Saturday, August 29, 2015


  • K-State Edition | August 19, 2015

    ATA bus to expand routes, add stops

    As incoming students, some from overseas, flock to K-State during the summer, not all have a mode of transportation. Some must bike their way around town or hitch a ride from a friend. Some don’t have any way of getting around. That’s the

  • K-State Edition | August 19, 2015

    Office park expands North Campus Corridor

    The Kansas State University Office Park under construction at the north end of campus has obtained three tenants before its opening. Garmin International Inc., U.S. Engineering and Veterinary and Biomedical Research Center will be lead tenants in the first of four buildings in the

  • Football | August 19, 2015

    Cook trying to fill void at wide receiver

    19 cook, kody - mug.mercury

    The 2014 football season was a great time to be a receiver at Kansas State — if your name was Tyler Lockett or Curry Sexton, anyway. Each managed 1,000-yard seasons a year ago — the first pair to do it in the same season in K-State history — catching

  • Local |Education | August 18, 2015

    Manhattan-Ogden students return to classrooms


    For the kindergarten students at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, Tuesday was the first first day of school ever. For the rest of Manhattan-Ogden students, it marked the end of another summer vacation. At Roosevelt, kindergarten through sixth-grade students gathered in the school’s auditorium for

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | August 18, 2015

    Board to finalize 2015-16 budget

    The USD 383 Board of Education will vote Wednesday on the final approval of the district’s budget. A public hearing for the 2015-16 school year budget will be at 6:20 p.m. The general meeting, when the board will have the vote, is scheduled to follow

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | August 18, 2015

    Police department gets high marks in annual audit

    An annual external review of the Riley County Police Department’s finances was “unqualified clean” and produced “no significant audit findings.” Carol McCullough, an accountant with Reese & Novelly, told Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board members on Monday that the police department was “professional

  • Editorials | August 18, 2015

    USD 383’s request easily justified

    Kansas school districts have long since learned that it’s tough to get money from the state. Meeting students’ needs may even have gotten more difficult with the Legislature’s adoption of the block-grant school funding method, which gives short shrift to real-life issues such

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | August 18, 2015

    When is the city going to fix the bricks on South Juliette Avenue?


    Q: When are they planning to fix South Juliette directly in front of the public library? It feels like I’m driving on a washboard. A: Doggone it, we’re always sorry to bear bad tidings, but the city has no current plans to upgrade

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 18, 2015

    Commissioners approve 2016 budget

    Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday approved the county budget for 2016, following a public hearing. Seven county department heads attended the hearing, but there was no public comment on the budget, which proposes an increase in the overall tax levy of slightly less than seven-tenths of a

  • Movies | August 18, 2015

    ‘Straight Outta Compton’ is long but never dull


    For a movie about an abiding legend and a movie that feels relatively genuine, F. Gary Gray’s “Straight Outta Compton” seems to have been made of relatively few kinds of parts. The rappers and disc jockeys in NWA, the 80s and 90s music group,

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.