Sunday, May 29, 2016


  • Editorials | May 24, 2016

    Taliban still won’t be tamed

    Americans who were glad to learn that Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, the leader of the Taliban, had been killed over the weekend in a drone strike in Pakistan ought to realize that not even U.S. leaders are sure what it means for peace between Afghanistan

  • Pro Sports | May 24, 2016

    Perez, Royals rout Twins


    MINNEAPOLIS — Salvador Perez and the Kansas City Royals have been off to a slow start in defense of their World Series championship. Now that Perez has found his swing, the Royals appear primed to go on a run. Perez had a career-high five hits, including

  • May 24, 2016

    Dowdle leaving K-State for position at CAA

    Clint Dowdle is joining the coaches division of the Creative Artists Agency. Dowdle, who spent three years as associate athletic director/chief of staff for K-State will return home to his native Memphis, Tenn., where he will work with agents Jimmy Sexton, Trace Armstrong and

  • Movies | May 24, 2016

    Attractions of ‘Nice Guys’ overshadow its weaknesses


    What elements do you want in a movie? If you like action pictures or detective stories, you may want a plausible but fairly complicated story. Movie-goers will get one when they go to see “The Nice Guys,” one of the best half dozen movies in

  • Letters | May 24, 2016

    Roundabouts are here to stay; get used to them

    To the Editor: I read Monday night’s harangue on “turnarounds” with a certain amount of amusement. First, let me say for the longest time I also resisted their allure, but have now conceded their value and safety. Before going merrily on my way, let

  • Manhattan High School | May 24, 2016

    Martin wins Juco 4x800 title

    Former Manhattan High standout Chris Martin helped the Allen County Community College 4x800 relay team win an NJCAA title last week, running the third leg of the race that won in a time of 7:44.57, nearly six seconds faster than the second-place team. Originally signed to

  • General Activities | May 24, 2016

    Optimist Diamonds compete in Wildcat Classic Tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Diamonds 10-and-under softball team played in the Wildcat Classic Tournament in Manhattan this weekend, going undefeated in bracket play Saturday before dropping its first game in bracket play. The Diamonds’ first game against the Fireballs was a close win with a score

  • Area Schools | May 24, 2016

    Rock Creek softball falls to Chapman in regional play

    After facing Chapman last year in the Class 4A-Div. II state semifinal game, Rock Creek was hoping to knock them out of contention to the 2016 state tournament in last week’s regional rematch. But the Mustangs couldn’t get it done, falling 10-6 to the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | May 24, 2016

    Bikers hospitalized after interstate wreck

    Three motorcyclists were hospitalized after a multi-motorcycle wreck on I-70, north of Alma, on Monday. According to a report by the Kansas Highway Patrol, the motorcycles were traveling together when the lead bike, driven by Jimmy Sherman, 64, of Gallup, New Mexico, swerved while braking hard

  • Obituaries | May 24, 2016


    Marc Lamoreaux, 97, Waterville, died Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. The family provided some of the following information.  Marc was born Sept. 12, 1918, in Concordia, to Henry G. and Iva M. (Knudsen) Lamoreaux. He graduated from Waterville High School with the

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2012

Reproduction of any kind is prohibited without written consent.