• Commission supports hiring consultant for parks overhaul

    City commissioners and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board support hiring a consultant to develop the department’s strategic plan as a guide for a future bond issue project. No action was taken at the work session Tuesday, but officials .

  • Plan for stage, offices adds nearly $1 million

    City commissioners now have a plan to maintain the current aspects of City Auditorium (also known as Peace Memorial Auditorium) for consideration. Officials from Bruce McMillan Architects presented this information Tuesday during a work session between city commissioners and the .

  • Funk calls new center ‘critical resource’ Ftriley.phatch

    As sexual assault and harassment increasingly becomes a topic of discussion within the military, Fort Riley has taken measures to fully address the issue. Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commanding general, on Wednesday .

  • Physician sentenced to five years in prison Dr michael p schuster.phatch

    Manhattan physician Michael Schuster was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison for unlawfully prescribing drugs. Schuster, 54, in January pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. According to a news release from U.S. Attorney .

  • Bill would give USD 383 $41,000

    The Kansas Department of Education has released projections for money schools could get if legislation passed last weekend becomes law. According to the KSDE’s projections, the Manhattan-Ogden school district would receive $41,000 in new money for its general fund as .

  • District ends testing following months of technical problems

    The Manhattan-Ogden school district has stopped state testing after two months of technological issues. Children in grades 3 through 11 were taking the Kansas Transitional State Assessments in reading, math and science. The assessments were an online pilot testing program administered through .

  • Indians take 2nd at Rural quad

    Manhattan High boys’ tennis coach Joyce Allen finally got the chance to see her full varsity squad in action in Tuesday afternoon’s quadrangular meet in Topeka. After missing both Kirkland Lambert and Jonathan Turnley Saturday in Salina, the meet .

  • Two motorcyclists suffer injuries in Ogden accident

    OGDEN — Riley County police arrested the driver of a car that left the scene of an accident Tuesday afternoon that resulted in two motorcycle operators suffering substantial injuries. The accident occurred at about 4:30 p.m., when Johnny Cossey, 38, of Ogden, .

  • Restaurants’ marketing, location influence customers’ food choices

    A new study finds that when it comes to making healthy food choices at restaurants, location plays as much of a role in calories as what you eat. Katie Heinrich, a Kansas State University assistant professor of kinesiology, is part .

  • MHS again rises to the challenge

    Congratulations are in order — again — to Manhattan High School for having been named to the Washington Post’s annual list of America’s most challenging high schools. That this is the sixth consecutive year MHS has made the list reflects .

  • Shame on the Mercury for ‘charade’ against Kobach

    To the Editor: Voter fraud does exist, and Democrats know it. The editors at the Mercury know it too, and if they don’t, they’re not worthy of being called newsmen and their paper is just another biased political .

  • Let’s help our churches lead in struggle for justice

    To the Editor: Once again, I am embarrassed.  Leonard Pitts has that way of getting to me, but this time he really hit home with his op-ed piece in the Miami Herald with the headline: “Christianity Often Too Slow .


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