• Manhattan Catholic Schools grateful for auction support

    To the Editor: Thank you to all the individuals, businesses and volunteers who contributed to the success of the Manhattan Catholic Schools 32nd benefit auction, “Fall in the Flint Hills,” Sept.26 at the St. Thomas More Utopia Room. A special .

  • Privatizing USPS would end universal mail access

    To the Editor: This is in response to the editorial, “Privatize the Postal Service,” by the Orange County, Calif., Register that appeared in the Mercury on Sept. 30. The article contains many of the canned talking points that “postal privateers” have .

  • China presents growing challenges to U.S.

    While much attention late last month in Washington focused on Pope Francis and the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner, the visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping may have more important long-term impact. Replacing Boehner will be a challenge. Congressional .

  • ‘Legally Blonde,’ Kevin Hart, Promenade and more

    Ben Hopper Contributing writer   SUNDAY A & H Pumpkin Patch, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Featuring hayrack rides, train rides, milking cow, petting zoo, giant slide, corn pit, hay bale maze, bounce houses, zip line, friendly fire and much more.  .

  • Stark named to Dean’s list

    Austin Peay State University recently named Emily Stark, of Wamego, to its Dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester. Stark earned a GPA of 3.5 or greater, according to a release from the school..

  • 2 area students graduate from FHSU

    HAYS — Two area students are among the 400 who completed their degrees at Fort Hays State University in the summer 2015 term. Kristina Marie Vanhorn of Manhattan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology, and Tera Marie Ingalsbe graduated with a .

  • Vet students earn scholarships

    Four Kansas State University veterinary students received scholarship awards at the recent annual conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners in New Orleans. Two fourth-year veterinary students, Lacey Robinson, Olsburg, and Jacob Hagenmaier, Randolph, received the $5,000 American Association of .

  • Finding what you need at the Old Hardware Store

    Let’s go to Japan, where a buyer has ordered an antique cabinet accessory. The authentic antique has now arrived. From where do you suppose it was shipped? Yes, it came from halfway around the world, from a remarkable business .

  • Oak trees prove to be irritating Greggeyestone1

    Our national tree of choice is the oak. There are 58 species native to North America. Kansas has 11 oaks that naturally occur. I have bur and chestnut, also called chinquapin oak, occurring on my property. These acorn-producing trees easily pollinate with .

  • Two people injured in vehicle crash on US-24

    Two people were injured in a vehicle accident Thursday on Highway 24, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department said Friday. Raymond Brase of Wamego was driving a red Chevy Cobalt west on US-24. As he made a left turn onto Salzer .

  • Pokes rally to edge K-State, Cook Kstatecolor1.mercury

    STILLWATER, Okla. — Two weeks ago Kody Cook caught the game-winning touchdown in the third overtime to beat Louisiana Tech. On Saturday, the senior receiver was throwing the touchdown passes. After quarterback Joe Hubener was forced from the game when he .

  • Wildcats fall in five at TCU

    FORT WORTH, Texas — The Kansas State volleyball team erased a two-set deficit on Saturday at TCU, but the Horned Frogs hit .368 in the fifth to stave off the comeback attempt as the Wildcats fell, 3-2 (25-23, 25-19, 21-25, 17-25, 15-9), .


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