• Silly ‘facts’ have staying power Dendurent1

    As a volunteer docent at the Wamego Historical Museum, I’ve discovered that, sometimes, telling a good story is better than being historically accurate. Awhile back, I came across these “facts” about history, math, food and other subjects. Because they .

  • Indians fall in Titan Classic championship

    The Manhattan High boys’ soccer team knew it would have its hands full against the top-ranked team in the state, the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints, in the championship game of the Titan Classic on Saturday. The Indians played a strong .

  • Manhattan volleyball takes second at Olathe South Invitational

    It’s not often you miss out on the championship game but still manage a second-place finish at a volleyball tournament, but that’s what happened to Manhattan High on Saturday in Olathe. Playing in the Olathe South Invitational, Manhattan .

  • Kate Mulgrew gets personal in new memoir

    When Kate Mulgrew was in the fifth grade, she was selected to read some of her original poetry during a contest at her local Catholic grammar school. When she received a very tepid response to the first, she began reading .

  • Blue Valley gets first win since 2013

    The Blue Valley Rams snapped a 14-game winless streak with a 36-20 win over Word of Life Prep in Wichita Friday night. Blue Valley took a 14-6 lead to halftime and outscored Word of Life 22-14 in the second half .

  • Clay Center 27, Rock Creek 17

    At Flush, the Mustangs looked to move to 2-0 on the young season but couldn’t quite get the job done against the Tigers, trailing by three at halftime but facing a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Each team .

  • Bhutto writes powerful first novel set in Pakistan

    Americans might not know of Mir Ali, which is just a town on the other side of the world. But those who have paid even modest attention in recent years to the conflicts in Pakistan and Afghanistan, or followed the .

  • Fort Riley teen dies from gunshot wound

    A teenager died Friday evening at Fort Riley from a gunshot wound. A news release Saturday from the Fort Riley public affairs team described the victim as a family member of a Fort Riley soldier but didn’t reveal the .

  • Falcons slam Olpe with big plays Rc6.mercury

    RILEY — Using big plays and a strong rushing attack, Riley County avenged a crushing loss to Olpe last season by winning 55-30 on Friday at home. The Falcons (2-0) got two pass plays over 45 yards, a 66-yard run and a 70.

  • K-State peer mentor program gets started

    The College of Business Administration’s Peer Mentor Program has matched 54 new business students with 47 peer mentors, who are returning student leaders in the college. The program is part of Professional Advantage and is in its second year. The goal .

  • Developing early literacy skills at the library this fall Amber.keck

    As summer changes into fall, there are lots of opportunities to introduce literacy concepts to your children. At Manhattan Public Library, we encourage parents and caregivers to embrace organic ways to instill a love of reading in children. One key .

  • Jeff West 22, Wamego 14

    At Wamego, the Red Raiders had the chance to earn their first win of the season against Jefferson West, leading 14-6 at halftime, but gave up a touchdown with 2:55 to play that broke a 14-14 tie and proved to be .


Subscribers can access a list of local public employees' 2014 pay records.

You can subscribe for as little as $1.99.

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2017