Saturday, July 2, 2016


  • June 25, 2016

    Jellison named sports editor

    Joel Jellison has been named The Mercury’s sports editor. Jellison has worked for the newspaper for more than eight years, covering all sports for six area high schools, including Manhattan High. He was named interim sports editor following the resignation of Josh Kinder, who

  • June 25, 2016

    People’s Grocery hires general manager

    The People’s Grocery Cooperative Exchange hired Hady Mendez as its new general manager. Mendez joined the team on June 1. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the store . Mendez has more than 20 years of experience in financial services, technology and business development. Most recently, she

  • June 25, 2016

    Prairie Fire Winery wins gold medal

    Prairie Fire Winery received a Gold medal, a Silver medal, and 3 Bronze medals in the 23rd Annual Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition in Mystic, Connecticut. The competition was held May 28 and included wines from across the nation and as far away as Italy. American

  • June 25, 2016

    502 Media hires operations director

    502 Media Group, a full-service advertising agency in Manhattan, hired Tom Roesler as the company’s operations director. In his new role, Roesler will work to connect the long-range strategic goals of the organization with the short and mid-range tactical activities of day-to-day operations. Previously, Roesler

  • Arts & Leisure | June 25, 2016

    In a place where memories can be blurry, couple’s makeshift photo booth captures Stampede moments

    Lawn chairs, red Solo cups and cans of beer accompany sunburned yet smiling faces that while away the hours as they wait to see their favorite acts perform at Country Stampede. Over the 21 years since Stampede’s inception, the art of filling that time includes

  • Court Calendar | June 25, 2016

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    This is NOT an official court calendar and is subject to change. Monday, June 27, 2016 9:00 – DIV III 10:30 10:30 Beerbower, Cecil ISH (14 CR 466 Domestic Battery; Criminal Threat) JJC I 10:30 Bokelman, Jason SENTENCING (16 CR 7 Aggravated Battery) JJC I 10:30 Eakes, Erika Status (16 CR 281 Domestic Battery, etc.) JJC I 10:30 Jimenez, Jose

  • Court Calendar | June 25, 2016

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    This is NOT an official court calendar and is subject to change. Monday, June 20, 106 9:00 – DIV III 9:00 Abudayyeh, Nadal SENTENCING (16 CR 249 Poss. of MJ) BKD III 9:00 Adolph, Cade Status (16 TR 142 DUI [4th]) KSL III 9:00 Austin, Jennifer Status (03 CR 147 Endangering Child) BRW III 9:00 Austin, Jennifer Status (01 CR 748

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 24, 2016

    GOP looks to pass schools plan

    Top Republicans hoped Friday to push an education funding plan through the Kansas Legislature that would satisfy a court mandate and end the looming threat that public schools across the state may have to shut down. But GOP leaders faced misgivings from some lawmakers that

  • Local |Business | June 24, 2016

    Dierks Bentley highlights first night of festival


    “Let’s blow out these city lights!” The first words out of country crooner Dierks Bentley’s mouth Thursday were met with screams, cheering and applause at the opening night of the 21st-annual Country Stampede. Bentley was the headliner for the evening. “I think Stampede

  • Local |Business | June 24, 2016

    Metal-loving Mercury reporter goes country… sort of


    As I drove over the Tuttle Creek Dam and looked down into the makeshift city propped up on the state park’s campgrounds for this weekend’s Country Stampede, I counted my blessings for the ominous clouds that suppressed the heat instead of anyone’s

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