• Skip ‘Fantastic Four’; go see ‘Rogue Nation’ G.w.clift1

    The story about the making of the latest “Fantastic Four,” just nine years after the last “Fantastic Four” series was launched, is a good deal more interesting than is the movie itself. The film rights to the Marvel Comics superheroes .

  • Office ignores records request

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department has failed to provide The Mercury with a list of people cited for alcohol and other violations at this year’s Country Stampede, held June 24-28. As it has for many years, The Mercury .

  • Mounting state debt matters

    Thanks to Gov. Sam Brown-back and his legislative backers, your children or grand-children born this year will still be paying off $1 billion in new state debt in the year 2045. Of course, this assumes that your children and grandchildren will choose .

  • From the Land of Kansas announces 2nd-annual tailgating food contest

    Kansas’ agricultural trademark program, From the Land of Kansas, invites tailgaters to participate in its second-annual K-State tailgate contest. The contest, sponsored by Manhattan Hy-Vee, will be Sept. 5, prior to the Kansas State-South Dakota football game. Participants will be challenged .

  • City Park Pool sees No. 2 closure

    City Park Pool closed early Thursday after being contaminated with poop for a second time this summer. On its Facebook page, the Manhattan Parks and Recreation department advised keeping children home if they are experiencing signs of illness. The department .

  • Warmack putting spring behind him

    The possibilities were endless. First year on campus and ready to play college football, he thought. After all, he was coming off one of the best careers of anyone from the Kansas City area. Dalvin Warmack could not be stopped. .

  • Speedy PD races coming up on Aug. 29

    The seventh annual Speedy PD 5K/10K and Family Run will be held on Aug. 29, at Tuttle Creek State Park. Participants will have the opportunity to run in one of two USATF certified courses, or hit the routes for a .

  • Manhattan High to begin fall practices

    Athletics at Manhattan High get started on Monday with meetings and initial practices this week. For football, players will meet at the MHS West practice fields on Monday from 7-9:30 a.m. as well as 3-5:30 p.m. All ninth .

  • Keeping City Pool open a good move

    As have many of the city’s pool patrons, we’ve questioned the city’s decision to all but shut down the city’s pools in mid-August. Yes, we know that’s when the school year begins, and kids can’.

  • Ray’s in Manhattan to close; Plaza West owner selling center

    Ray’s Apple Market in Manhattan is closing, and the shopping center where the store resides will be under new ownership. Store officials said they made the decision last week after failing to come to a new lease agreement with .

  • County approves 2016 budget

    Riley County commissioners Thursday approved a tax increase to fund the 2016 county budget. Commissioners held a public hearing during Thursday’s commission meeting before voting. They addressed concerns from residents and department representatives about funding cuts to the 2016 budget, which .

  • Teachers approve contract with district

    USD 383 teachers on Thursday approved their contract with the district for the 2015-16 school year, which includes a $125 increase to base pay and a fully-funded health insurance option. Teachers won’t receive an automatic pay raise for experience. “It was .


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