• 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 .

  • Now’s the time to check out iris varieties at KSU Gardens

    To the Editor: The Flint Hills Iris Society would like to thank all the visitors who toured the iris collection at the KSU Gardens on Mother’s Day. It’s just the beginning of the growing season for iris, and .

  • Indians stomp rival Junction City, 8-0 Mhs1910-jube.phatch

    This is how senior nights are supposed to go. Playing the regular season finale against rival-Junction City, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team represented its seniors well in an 8-0 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday at Bishop Stadium. .

  • MATC, local firms integral to SkillsUSA competition

    To the Editor: We are so fortunate in the state of Kansas to have able and capable young men and women who want jobs and truly want to work. This was evident on April 18 when Manhattan Area Technical College hosted .

  • Indians sweep Rural to win league Denoble.phatch

    The Manhattan High baseball team knew exactly what it was playing for against the Washburn Rural Junior Blues when it arrived at Norvell Field Tuesday afternoon. A Centennial League title, the top seed at next week’s regional, and the .


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