Saturday, February 13, 2016


  • Manhattan High School | September 19, 2013

    Indians to keep close eye on Reagan

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    On paper, Manhattan’s tilt with Seaman on Friday figures to look a lot like its game against Emporia last week. Except for Joseph Reagan. The Vikings have a significant weapon on the field at almost all times in Reagan, the back-to-back 5A sprint champion

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 19, 2013

    No further charges in Sept. 6 murder

    Authorities do not expect to make additional arrests in the murder of a 68-year old Manhattan man the weekend of September 6. Mother and son Christina Love, 49, and James McKenith, 33, were arrested Sept. 11 on first-degree murder charges in connection with the death of John Burroughs of

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 19, 2013

    Furlough idea floated at meeting

    The Riley County Courthouse could be closed for as many as seven weeks in fiscal year 2015. Administrative District Judge Meryl Wilson brought that possibility to the Riley County Commission Thursday, saying a way must be found to reduce the court’s budget by around $9 million

  • Local |Education | September 19, 2013

    KASB idea given frosty reception

    USD 383 school board members voiced their displeasure about a potential change in collective bargaining policy Wednesday. A policy change proposed by the Kansas Association of School Boards would limit the subject of negotiations between teachers and school boards to compensation, fringe benefits, hours and amounts

  • Arts & Leisure | September 19, 2013

    Fraternity concert to aid fight against cancer


    Delta Sigma Phi and Union Program Council will partner to present Momorial, a benefit concert to honor the life of Mo Meyer, Thursday night. Meyer was a member of that fraternity who was killed in a car accident in 2008. The 8 p.m. concert in All

  • Columns | September 19, 2013

    Cameron: An evening conversation

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    Sometimes we learn things in the oddest ways. My recent lesson started with a gas cap. You know, those things you screw back on your car’s gas tank after you’ve spent about $60 on a partial fill-up. OK, so somehow I wound up needing

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 19, 2013

    Officials get training on dog fighting cases

    Riley County animal control and law enforcement officers attended a training session Wednesday about how to investigate dog fighting and cockfighting crime. Terry Mills, blood sports director for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, led the session, explaining the underground culture

  • Editorials | September 19, 2013

    Tidying up after drunks

    We can’t imagine what the strangest thing the Manhattan City Commission might ever have to deal with would be, but accountability for vomiting in taxis would likely be a contender. Yet in a community loaded with college students and a considerable contingent of young

  • Letters | September 19, 2013

    Book review appreciated despite several mistakes

    To The Editor: We want to thank the Mercury for printing Chris Banner’s review of our book, “My Navy Cross,” subtitled “Something I’m Not Proud Of.” However, there are some inaccuracies in the review. First, “Restoring History” is not part of the title.

  • Letters | September 19, 2013

    Let’s learn the right lessons from Navy Yard massacre

    To the Editor: This is in reference to the Washington Post editorial “Tragically, nothing has changed” and the Associated Press story, “Contract worker behind Navy Yard shooting rampage” on page in Tuesday’s Mercury.

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