• Arts in the Park returns with blues, country and more

    The sound of music will fill the Little Apple once again this summer. The Arts in the Park series will return on May 23 and continue every Friday until Aug. 15. All concerts will be held in the Larry Norvell Band Shell .

  • ACRONYM: a recipe for success Brian mug.phatch

    I’ve spent the equivalent of college here in Manhattan. I came to the Manhattan Mercury as a wideeyed youth in August 2010. Now it’s May 2014, and I’m a hardened man who’s ready to graduate to the next .

  • K-State graduating class takes ‘one small step’ into future Commencement02.phatch

    Jon Hofmeister was a student at Kansas State University when astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon and famously state, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Inside .

  • Distance student completes degree through Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath Tim cox.phatch

    For Timothy Cox of Old Bridge, N.J., a degree is proof that determination and support can bring success, even in the most challenging situations. Cox completed his academic advising master’s degree online through Kansas State University Global Campus. .

  • Local jobless numbers down

    Unemployment in the Manhattan area saw a slight decrease in April, according to a report released Friday from the Kansas Department of Labor. The report showed that the jobless rate for the metro area, which includes Riley, Pottawatomie and Geary .

  • Author argues Carthage was Civil War firestarter

    When did the fighting of the Civil War really start? The Kansas border wars in the latter 1850s? John Brown’s raid at Harper’s Ferry, Va., on Oct. 21, 1859? The attack on Fort Sumter, S.C., on April 12, 1861? The First .

  • Annual book fair showcased top picks for adult readers Marcia.allen1

    On May 8, area librarians took part in the North Central Kansas Libraries Systems Annual Book Fair. This was a grand opportunity for public librarians throughout the system to learn about and purchase some of the better books published during the .

  • Fisher, Cats beat Texas on senior night Fisher.phatch

    In a season filled with negatives at every turn for the Kansas State baseball team, head coach Brad Hill called Friday night’s no-hit loss to No. 19 Texas the lowest of the low. Perhaps that’s what made Saturday’s 5.

  • MHS tennis team caps season at state

    Coming into the Class 6A boys’ tennis tournament in Wichita over the weekend, schools from Johnson County had won six straight team titles and were heavily favored to add a seventh. They did just that, with Shawnee Mission East winning .

  • ‘Shadows’ hides from simplicity

    This book is the latest offering by the mother-son writing team of Charles and Caroline Todd (writing as “Charles Todd”).  Their 22 previous books are mostly murder mysteries set in Britain in the post-WWI period.  A majority of them, .

  • K-State student-athletes receive degrees

    Kansas State University held its spring commencement exercises on Saturday and among those receiving degrees were 52 current or former Wildcat student-athletes. Highlighting the 52 graduates on the weekend were 15 members of the equestrian team , 10 members of the men s and women .

  • Indians win league swimming meet

    The Manhattan High girls’ swimming and diving only won two events at Friday’s Centennial League meet in Topeka at the Capitol Federal Natatorium. The Indians still won the title, though. Scoring 417 team points, Manhattan edged Emporia (386) and Washburn Rural (372) .





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