• Feel free to explore what works when planting wildflowers Greggeyestone1

    A couple of our sites on this year’s garden tour include perennial wildflower areas. Wildflower is a loose term. It implies that the plant naturally grows around here when given the necessary conditions. It is probably neither a hybrid .

  • How much of a threat is China’s growing navy?

    There has been so much focus on ISIS, Vladimir Putin and Russia that they might seem to be Washington’s only major foreign policy concerns.  Oh, we’re concerned about North Korea, Iran and a plethora of other countries, .

  • ‘America 1844’ follows threads through an important year

    What important events come to your mind that happened in our country in the year 1844? Unless you’re a professional historian, chances are that you probably don’t come up with much. However, in this book, writer John Bicknell argues .

  • Latest adventure with ‘Hamish MacBeth’ still fun

    The MacBeth conjured up some yeas ago by M.C. Beaton might not rival Shakespeare’s character for great literature, But Beaton’s MacBeth has developed quite a following — in print and, for a time, as a television series on .

  • An abundance of magazines are available at the library Librarian.linda.henderson

    Escape the ordinary this summer by entertaining your brain with one of the more than 200 magazines available at the public library. A wonderfully varied collection stands ready to expand your reading choices this summer.  Familiar favorites such as “Time,” “.

  • KSU Credit Union CEO receives professional of the year award

    The Kansas Credit Union Association named LaRae Kraemer, president and CEO of K-State Federal Credit Union, the Henry Peterson Professional of the Year. She received this award Saturday at the annual convention in Kansas City. The Henry Peterson Professional of .

  • MHS seniors earn accolades, scholarships

    Continued from last Sunday’s edition of The Mercury, here is the list of accolades for the Manhattan High School class of 2015. Tyler Daveline: High scholastic achievement - 4.0 GPA,MHS; athletic scholarship - soccer, Nebraska Wesleyan University; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement .

  • OZ Museum gets TripAdvisor award

    The OZ Museum has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include .

  • Harry’s Deli unveils new menu

    Harry’s Deli recently unveiled a new menu. The cafeteria-style delicatessen in the Wareham hotel at 418 Poyntz Avenue in Manhattan has been open for more than 20 years. Many of the deli favorites have remained, however there are a number of .

  • Superior Roofing co-owner retires

    Superior Roofing M&M, Inc. co-owner Charles F. McCarthy III retired on June 1. McCarthy has been in the roofing business for over 40 years and a partner of Superior Roofing since 1991. The company thanks McCarthy for his partnership and friendship..

  • MATC students graduate

    Manhattan Area Technical College held its spring commencement exercises May 15, 2015, at the Hilton Garden Inn. Darrell Brensing, Director of Manhattan Area Vocational Technical School from 1969-1976, delivered the commencement address to 171 graduates in 14 programs of study. MATC awarded 87 associate of .

  • Alumni Association honors multicultural, international students for achievements

    The K-State Alumni Association recognized eight recent Kansas State University graduates for outstanding achievements and leadership within the multicultural and international communities at the university. The honors include four graduates who earned the Multicultural Leadership Award. Those awards went to .


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