Partly Cloudy



    John T. ‘Jack’ Warren, 84, died after a brief illness Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, in his room at Meadowlark Hills. He was a Manhattan businessman, scholar, and musician. Jack was born in Evanston, Illinois, on Oct. 6, 1931. A service celebrating his life will be .


    Ethel M. Chapman, 103, of Keats, died Thursday, October 20, 2016, at her residence. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Feb. 18, 1913, south of Manhattan in the Sunnyside neighborhood. She was the daughter of Robert and Lena ( Oesterhaus) .


    Hartland Hearing coordinators receive training Hartland Hearing Care Center’s patient care coordinators, Kaitlin Reinhardt and Diane Lindsey, received continuing education at the 2016 Audibel Professional Practice Ambassador Training Series in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. This one-day course included best practices to .

  • K-State volleyball f inishes well against WVU

    The first set between Kansas State and West Virginia had just come to an end Saturday night at Ahearn Fieldhouse. Music blared. Roars pierced the gym. K-State was in the driver’s seat. Or so it seemed. The Wildcats dispatched .

  • MHS boys win regional, girls take 2nd

    The Manhattan High cross country took a step toward the state meet on Saturday. The boys won the regional meet and the girls finished runners-up at Warner Park. “Both teams came to play today, the girls and the boys,” head .

  • Wamego’s playoff hopes dashed

    Perched atop a press box Friday night in Wamego, a Red Raider assistant coach cursed and ripped his headset off in the biting cold. His Wamego High football team was already trailing district opponent McPherson 21-0 in the third quarter, .

  • Frankfort tops Wetmore with strong 1st half

    Frankfort put up 41 points in the first half and beat Wetmore, 61-16, on Friday night. Freshman quarterback Branden Bussmann had a solid night, scoring two touchdowns on 8- and 18-yard runs. He also had one through the air, a 31-yard .

  • K-State dominates clock in 1st half vs. Texas

    Kansas State’s offense performed almost optimally — for the first half anyway. The Wildcats held onto the ball for more than 23 minutes in the first half, while Texas’ offense was on the field for less than seven. “That is what .

  • Ertz overcomes errors on way to solid game

    Jesse Ertz made mistakes Saturday afternoon against Texas. He threw an interception and later lost the ball on a fumble, and Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder was quick to note Ertz could have been better. But the junior made .

  • SPOOKED: Junction City haunted house returns to frighten the masses

    It’s that spooky time of year again. Zombie Toxin Haunted House, 417 N. Franklin St. in Junction City, is ready to scare the neighborhood once again as part of the Halloween tradition of haunted houses. The local haunt is based .

  • How to help young trees take root

    Recently, I planted a young container-grown tree. I followed the directions in the recent publication “How to Plant a Container-Grown Tree” by K-State Research and Extension. It is available at the office or on-line at Spreading out .

  • ‘Talking Tombstones’ brings history to life

    ‘If only those tombstones could talk.’ Have you ever had that thought while visiting a cemetery? Today we’ll meet a rural community that is giving a voice to fascinating histories of the past. Karen Sturm is tourism coordinator for .


Subscribers can access a list of local public employees' 2014 pay records.

You can subscribe for as little as $1.99.

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2016