• Seatons mark 100 years of publishing The Mercury

    A local family today is celebrating 100 years of publishing The Manhattan Mercury. How that came about is the story of a couple of lucky breaks. Or rather, an unlucky break that turned very lucky. In simplest terms the Seaton family .

  • It’s time to write a history of you

    In a recent letter to the editor, Charles Kempthorne of Manhattan suggested that all of us take some time to write a few lines about our lives. We’d like to echo that thought. By “writing,” we mean actually sitting .

  • Man gets 10 years for 2008 murder

    A Leonardville man diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia was sentenced on Wednesday to more than 10 years in prison for stabbing a pest exterminator to death seven years ago. Judge David Stutzman sentenced Howard Barrett to 123 months in prison with 36 months of .

  • Someone with a concealed weapon may save your life

    To the Editor: RE:  Businesses that ban guns. Are you safe or unsafe shopping there? The scare now is that ISIS says it is going to target shopping malls. OK, do you really believe that?  Are you going .

  • Fire destroys home in rural Wamego area Fire1.phatch

    A fire Wednesday afternoon destroyed a rural Wamego home. About 35 firefighters from Blue Township and St. George fire departments responded to 5280 Jamie Circle. The call came at approximately 3 p.m., said Chris Trudo, Pottawatomie County emergency management director. Firefighters remained .

  • MATC officials name school’s next president Jim geandt.phatch

    Manhattan Area Technical College officials named a new president Wednesday afternoon. James Genandt will assume presidential duties in July, replacing Robert Edleston, who retired at the end of February. MATC board chair Marla Brandon announced tht the board approved the .

  • Morse would be an excellent city commissioner

    To the Editor: I recommend Linda Morse for City Commission. I worked with Linda on a number of projects for four years. She is knowledgeable about all aspects of Manhattan and is dedicated to its success. Linda is a 40-year .

  • Morse wins endorsement for City Commission

    To the Editor: As a longtime resident of Manhattan, I am pleased to endorse Linda Morse as a candidate to represent myself and all other Manhattanites in the April 7 election for the City Commission. Linda is energetic, inclusive and eager .

  • Police seeking to solve party problems at Britt’s

    Riley County commissioners spent much of Thursday’s meeting discussing ongoing problems with parties at a local business after a second incident involving gunfire occurred earlier this month. Riley County Police Director Brad Schoen told the board his department is .

  • Manhattan to host its first MMA event Friday

    The Little Apple is set to host its first-ever mixed martial arts event on Friday when the Victory Fighting Championship comes to town. VFC Fight Night Little Apple will be held in Manhattan’s Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center with .


    Franz Samelson, 91, a professor emeritus of psychology at Kansas State University, died Monday, March 16, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland). His .


    Margaret Ann “Peggy” Findley, 88, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at her home at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan, from age-related causes. Peggy, daughter of the late Ed and Katie (Malloy) Hunzeker, was born Aug. 1, 1926, in Sabetha and was the .


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