• Man convicted of murder up for parole after 25 years John-l.-moss-150x1501

    A Manhattan man convicted of second-degree murder in 1990 is coming up for parole. John Moss, 43, is one of 25 Kansas Department of Corrections inmates scheduled for parole hearings in June, according to the department’s website. He could be released as .

  • Indians win 10 events to open season

    The Manhattan High track team saw solid performances on a cool day in Topeka on Thursday, picking up several golds at the Jerry Beardslee Invitational at Washburn Rural. On the boys’ side, Chris Martin won the 400 meters with a time .

  • Marionette group will have two shows at McCain on April 13

    The internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes will offer two shows at Kansas State University on Sunday, April 13, as part of the McCain Performance Series. “Simple Gifts” will be presented at 5 p.m. and “Life in Motion” at 7:30 p.m., both in .

  • Symphony in the Flint Hills tickets to go on sale Saturday

    Tickets for this year’s Symphony in the Flint Hills go on sale Saturday. The event, which offers live music in a different Flint Hills location each year, will take place June 14 at Rosalia Ranch in Butler County. The Kansas .

  • School finance, and then some

    We don’t know the details of the school finance bill the Kansas House of Representatives will approve, but it’s hard to imagine it being less constructive than the Senate version. The Senate bill, approved late Thursday, would increase .

  • Time, talents of volunteers are immensely appreciated

    To the Editor: National Volunteer Week, which begins Sunday, is designed to recognize all volunteers and celebrate the spirit of service in a community. RSVP of the Flint Hills, a volunteer center with over more than 350 individuals age 55 and older, .

  • Pride Prom an occasion specifically for LGBT youth

    To the Editor: Flint Hills Pride Prom will be from 7 to 11 p.m. this Saturday, April 5. This event was started for LGBT youth to have a prom experience with the date of their choice and dress as they choose. It .

  • ‘West Side Story’ sticks with what works Christopher.conner1

    McCain Auditorium started off a busy April on Thursday with a performance of “West Side Story.” Set in the mid 1950s Upper West Side of New York City this “Romeo and Juliet” inspired musical centers on two teen gangs fighting .

  • Mercury Bingo begins Sunday Jamie.phatch

    Hey, Mercury readers, it’s time you had a little fun. And maybe a lot of money. The Manhattan Mercury on Sunday will launch its first-ever BINGO contest. The top prize: $500. Here’s how it works: • Inserted in the paper .


    Dr. Maurice Earl “Buzz” Star, 80, died at Good Shepherd Hospice in Manhattan Friday after a six-month struggle with cancer. Buzz was born Nov. 12, 1933 in Topeka, the son of Robert Morton and Alice Lorene Brown Stark. The family moved to Clovis, .


    Margaret Lucille Ferris, 92, of Frankfort, died March 28, at Frankfort Care Home. Funeral service was Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Frankfort. Burial was in Barrett Cemetery near Frankfort..


    George W. Easton, age 62, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born Jan. 13, 1952, in Pontiac, Mich., the son of James Watson and Sara Elizabeth (Williams) Easton.  George grew up in Clarkston, Mich., and .


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