  • Obituaries | July 04, 2013

    Ella May Howard

    Ella May Howard, a longtime resident of St. George, died Wednesday at the Westmoreland Community Care Home.

  • General Activities | July 04, 2013

    Junior 17ers leaning on 3B Leon


    Every team needs a leader, and the American Legion Manhattan Manko junior 17ers seem to have one in third baseman Isaac Leon. Leon, who will be a junior at Manhattan High this fall, is in his second year with the summer team that opened play

  • Letters | July 04, 2013

    Randolph was a great place to spend an exchange year

    To the Editor: My name is Felix Tsigos; for the past school year, I was an exchange student with AFS. I attended Blue Valley High School in Randolph while living with the Todd and Sally Olson family outside Olsburg.

  • Editorials | July 04, 2013

    An occasion to celebrate

    If you enjoy birthdays, you ought to enjoy today. After all, it’s America’s 237th, and if we’ve learned anything from our ancestors, we know the Fourth of July — Independence Day — is meant to be a joyous occasion. It’s one made all

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2012

Reproduction of any kind is prohibited without written consent.