• Don’t hate the Trumpster; he’s right on a lot of issues

    To the Editor: It is widespread practice in the very top echelons of the Republican Party to accuse Donald Trump of “killing the Republican Party.” The Republicans I talk to generally, as well as increasing numbers of Democrats, see Mr. .


    Donald P. “Don” Pickering Jr., 65, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at his residence near Manhattan. He was born on Dec. 30, 1949. He was the son of Donald P. Sr. and Helen A. (Caldwell) Pickering. Mr. Pickering was a longtime resident of .

  • NNA honors Mercury staff with 4 writing awards

    The Mercury received four awards in the National Newspaper Association contest, the results of which were released Tuesday. Sports editor Joshua Kinder won first place in the sports story or series category for his coverage of former Wildcat basketball player .


    Larry Dean Rundus, 70, died Sunday, July 12, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. He was son of Elmer Charles Rundus and Ann Josephine (Spurney) Rundus and was born in Belleville on June 16, 1945. Larry was educated in the Pleasant View .

  • Live music, home brewing, crawfest and more

    This weekend brings a variety of live music options. The 2006 South by Southwest Austin Musician of the Year, Jon Dee Graham and the Fighting Cocks, will be performing at 9 p.m. Thursday at Auntie Mae’s. There is a $5 cover .

  • Clerk: Armed man calm during liquor store robbery

    Police are searching for a man who used a gun to rob a liquor store in downtown Manhattan Wednesday night. Steffon Hamilton was working the counter at Fifths Liquor, 505 Leavenworth St., when a man walked in at 10:15 p.m., threw .

  • Wolford excited about NFL opportunity Wolford.mercury

    With more than 19 years in coaching, Eric Wolford had yet to test the waters of the NFL. This season, Wolford will finally make his NFL debut as an assistant offensive line coach for the San Francisco 49ers and their new .

  • Rovelto added to Team USA Olympics staff B8.5.15.05.ksutr.cliff.mercury

    Kansas State track and field head coach Cliff Rovelto was named to the Team USA staff as an assistant coach for the men’s team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, USATF announced Wednesday. Wrapping up his 23.

  • Three Wildcats earn preseason Big 12 honors

    Three Kansas State football players — safety Dante Barnett, fullback Glenn Gronkowski and offensive lineman Cody Whitehair — were each named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team on Wednesday, as voted on by media representatives who cover the league. Whitehair is a two-time .

  • Headquarters unit returns from building Iraqi army Army3.mercury

    Fort Riley soldiers recently returned from helping Iraqi soldiers fight the Islamic State. The 500 soldiers from Fort Riley’s 1st Infantry Division’s Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion returned home last month from a nine-month deployment, which was the first time .

  • City to publish 2.95-mill increase

    Manhattan city commissioners decided on a property tax level they could accept. It’s now up to city administrators to get it there. The commission had its final budget meeting Tuesday. The commission didn’t vote because the meeting was .

  • Board lifts teacher licensure requirement for 6 districts

    TOPEKA — Six school districts in Kansas, including Marysville, will now be able to hire people to teach without having licenses after the Kansas State Board of Education passed a controversial measure Tuesday. The board approved a licensure waiver proposal in .


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