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  • City to wrap up 2016 budget

    The Manhattan City Commission will work Tuesday toward creating a 2016 city budget ready for publication. The work session starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. This is the fourth budget work session, which is the meeting that has in .

  • Corps still working on sinkhole solution

    The sinkhole that formed Thursday on the east side of the outflow tubes at Tuttle Creek Lake has stabilized, officials said Monday.  It is 15 feet in diameter and 8 feet deep. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operations manager Brian .

  • Volunteer marks 10,000 hours of service at hospital Neighbor.mercury

    Don’t greet Erma McManis with a handshake. The Via Christi Hospital volunteer prefers hugs. “If I don’t know them, they’re going to know who I am because I go up and give them a hug whether I .

  • Defendant to get 3rd attorney in road rage case

    A man accused of killing a 27-year-old in a March road rage incident will be reappointed a third defense attorney. Tierre Terrell Wall was unable to hire someone on his own, he said in Riley County District Court on Monday .

  • Kansas-led Team USA wins University Games

    After a grueling schedule of eight games in 11 days, the Kansas Jayhawk-led Team USA won gold at the World University Games on Monday in Gwangju, South Korea. Team USA used a 9-0 run in the second overtime to beat Germany, 84.

  • ‘Wrecking ball’ a good description

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who is a candidate for his party’s presidential nomination, has rarely held back when a public figure rubs him the wrong way. He didn’t hold back on Sunday when he described .

  • Development worsens central Manhattan flooding

    To the Editor: People may have noticed that the area between the KSU campus and Aggieville and Tuttle Creek Boulevard has been flooding more often of late. On Thursday, July 2, for example, when we received a half-inch of rain in .

  • Man sentenced to 30 months for drug charges

    A man convicted of drug possession with the intent to distribute was sentenced to 30 months in prison and three years of probation Monday in Riley County District Court. Tyler Michael Troute received a lesser sentence, a departure from 49 months, after .

  • Get it right: F-35 is not a fighter jet; it’s a jet fighter

    To the Editor: In The Manhattan Mercury, Section C, Page 7, Mr. Dale Herspring wrote an item titled “Problems, prospects accompany new fighter jet.” Mr. Herspring has succumbed to the same incorrect terminology that the entire press — television and print — have .

  • 17ers win JC tourney

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers used a three-run fourth inning and solid pitching in the last few frames to win the Junction City tournament on Sunday at Rathert Stadium. The 17ers beat Junction City Legion, 10-6, to win their .


    Susan Liby, 56, of Clay Center, died Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information. Susan was born Dec. 15, 1958, to Don and Betty Jo (Brannan) Liby of Clay Center. Survivors include her daughters, Jill, and husband, .


    Helen “Jean” Limbocker, 94, of Manhattan, died Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Sloan House. The family provided some of the following information. Jean passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was born Sept. 12, 1920, on a farm near Wilson, to Frank and .


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