• Arts, Leisure | January 05, 2014

    Flint Hills Bridal Show, Nathan Corsi and more

    TODAY   Read to Dogs, 2-4 p.m. Read to a certified therapy dog. The dogs have been trained to listen, and they help children relax while reading. Avid readers welcome also. No sign up required. Manhattan Public Library Storytime Room. MONDAY   First Monday

  • Gardening | January 05, 2014

    Clean up Christmas trees for fresh start to 2014


    Dropping needles is common this time of year. The needles are coming from holiday decorations and hopefully not from your landscape plants. The wreath was starting to shed before it even got hung up. It has been repurposed as mulch. The Christmas tree came down

  • Columns | January 05, 2014

    Germans pull off a first: A female defense minister

    Dale R. Herspring Contributing Writer       To most observers it looked like Thomas de Maziere, son of one of Germany’s most famous post-World War II generals, would remain the country’s defense minister.  Most specialists on Germany would agree that he

  • Football |Area Schools | January 05, 2014

    Abilene High teammates key for K-State football

    The home team is behind by one point with just over two minutes to play. A conference victory and eligibility for a bowl game are on the line, but it doesn’t look good for the home team. They have the ball, but way back

  • Local |Education | January 05, 2014

    Wonder Workshop director wins award

    Richard Pitts, director of the Wonder Workshop Children’s museum, received two awards for his work including one from the White House. Pitts co-founded the Wonder Workshop with his wife, Cindy Pitts. In 1995, he became the director of the Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum. His

  • Local |Education | January 05, 2014

    Saint George man gets degree from Nebraska

    Adam LeGrand McKee of Saint George was among more than 1,500 students who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at commencement exercises Dec. 20 and 21. McKee received a master of education degree from the Graduate College.

  • Men's Basketball | January 04, 2014

    Wildcats upset No. 6 OSU, 74-71

    The Kansas State men’s basketball team upset No. 6 Oklahoma State, 74-71, to open Big 12 Conference play at Bramlage Coliseum. For the second straight season, the Wildcats opened the conference schedule with a win over a ranked Cowboys squad, this time beating a Top 10-ranked

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 03, 2014

    Manhattan needs better sports venues, commissioners agree

    City commissioners tossed around a variety of subjects during their annual retreat on Thursday, and also managed to make a bit of news by agreeing with the so-called “Fieldhouse Group” that Manhattan needs a dramatic upgrade to its sports facilities and venues. No one was

  • Local |Business | January 03, 2014

    Local Kmart closing

    The local Kmart is shutting for good. A closing advertising campaign for the store, located at 401 E. Poyntz Ave., is scheduled to begin in The Mercury on Jan. 12 and run through March 30. Kmart has been a fixture in Manhattan since the store opened in 1974. Calls

  • I Wonder |Football | January 03, 2014

    Does Kevin Lockett have any more sons?


    Q: Does Kevin Lockett have any more sons, and if not, why not?

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