Sunday, November 29, 2015


  • Books | July 13, 2014

    ‘Remedy’ discusses evolution of meds

    A staple in graduate school was Kuhn’s “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions,” fascinating to anyone interested in problem solving because it describes the sometimes non-linear progress from problem to hypothesis, to theory, to solution or temporary solution.  Goetz explains the convoluted maze scientists

  • Gardening | July 13, 2014

    Plan for summer harvest


    Growing your own food lets you control the quality at harvest. In other words, you can pick your crop at its peak of perfection for eating. Preferences may vary among people but there are some baseline recommendations for quality. Zucchini summer squash is a poster

  • Editorials | July 12, 2014

    Wheat yields have grown dramatically

    Interesting historical note that’s worthy of reflection: Kansas had a bumper wheat crop in 1889. Fields produced about 19.2 bushels per acre, a figure that wasn’t beaten until 1914, when the yield hit 20 bushels per acre. We note this because it was prominently published in an

  • Local |Business | July 12, 2014

    Prairiewood Retreat opens new venue

    Prairiewood Retreat and Preserve opened its second accommodations venue, the StoneHouse at Prairiewood. Originally constructed in 1860 by early Manhattan pioneer Sam Kimble, this historic landmark has been restored into a second guest house for Prairiewood guests. Now equipped with every modern amenity, the original hand-hewn

  • Arts, Leisure | July 12, 2014

    Kansas country singer takes big stage

    From a small town to the big stage. That’s a journey which many entertainers have attempted, and it is a tough road. Today we’ll meet a singer-songwriter who is making such a journey. He is not forgetting his small town roots. In fact,

  • Local |Education | July 12, 2014

    MHS alumna graduates from Berkeley Law School

    Carrie C. Hall received her Juris Doctor from Berkeley Law School in California. Hall is a 2005 graduate of Manhattan High School and a 2009 graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago. In September, she will begin a position with the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office. Hall

  • Local |Education | July 12, 2014

    USD 383 educators recognized for tech use

    Discovery Education has named Manhattan-Ogden Unified School District 383 educators STAR Discovery Educators for their commitment to harnessing digital learning to inspire students’ curiosity and prepare them for future careers. STAR Discovery Educators are members of the Discovery Educator Network (DEN), a global community of educators

  • Columns | July 12, 2014

    Japan opens a new era for military

    While attention has been focused on Ukraine, Iraq and the Middle East, something has occurred on the other side of the world that carries just as much risk for our security: The New York Times put it well with its story, “Japan Announces a Military

  • Court Calendar | July 11, 2014

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, July 14, 2014 9:00 – JJC 9:00 Ayers, Shannon Status (14 CR 255 Dom Batt, DWS) JJC III 9:00 Batson, Joseph Motion for Parole (13 TR 2331 DUI #3) BRW III 9:00 Black, Benita SENTENCING (14 CR 172 Making False Info) BRW III 9:00 Brannon, Dawn Status (13 CR 324 Checks, if not paid) BRW III 9:00 Burd, Akwete Status (14 CR 224 Viol

  • Editorials | July 11, 2014

    Take a lesson from Texas

    We’d like to advise the leaders of the Kansas system of higher education: Don’t mess with Texas. University of Texas President Bill Powers was kicked out of office Thursday in a complicated political wrestling match with Gov. Rick Perry and his allies. Powers

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2012

Reproduction of any kind is prohibited without written consent.