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  • Enjoy 4-H Straight Shooters competition this weekend

    To the Editor I would like to invite the people in Riley and Pottawatomie counties interested in youth activities to attend the Riley/Pottawatomie 4-H Straight Shooters matches on March 22 and 23.   The BB gun match will begin at 8 a.m. .

  • Could Spielberg brag about ‘Need for Speed’?

    Poor Steven Spielberg. He’s running the Dreamworks movie studio’s live-action unit, or so one reads. They don’t make very many movies, so each new one is very important to the company’s financial health. Anyone who watches “.

  • Details released in Saturday fire

    The Manhattan Fire Department has released more information about Saturday’s fire at 1204 Bluemont Ave. Crews responded to the fire at around 11:19 a.m. and the last crews left the scene at around 2:55 p.m. Westbound traffic on Bluemont Avenue .

  • MHS student journalists qualify for state contest

    Eight student journalists from Manhattan High School qualified for the state level of competition in the Kansas Scholastic Press Association contest on Feb. 28. The highest placing was junior Gage Benne’s entry in the Advertising category, which earned second place. .

  • Cycle rider injured

    CHAPMAN – A Fort Riley soldier was injured Saturday night when he was thrown from his motorcycle after being rear-ended on Interstate 70. James D. Wilson, Jr., 49, was taken to Salina Regional Hospital with unspecified injuries after the incident, according to the .

  • Big-money case will go to trial

    TOPEKA – The Kansas Court of Appeals has ruled, with a 31-page opinion, on a big-money family squabble in Pottawatomie County. The court reversed a summary judgment against Ellen Byers Bouton, and said she is entitled to proceed in her battle .

  • KSU gets Kentucky to open tourney Ksu2.phatch

    As soon as Kansas State’s matchup with Kentucky appeared during the Sunday’s NCAA tournament selection show, Wildcat Bruce Weber received a message from Ernie Barrett. The legendary Wildcat told Weber he wanted the team to go win one .

  • K-State tennis wins third straight match

    AMES, Iowa — The 52nd-ranked Kansas State tennis team wrapped up its opening weekend of Big 12 action with a 5-2 win at Iowa State on Sunday afternoon. K-State boosted its win streak to three and improved to 8-5 overall this season .

  • Kyle Wait headlines Wildcats’ final day at NCAAs

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Kansas State track and field team closed out the NCAA Division-I Indoor Championships on Saturday night with Kyle Wait highlighting the individual efforts by earning First-Team All-American in the pole vault. The Wildcats leave the Southwest .

  • Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, March 17, 2014 9:00 – 9:00   Alexander, Y’Queha   Status (14 CR 16 Domestic Battery, etc)  BKD   III 9:00   Campbell, Trey   Status (14 CR 117 Poss. of MJ, etc)  BKD   III 9:00   Hawkins, Keith   Status (14 CR 33 Dom Batt)  JJC &.

  • Singers prep for spring break performance at Disney World

    The K-State Singers are going to Disney World for spring break, and they didn’t have to win a Super Bowl to do it. The group features 11 students who will perform at Melody Gardens in Epcot Center on Tuesday at 3:15 .

  • Watch out, Manhattan Brian-mug

    The Mercury recently made some internal changes. After being the education reporter since August 2010, I became the city reporter a few weeks ago. It was like getting a new job without a change in scenery or increased pay. I didn’.


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