• Coggins resigns from K-State staff Cogginscolor.phatch

    Kansas State women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mittie announced on Wednesday that assistant coach Claire Coggins has resigned from her position on the staff and a search for her replacement will begin immediately. “We appreciate the hard work that .

  • MHS swimmers 2nd at home meet Luannjung100yardbackstroke.phatch

    On a day when every team not named Lawrence Free State was competing for second, that’s exactly what the Manhattan High girls’ swim team got on Wednesday afternoon. The Firebirds, which finished as Class 6A state runner-up a season .

  • Wildcats open spring football practice

    On-field preparations for the 2015 football season began Wednesday, as Kansas State took the field for the first of 14 practices leading up to the Purple/White Spring Game on April 25 at Sporting Park in Kansas City. Beginning Wednesday, K-State will practice .

  • MHS baseball looking to reload in ‘15

    Last season, the Manhattan High baseball team took third place at the Class 6A state tournament and graduated 13 seniors off its 17-member roster. As his team gears up for Friday’s season-opening doubleheader against Topeka High at Norvell Field, Manhattan .

  • Wicked Marathon, Half-Marathon draw nearly 300

    WAMEGO — Organizers of the Body First Wicked Marathon and Half Marathon last Saturday deemed the annual event a huge success, as participation numbers swelled and downtown was filled with folks seeing all that Wamego has to offer. Doug Sellers, owner .

  • Weber announces 2015 summer camp schedule

    Kansas State men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber has announced his summer camp schedule for area youth on the university campus. Weber, along with his coaching staff, will direct these summer camps, which begin with the first of two Father/.

  • Rock Creek baseball sweeps Osage City

    The Rock Creek baseball team opened the season with a doubleheader sweep of Osage City on the road on Tuesday. The Mustangs won the first game 10-0 in five innings, and won the finale 8-1. Caleb Rogge took the win .

  • Rock Creek softball sweeps Osage City

    The Rock Creek softball team opened its season in dominating fashion against Osage City, notching 14-2 and 16-1 wins. Blair Campbell took the win in the first game, allowing just one hit while striking out four in four innings. Shannon .

  • Ballard named All-Centennial first team

    Four members of the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team were named to the All-Centennial League basketball teams, which were released Wednesday. Senior and leading scorer Caroline Ballard made the first team, while senior Amara Ehie and sophomore Gigi McAtee were .

  • Report: Unsafe practices led to trench collapse death

    A trench didn’t meet safety standards before it collapsed in February and killed a Manhattan city worker, according to a report released to the Mercury on Wednesday. William Wiske, 30, was working on Feb. 6 in a muddy trench fixing a .

  • Bates gets 13 years for child sex crimes

    A man who raped a 12-year-old girl was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 13 years in prison after reaching a plea agreement to avoid a life sentence. Judge David Stutzman sentenced Christopher Bates to 155 months in prison for raping a child under 14. .

  • Counties partner to improve care for moms, babies

    Competitors are getting together for the sake of better prenatal care in Riley and Geary counties. Delivering Change: Healthy Moms-Healthy Babies program, which originated in Geary County in July, officially expanded Tuesday into Riley County. The program will unite the .





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