• Five K-State programs score Big 12-leading APR marks

    Kansas State is doing something right, better than most of the rest of the Big 12, in fact. Highlighted by league-leading marks from the football, men’s golf, women’s golf, men’s cross country and women’s cross country programs, .

  • Twiss named Big 12 Athlete of the Week

    For the first time in her career, Kansas State’s Erica Twiss was named Big 12 Athlete of the Week on Wednesday for her personal-best performance at the Wildcat Open this past weekend. Competing in the long jump, the senior finished .

  • Commissioners want more from developers applying for benefit districts

    City commissioners came to a consensus on Tuesday about the need for two forms that developers would submit when applying for a benefit district. Since the topic was a discussion item on a work session agenda, deputy city manager Jason .

  • Area schools listed among top 20 in state Rockcreekhs.phatch

    Three area schools were recognized as being among the top schools in Kansas for college prep by U.S. News and World Report. The schools were Wamego High School ranked at No. 8, Rock Creek Jr. Sr. High School at No. 15 .

  • Time to begin planning Manhattan Day gatherings

    Planning is underway for the annual Manhattan Day celebration. The celebration of the community’s founding is held the first Saturday in June, to mark the occasion in 1855 when two groups of settlers joined together to form Manhattan. This year, .

  • Conscientious volunteers

    One might quibble about an item or two, but if the recent work of the city-university projects fund committee is any indication, the citizens who make recommendations for expenditures from that special fund take their volunteer roles seriously. Because revenue .

  • Manhattan native’s film selected for Cannes festival

    Manhattan native Mike Coleman’s movie “Foxcatcher” has been accepted to compete at the Cannes Film Festival, which begins this week in France. The movie, directed by Oscar-nominated Bennett Miller, stars Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carrell. It is .

  • Umbehr gets Libertarian nod for governor

    Alma attorney and jack-of-all trades Keen Umbehr says he’s excited to represent the Libertarian Party in the Kansas gubernatorial race. Umbehr recently was named the party’s nominee. Now, he plans to face Republican incumbent Sam Brownback. “As your .

  • Jenkins is indeed a CPA; Mercury criticism ‘absurd’

    To the Editor: The editorial in Tuesday’s Mercury criticizing Lynn Jenkins and others was overwhelmingly absurd. The statutes governing the practice of public accountancy in Kansas may be difficult to comprehend, but the Q and A section at the .

  • Workshop to focus on Manhattan’s future

    Residents can have a say Wednesday in the future growth goals of the Manhattan area. Interactive workshops will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. for Manhattan Area 2035, the community-based effort to update the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan and the .

  • Weis named to court nominating commission

    Linda Weis of Manhattan has been appointed to the Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Commission. Gov. Sam Brownback announced the appointment Tuesday. Weis, who is owner and supervising broker of Realty Executives in Manhattan, will serve a four-year term on the .

  • Man accused of robbing Dara’s pleads guilty

    A Manhattan man pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to a charge of aggravated robbery from an incident that occurred in November 2013 at the Dara’s Fast Lane at 1816 Claflin Road. Travis Bowman, 23, appeared in Riley County District Court in front of .


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