• Cornhuskers ease to 14-5 rout of Cats

    LINCOLN, Neb. — The Kansas State baseball team allowed a season-high 22 hits against Nebraska on Tuesday as the Wildcats lost 14-5 at Hawks Field. K-State (20-17, 2-7 Big 12) scored the game’s first four runs, all with two outs, in the .

  • Film-makers get amusing couple of hours out of NFL draft G.w.clift1

    There’s a new Kevin Costner sports movie out. “Draft Day” will please fans of his earlier films about baseball — “Bull Durham,” “Field of Dreams,” and “For Love of the Game”—and other sports — “Tin Cup” and “American Fliers.” But .

  • Donilon assures audience that US remains powerful

    Former national security adviser Thomas Donilon said he believes the United States is not on a path to decline, but built for a solid future. Donilon, who was security adviser to President Barack Obama, spoke Tuesday at McCain Auditorium as .

  • Landfill’s free day causing problems

    WESTMORELAND — Free Day at the Pottawatomie County Landfill has apparently become a victim of its own success. A record 571 vehicles crossed the scales Saturday, April 5, during the landfill’s annual Spring Free Day — nearly 100 more than the previous record of 477. “.

  • House fire spreads to next-door building Housefire.phatch

    Manhattan firefighters quickly gained control of a fire on South Juliette Avenue early Monday night, but not before it did almost $200,000 in damage to two residences and contents of both houses. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 702 S. Juliette .

  • MHS names George new boys coach

    After co-leading the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team for half of last season following the resignation of Tim Brooks, Benji George was named head coach of the Indians Monday afternoon. A statement announcing the hiring was posted to the USD 383 .

  • Board to discuss state’s school finance bill

    Members of the USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education are scheduled to discuss the Kansas Legislature’s school finance bill, the district’s nondiscrimination policy and a couple maintenance projects at their 6:30 p.m. meeting on Wednesday. USD 383 director of business .

  • Driver flown to Topeka after cement truck rolls Wreck.phatch

    A cement truck driver was flown by Life Star helicopter to a Topeka hospital Monday after suffering serious injuries when his truck rolled onto its side in the 6200 block of Anderson Avenue. Riley County police and emergency officials responded to .

  • Vehicle crashes into beauty store

    A downtown beauty supply store needs a makeover — courtesy of a suspected drunken driver. At about 2 a.m. Tuesday, Riley County police responded to Linde International Beauty Supply, 114 S. Fourth St. Officers discovered that Scott Daougherty, 23, of Junction City, had .

  • Memorial for Ike a long time coming

    We’re confident that Kansans and other admirers of former President Dwight Eisenhower will one day enjoy visiting a memorial in his honor on trips to our nation’s capital. But we can’t begin to guess when that day .

  • Voter Empowerment Act could ease fraud hysteria

    To the Editor: I would like to add a few points to others’ comments in response to Roger Seymour’s letter April 9 regarding voter fraud (“Shame on the Mercury for ‘charade’ against Kobach.” As Richard Baker pointed out, the North .

  • Kobach’s voter suppression is hardly a source of pride

    To the Editor: Roger Seymour’s letter in last Wednesday’s Mercury about data on voter fraud and the paper’s “charade” against Secretary of State Kris Kobach has all the makings of misinformation and hysteria mas-querading as truth. Seymour .







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