• McCann back as Cats’ pitching coach

    Sean McCann, a nationally recognized veteran pitching coach and recruiting coordinator as well as an original member of Brad Hill’s coaching staff at K-State, has returned to the Wildcat baseball staff, Hill announced today. McCann replaces Josh Reynolds, who .

  • Cats name four to Leadership Council

    K-State volleyball has named Katie Brand, Kersten Kober, Katie Reininger and Kylee Zumach as members of the 2015 leadership council, head coach Suzie Fritz announced. The leadership council, the program’s version of its captains, is selected by the team and .

  • Army: Fort Riley losing 615 soldiers

    Fort Riley will lose 615 soldiers over the next two years, according to an announcement Thursday from Army officials. While troop numbers will go down, members of the delegation trying to protect the state’s military installations said Fort Riley and .

  • Group proposes cutting 8 teachers

    A USD 383 budget committee finalized its recommendation for potential budget cuts on Wednesday. The plan would trim just over $1 million from the budget by cutting eight full-time equivalent teaching positions from district schools, and several non-teaching positions, such as lunch .

  • Grass not yet greener at Anneberg

    The Manhattan City Commission was wise on Tuesday to tap the brakes on the move to install artificial turf at a soccer field at Anneberg Park. Commissioners’ concerns focused on safety. The U.S. women’s soccer team had complained .

  • Veteran growing business one order at a time Grocery1.mercury

    Jorge Oyola picked the right role model for his online sales and delivery business. Especially since he grasps that big-time success might not be an overnight deal. “Hey, Amazon didn’t turn a profit for nine years,” said Oyola, who .

  • Treasurer to expand driver’s license services

    The Riley County Treasurer’s office will expand its services to include issuing Kansas driver’s licenses to replace expiring and out-of-state licenses. The office currently only renews expired Kansas licenses. Out-of-state license holders are required to go to the .

  • Manhattan Town Center announces new bookstore

    Books-A-Million will soon open a store at Manhattan Town Center. The mall announced on Thursday that the bookseller, which also markets itself as BAM!, will open July 23 in the Dillard’s wing. “It’s exciting to welcome BAM to our .

  • Chamber, CVB submit budget requests to city

    The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce and Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau made their 2016 budget requests at the city commission meeting Tuesday night. The chamber’s request remained unchanged from 2015 at $183,080. The bureau requested $1.55 million for 2016 budget. This reflects the .

  • Matta’s views, business acumen much appreciated

    To the Editor: My husband, John, to whom I should listen to more often, read last Sunday’s Mercury article on my goals as mayor and said he thought that the quotation attributed to former City Commissioner John Maata read .

  • Ruling doesn’t limit rights of clergy; it honors them

    To the Editor: On Tuesday, Gov. Sam Brown-back issued executive order 15-05, “Preservation and Protection of Religious Freedom”.... but the name is a bit confusing. Sound bytes from the governor’s office and many media outlets make it seem as .


    Detta Ramona Erickson Reid Finney, 85, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born April 16, 1930, in Olsburg, the only daughter of Blaine and Alice Erickson. Detta .


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