• County approves road funding

    Riley County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a measure to use sales tax money for two road projects. The county’s public works director Leon Hobson presented the details about the projects at a county meeting. An asphalt overlay project .

  • A new chapter for retiring Lee librarian Neighbor.phatch

    Patty McCrary has spent a lot of time at Lee Elementary School — in fact, much of her life. McCrary, a librarian who is retiring after this school year, started as a student, and after finishing her additional education and getting .

  • K-State money expert offers tips for spring-cleaning your finances

    It’s spring-cleaning time, when we rid our home of dust and clutter that have accumulated over the year — but what about the financial clutter? A Kansas State University personal financial planner says this is the perfect time of year .

  • Nature: spectacular and destructive

    If humanity hasn’t been humbled in the past few days, it has at least been reminded how little control we have over nature. For example, area residents might not have heard of Ensenada, Chile, until last week. That changed .

  • Uncertainty hampers planning

    In its April 17 editorial, The Mercury criticized the Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education for hesitating to end the school year early. The editors also questioned not only the board’s sincerity in dealing with budget cuts but also the actual need .


    Helen M. Whiteman, 97, of Manhattan, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills. The family provided some of the following information. Helen was born in Hill City, the daughter of James O. and Anna Raymond McVey. She graduated from the local high .

  • KSU to host touring Shakespeare exhibit

    A nearly 400-year-old collection of William Shakespeare’s plays will make a stop in Manhattan. Kansas State University will host an exhibition featuring a rare “First Folio” of the Bard’s plays in February 2016. The folio was assembled by two .


    Robert Gerald Rogers, 73, of St. George, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at his home. He was born to Samuel Nicholas Rogers Sr. and Marion Katazna Drapazck Rogers on June 16, 1941, in Oswego, New York. He attended Luckey High School in Manhattan, graduating in 1959. .


    Linda Hamilton, 75, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wamego. Linda is survived by a daughter, Michelle Chambers of St. Marys; three sons, David and Sue Chambers of .


    Bonita Leah Burgman, 86, of Leonardville, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. She was born on June 14, 1928, in Randolph, the daughter of Fred and Hattie (Miller) Burgman. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home..

  • ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ solid entertainment G.w.clift1

    The last K-State Theater production of the year will run through next weekend in Chapman Theater, Nichols Hall. It is Guest Director Ross Evans’s version of Hart and Kaufman’s “You Can’t Take It With You,” and it .

  • Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, April 27, 2015 9:00 – BCF 9:00   Andrews, Tevin   Status (15 CR 160 Dom Batt, CDP, Crim Trespass)  JJC   III 9:00   Atwood, Allison   Status (15 CR 227 Poss. of DP, DWS [1st])  JWG   III 9:00   Baca, Brent   Status (15 CR 196 Dis. .


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