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  • 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 .

  • City Park Pool sees No. 2 closure

    City Park Pool closed early Thursday after being contaminated with poop for a second time this summer. On its Facebook page, the Manhattan Parks and Recreation department advised keeping children home if they are experiencing signs of illness. The department .

  • Warmack putting spring behind him

    The possibilities were endless. First year on campus and ready to play college football, he thought. After all, he was coming off one of the best careers of anyone from the Kansas City area. Dalvin Warmack could not be stopped. .

  • Speedy PD races coming up on Aug. 29

    The seventh annual Speedy PD 5K/10K and Family Run will be held on Aug. 29, at Tuttle Creek State Park. Participants will have the opportunity to run in one of two USATF certified courses, or hit the routes for a .

  • Manhattan High to begin fall practices

    Athletics at Manhattan High get started on Monday with meetings and initial practices this week. For football, players will meet at the MHS West practice fields on Monday from 7-9:30 a.m. as well as 3-5:30 p.m. All ninth .


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