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  • School year isn’t here quite yet

    Manhattan students who think the school year is upon them ought to be glad they’re not teachers. Students still have two full weeks of summer, which might seem like the blink of an eye to them (but might be .

  • Infant-toddler services a community asset

    To the Editor: I have appreciated the Mercury’s recent attention to services for children with special needs. It is important that families are aware of what is available to them so they can make informed choices that support their .

  • Question of NBAF release is when, not if

    To the Editor: Could someone please remind me why we are supposed to be happy that NBAF will study even more deadly diseases? When the lab operates on Plum Island, the releases from accidents (or intentional mistakes) blow out to .

  • ‘Vacation’ not very funny, but at least it’s short

    The “National Lampoon’s Vacation” series of movies began with characters imagined by John Hughes. Hughes was a real talent who dominated the movie comedy world during the 1980s. His films include “Pretty in Pink,” “Home Alone,” “Ferris Bueller’s .

  • Couple takes beekeeping hobby to Zimbabwe town Neighbor1.mercury

    Husband and wife Bob and Marian Brandenburg didn’t expect they’d be going to Africa to help spread the knowledge of one of their favorite hobbies: beekeeping. The Brandenburgs of Manhattan went to Zimbabwe for the first time this .

  • Wildcats add linebacker to 2016 class

    Kansas State added its first defensive player to the 2016 recruiting class over the weekend by picking up a commitment from a linebacker. Jimmy McKinney — from Oologah, Okla. — gave the Wildcats his verbal commitment on Sunday, becoming the eighth member of .

  • At Manhattan lab, researchers likely to study more diseases

    PLUM ISLAND, N.Y. — Plum Island, the 840-acre piece of land off the eastern tip of New York is so enigmatic it has long been the subject of sci-fi novels and local myths.  Before it became the site of .

  • Microbrews generate buzz at festival Brew1.mercury

    Manhattan showcased microbrews, area spirits and wines Saturday during its second annual Rhythm and Brews festival. The festival’s beer tasting in City Park pavilion more than doubled in size from last year, said Marcia Rozell, tourism and sales manager .

  • Nichols found guilty of attempted murder

    A Riley County jury on Friday found a Kansas City man guilty of attempted first-degree murder for his role in the 2013 death of a Manhattan man. Anthony Nichols was originally charged with first-degree murder for shooting 68-year-old John Burroughs, but .

  • Arraignment set for man accused of May shooting

    A Manhattan man will be arraigned this month on two charges of attempted murder for his connection to a May shooting that injured two people in Aggieville. In a preliminary hearing Friday in Riley County District Court, several witnesses said .

  • MAC’s ‘Rent’ show to highlight lessons of love and loss Rent1.mercury

    Jonathan Larson’s 1996 Broadway musical “Rent” is a tribute to love in all its forms. An upcoming production at Manhattan Arts Center seeks to adhere as closely as possible to the original version, said director Penny Cullers. Living in New .

  • K-State Salina grad fulfills dream in the Navy’s Blue Angels

    Navy Lt. Andrew Talbott spends most of his time in the sky, which is where he’s always wanted to be. Talbott, a 2005 graduate of Kansas State University Salina, is serving his second year as a Blue Angel for the .


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