• Four K-State football games selected for TV

    Four of Kansas State’s 2014 football games are among the Big 12 Conference’s early national television selections, highlighted by the Sept. 18 matchup with SEC Champion Auburn. On Thursday, the league announced, television designations for the opening three weeks of the .

  • MHS baseball advances to state semis

    LAWRENCE — It wasn’t the way the team drew it up, but the Manhattan High baseball team advanced to Friday’s semifinal with a 1-0 pitcher’s-duel win against Junction City Thursday afternoon at KU’s Hoglund Ballpark. The Indians .

  • Wamego hails vets as they return from capital trip Honorflight01.phatch

    WAMEGO — Veterans and Wamego High School students stepped off the charter bus to much fanfare Wednesday night. Family, friends, and community members packed the high school’s main entrance and welcomed them back after a 43-hour Honor Flight trip to .

  • County pursuing prenatal care grant

    The Riley County Commission approved of the Riley County Health Department’s efforts in obtaining a grant from the March of Dimes “Becoming a Mom” program. The grant would give the department roughly $20,000 to help educate expectant mothers in the .

  • Even after decision, some at K-State fighting Regents’ social media policy Nel - mug.phatch

    The fight isn’t over for opponents of a Kansas Board of Regents social media policy that was finalized earlier this month. Faculty and staff members at Kansas’ Regents universities say they’ll continue to contest the board’s policy, .

  • Solider death ruled a suicide

    JUNCTION CITY – Preliminary autopsy results indicate a Fort Riley soldier found dead in his apartment earlier this week died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said Wednesday afternoon. The Junction City Police Department on Monday responded to 1731 North Park Drive .

  • $550,000 gift will benefit K-State Proud campaign

    A gift of $550,000 from Kansas State University alumna Mary Vanier of Manhattan will benefit the K-State Proud Student Opportunity Awards fund. K-State Proud is a student-led, nationally recognized fundraising campaign for the university. Guided by the leadership of the Student .

  • Blood can be most precious gift

    Haevyn Stoddard, the 21-month-old pictured on the front page of Wednesday’s Mercury, is a little knockout. And, as her parents, Dustin and Brandi Stoddard, well know, she is lucky to be alive. When she was just four months old, .

  • Auditorium renovations should be city’s priority

    To the Editor: It appears that sometime after 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, in City Hall, Manhattan’s city commissioners will discuss and maybe vote on two big issues. One is the almost $2 million in new Parks and Recreation office space .


    Joyce Brummett, 73, of Wamego died Monday, May 26, 2014, near Alma. Joyce was born Dec. 21, 1940, in West Frankfort, Ill. In July 1958, she married Jerry Brummett in Hurst, Ill. They later divorced. Joyce sold real estate during the early 1980s. She worked as .


    Wanda Mae Johnson, 78, of Manhattan died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on Feb. 26, 1926, in Pontiac, Ill. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, .

  • Nothing on agenda this weekend

    School’s out, summer’s just beginning and the pace of Manhattan is slowing down a bit. For the past few months, it has been go go go. Finally, an event (or non-event) to celebrate having a little more free .


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