• Superbly said, MHS forensics team

    Winning a state high school championship in any activity, academic or athletic, is an impressive feat. Winning two in a row — and three in four years — as the Manhattan High School forensics team under the leadership of Shawn Rafferty has .

  • Mercury wants to make jobs tougher for teachers

    To the Editor: This is in response to the April 30 editorial in the Mercury about morale in the Manhattan-Ogden School District. Someone had apparently decided that taking away coffee pots and micro-fridges from teachers would save $40,000 or some such amount.&.

  • Belligerence won’t help achieve Middle East peace

    To the Editor: A few actual foreign policy facts for your resident hate-columnist, Dale R. Herspring.  1. Iran has the RIGHT to peaceful nuclear development under the non-proliferation treaty signed years ago. It is a treaty that Israel refuses to .

  • ‘Age of Adaline’ suffers from over explanation Christopher.conner

    In “Age of Adaline,” Blake Lively stars in the title role. Under an assumed name, Adaline purchases the papers for a false identity. The young forger explains some of the features that make his IDs so convincing. Adaline questions why .

  • Researcher finds exercise helps cancer treatments

    A Kansas State University researcher has found that fast-walking or light jogging on a regular basis can improve cancer treatments. Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology Brad Behnke has found a link between moderate exercise and better recoveries in cancer patients. .

  • Arts calendar includes ‘Sinatra,’ university choirs in Kansas City

    Finish off the semester by enjoying the arts at Kansas State University. Events listed are sponsored by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art; the School Music, Theatre, and Dance; and the McCain Performance Series. Admission is free and open .


    Lillian Louise Rowe, 89, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Overbrook. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home..


    Mona Ruth Padgett, 85, of Manhattan, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. She was born July 18, 1929, in Altus, Arkansas, and had been a Manhattan resident since 1950. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen .

  • Heavy rains cause flooding in Manhattan

    A number of cars were stranded or covered completely by flood waters on Monday after heavy rain and thunderstorms hit Manhattan. The National Weather Service reported 3-6 inches in some places, causing flooding from Manhattan Town Center to the K-State .

  • Suspect named in Aggieville shooting Shooting a1.phatch

    Police have named the man arrested connection with a shooting in Aggieville early Sunday morning that injured two people. Mark Self Jr., 31, of Manhattan, reportedly fired a gun just after 1 a.m. near the 600 block of North 12th Street, according .

  • Early childhood educator retiring after 37 years at Hoeflin Neighbor2.phatch

    The Hoeflin Stone House on the campus of Kansas State University has been around since 1866. Over the years, the building has served many roles, ranging from a family homestead to the university’s poultry husbandry department. But since 1978, the building .

  • City to hear revised Islamic Center plan

    The Manhattan City Commission again will consider rezoning the Islamic Center of Manhattan’s land for a proposed apartment complex. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The Islamic Center wants to rezone its land from a .


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