• One on one: Schoen talks about RCPD trust A1.42214.brad.phatch

    Brad Schoen can be funny, and he can laugh loud enough to make people stop talking across a large, noisy room. But when Schoen has his chief’s hat on — when he’s officially speaking as director of the Riley .

  • Officials unhappy with tax appeal bill

    Riley County commissioners expressed their disappointment in the Kansas legislature Monday morning with the passing of Senate Bill 231, also known as the “COTA to BOTA” bill, over the weekend. It passed the House 124-0 and the Senate 26-13. The bill .

  • City to decide on funding allocations

    City commissioners Tuesday will consider a proposal on how to allocate federal funding for community improvements. This federal money would fund the fifth year of the five-year action plan approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. .

  • Miller proud of how floral shop has grown in the community Neighbor.phatch

    The fresh smell is one of the first noticeable things when walking into Steve’s Floral. The presence of owner Jan Miller in her apron is also a constant there. She’s there when the store opens at 8 a.m. .

  • Foundation offers chance to double your donation

    The community will have a chance to support 32 local nonprofit organizations Tuesday. The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation is having its second annual GROW Green Match Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Colony Square Atrium, 555 Poyntz Ave. Donors can .

  • MHS team wins state forensics competition

    The Manhattan High Forensics team placed first in the 6A State Speech and Drama Festival, which ended Sunday at Olathe Northwest High School. Coach Shawn Rafferty said winning had been a goal for the team all year, and they were .

  • Sampler Festival was quite a draw

    Last weekend was beautiful. A balmy Saturday led to a warm-up on Sunday that was enough to remind us that despite a recent cool spell, we’re racing toward summer. Summer can wait. Let us savor last weekend, one during .

  • Pledge should hold meaning for person repeating it

    To the Editor: I might agree that the “Pledge of Allegiance is said far too often,” as a headline above a column on Page C8 in Sunday’s Manhattan Mercury stated, but only because it makes it become a hollow .

  • Full disclosure helps prevent anonymous manipulation

    To The Editor: The Mercury is to be applauded for its editorial stance opposing limits on funding of campaigns coupled with full disclosure of contributors. While I disagree with the Supreme Court’s finding that money equals speech, that is .

  • ‘Other Woman’ survives despite uninspired writing, direction G.w.clift1

    The new Cameron Diaz movie “The Other Woman” may seem a little half-hearted. Director Nick Cassavettes, son of the great improviser John Cassavettes, earlier made “The Notebook,” a wet Kleenex job‹, and he has worked with Diaz before (on “Her .

  • Renowned sculptor Streeter, dead at 79, had Manhattan ties

    Tal Streeter, an internationally renowned sculptor who spent his childhood in Manhattan, died at age 79 in Santa Fe, N.M., on April 17, The Mercury learned Monday. Streeter’s career was marked by a fascination with the sky, the clouds and .

  • GLORIA SALBERG

    Gloria M. Salberg, 84, of Manhattan, died Saturday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born June 24, 1929. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home..





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