• Time running out to fund ball drop

    The traditional Little Apple New Year’s Eve celebration might have a new look starting this year. This is because of a potential move from Aggieville to downtown. Varney’s has been the main sponsor since the event started New .

  • 3 people rescued from burning house

    Two people were rescued from a second-floor window and another from the roof of a house at 615 Leavenworth Wednesday night after a fire broke out on the first floor. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to a report of the .

  • Residents to celebrate Manhattan’s founding with gatherings Saturday

    At least 25 neighborhoods around town are gathering this weekend to celebrate Manhattan Day, in the 14th annual version of the event that celebrates Manhattan’s founding. There are lots of cookouts, potlucks and picnics. There are ice-cream socials. Several neighborhoods .

  • MHS student calls for end to mock crashes, calling them ‘insensitive’

    A Manhattan High School student expressed concerns at the USD 383 school board meeting Wednesday about a mock car crash the school held in March meant to demonstrate the dangers of drunken driving and texting while driving. Junior Haley Heaton said .

  • Cuts to state grants threaten local after-school programs

    School board members on Wednesday learned of state cuts to 21st Century Community Learning Center grants for after-school programs at Bergman, Northview and Ogden elementaries for the 2014-15 school year. The grants for the programs at Bergman and Ogden would .

  • Commission meets with legislators

    Riley County commissioners, staff and state legislators shared breakfast Thursday morning in the commission chambers to discuss a wide range of matters concerning their constituents. The breakfast was organized by county counselor Clancy Holeman and hosted Sen. Tom Hawk along .

  • Eldredge to perform at concert on Fort Riley

    Country music star Brett Eldredge will perform a free concert, open to the public, at 8 p.m. June 9 on Fort Riley’s Custer Hill. The concert is part of a military appreciation event at Fort Riley sponsored by PlayStation and .

  • MHS lands 13 on all-league baseball team

    Manhattan High coach Don Hess earned honors as Coach of the Year and junior pitcher Jesse Steinbring was picked as Pitcher of the Year by Centennial League baseball members on Tuesday. The Indians put a total of 13 players in the .

  • EPA moves in right direction

    Given that President Obama talks about issues more effectively than he fights for them, it’s far too early to predict much in the way of follow through on the Environmental Protection Agency’s ‘s proposals to reduce carbon emissions. .

  • Credit Wamego High School for sponsoring Honor Flights

    To the Editor: I applaud the Mercury for covering the Honor Flight from Wamego and the faculty of Wamego High School for the organization of the veterans’ flight to Washington, D.C., on May 28, I, too, have been privileged to .

  • Newest Beach museum exhibit a treat for the senses

    The newest exhibition at Kansas State University’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art will show how art appeals to more than the eyes. “Igniting the Senses: Selections from the Permanent Collection” explores the science of multimodal sensory perception — the .

  • Project looks at how actors ‘de-role’ from intense parts

    Actors and actresses have learned many methods of becoming their characters, but how do they leave their character - or de-role - when the role is over? “I asked myself that question,” said Daijah Porchia, a Kansas State University freshman .





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