• After Hours offers late-night activities

    Erika Davis said the biggest appeal to K-State After Hours events is a phrase that will get any college student’s attention: free stuff. Davis, the program adviser for the Union Program Council, said the After Hours committee, which is .

  • Carmike officially confirms new theater

    Manhattan Town Center and Carmike on Friday officially confirmed the building of a new 13-screen movie theater in Manhattan. As The Mercury first reported in March, the facility will be built on the location of the former Sears store. Demolition .

  • Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, August 17, 2015 9:00 – JWG 9:00 Bennett, Glenn Status (15 CR 185 Domestic Battery) JJC III 9:00 Borden, Antoine SENTENCING (15 CR 193 Poss. Of MJ, Poss. Of DP) JWG III 9:00 Burton, James Arr. (15 CR 183 Agg. Battery w/DUI, Battery) JWG III 9:00 Carson, Douglas SENTENCING (15 CR 21 Felony Theft) .

  • RCPD meth bust nets 10

    Riley County Police Department officers on Thursday executed a series of search warrants that led to 10 arrests and the seizure of more than 7 pounds of methamphetamine. Police executed five search warrants in Riley County — four of them in Leonardville and .

  • Downtown escape room to task participants with puzzles

    Solving your way out of a room filled with puzzles may not be a common recreational activity, but it’s an opportunity that will soon be available in downtown Manhattan. Locked Manhattan, which its owners describe as “an immersive escape .

  • Do police have a special tool to break vehicle windows? Wonder1

    Q: Summer is winding down, but the danger of children or pets left in hot vehicles hasn’t gone away. Do police carry anything to help break windows? A: Yes, police will be able to break your car window in .

  • Pie Five nears deal with Varney’s for personal pizza in Aggieville Varneys.mercury

    Exit Pizza Hut, enter Pie Five. The reduction in pizza restaurants in Aggieville after Pizza Hut closed at the end of July seems temporary with the tentative arrival of Pie Five in March. The fast casual restaurant where you craft .

  • Terrorists with chemical weapons…

    Few contemporary fighting forces know the value of terror and are willing to use it quite like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The Islamic State, better known as ISIS or simply IS, doesn’t just kill its enemies .

  • Skip ‘Fantastic Four’; go see ‘Rogue Nation’ G.w.clift1

    The story about the making of the latest “Fantastic Four,” just nine years after the last “Fantastic Four” series was launched, is a good deal more interesting than is the movie itself. The film rights to the Marvel Comics superheroes .

  • Office ignores records request

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department has failed to provide The Mercury with a list of people cited for alcohol and other violations at this year’s Country Stampede, held June 24-28. As it has for many years, The Mercury .

  • Mounting state debt matters

    Thanks to Gov. Sam Brown-back and his legislative backers, your children or grand-children born this year will still be paying off $1 billion in new state debt in the year 2045. Of course, this assumes that your children and grandchildren will choose .

  • From the Land of Kansas announces 2nd-annual tailgating food contest

    Kansas’ agricultural trademark program, From the Land of Kansas, invites tailgaters to participate in its second-annual K-State tailgate contest. The contest, sponsored by Manhattan Hy-Vee, will be Sept. 5, prior to the Kansas State-South Dakota football game. Participants will be challenged .


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