Mostly Cloudy



    Patricia Rose “Pat” Falley, 73, of Quinter, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina. She was born Dec. 5, 1941, in Quinter to Michael A. and Mary Ann (Augustine) Younger-Brock-Whitaker. Pat attended Fort Hays State College. She was .


    Phyllis M. Brazzle, 80, of Wamego, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. On Dec. 7, 1934, Phyllis was born to Lawrence and Florence (Jacobs) Jenkins in Stockton, California. .


    James L. “Jim” Carver, 79, died on Monday, June 22, 2015, at the Clay County Medical Center in Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information. Jim was born Feb. 23, 1936, to Irvin and Hazel (Affolter) Carver in Oak Hill. He was .


    Norma Elaine McNair, 87, of Manhattan, passed away peacefully Monday, June 22, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. She worked as a licensed practical nurse in Manhattan for many years. The family provided some of the following information. Norma Elaine Peters was born .

  • Video test

    <iframe width=“560” height=“315” src=“” frameborder=“0” allowfullscreen></iframe>.

  • Leaders flip lids over state’s tax cap

    Area legislators and local government officials expressed their disapproval of the upcoming property tax lid Monday during an intergovernmental meeting. Within the $384 million sales-tax increase passed by the Kansas Legislature to balance the budget is a property tax lid on .

  • Hospital’s minimum wage bump adds $220K to EMS budget

    A minimum wage hike to $11 per hour for some emergency workers through Via Christi’s parent company, Ascension, will account for a budget increase for Riley County Emergency Medical Services by $220,00 annually. The wage increase, announced May 21, starts in July .

  • USD 383 Board to consider buying new Head Start bus

    USD 383 might get a 65-passenger bus to transport Head Start children if the Manhattan-Ogden school board approves a recommendation this week. The school board will consider the purchase at a meeting Wednesday at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. The regular .

  • Man pleads to attempted murder in April shooting

    A Manhattan man charged in connection with an April shooting near Aggieville pleaded no contest to attempted murder Monday afternoon as part of a plea agreement. In Riley County District Court, Dontay Tabron, 21, pleaded no contest to one charge of .

  • Budget bill glitch worries Pottawatomie commissioners

    A glitch in the final funding and budget bill passed by the Kansas Legislature has Pottawatomie County commissioners scrambling to get their representatives to the state capitol one last time. If the glitch isn’t fixed at this Friday’s .

  • Pottawatomie County Commission approves new office facility

    The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday approved a site plan for a new 4,800-square-foot office facility just west of the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and Military Trail Road. John Keller, county planner, and Gregg Webster, zoning administrator, presented the plan .

  • Board president voices concern with block grant funding

    The lack of education finance formula talk this legislative session had two people worried Monday during an intergovernmental luncheon. The state will replace the current school finance formula with block grants for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years, with plans .


Subscribers can access a list of local public employees' 2014 pay records.

You can subscribe for as little as $1.99.

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2016