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  • Special Rodeo gives kids chance to try roping, riding Speicalrodeo1.mercury

    “I think she’s the first person ever to ride a bull with no hands,” Betty Peterson said, smiling as she watched her daughter take part in the simulated bull-riding portion of the Kaw Valley Special Rodeo Friday evening. The .

  • Butler looks back on 55 years at Aggieville Pizza Hut Pizzahut.mercury

    Customers swarmed the buffet at the Aggieville Pizza Hut at lunchtime on Saturday, getting a final taste before the restaurant — the oldest of the more than 11,000 locations in the chain — closes for good. Noting the flood of people who’ve .

  • Irregularities are worth a closer look

    Secretary of State Kris Kobach considers himself the champion of election integrity. He’s not only made it difficult for some law-abiding Kansans to vote, but he persuaded the Kansas Legislature to give him the authority to prosecute suspected cases .

  • Thanks for enthusiastic support of Municipal Band

    To The Editor: Thank you to all the supporters of the 95th version of the “100-member” Manhattan Municipal Band! Your attendance at our concerts this summer was incredible, and your response was truly appreciated. Thank you for a great summer .

  • Little Apple Doulas support parents through birthing process

    “Finding someone who isn’t going to judge you on your parenting choices is pretty tough,” said KayLee Proctor, who aims to fill that gap for new mothers even before their children are born. Proctor is the owner of Little .

  • Resolving to break snooze-button addiction Bethany047cut.phatch

    I’ve always heard how being a morning person is beneficial to pretty much every aspect of life. Morning people get a jump on their days, are more productive and because they are perfect, also workout before going to their .

  • Pet store owner aims to breed rare reptiles, amphibians

    Dave Karnowski has a lot of rodents. The rats and mice live in the back room, mostly, and they really stink up the joint, which means Karnowski is constantly cleaning. But it’s worth the trouble, because he sells them .

  • ‘Shrek’ auditions, water safari, Rhythm and Brews

    SUNDAY Riley County Fair, through Monday. For a complete list of activities, visit rileycountyfair.com.   McCain Performance Series Super Saver Sunday Open House, 1 p.m. Check out the 2015-2016 series and order tickets. Get 10% some shows. For information, visit .

  • Edler takes steer wrestling title Edler.mercury

    Jacob D. Edler competed at the Kaw Valley Rodeo last year, so he knew what he was up against sitting in the chutes during the steer wrestling portion of Saturday’s finale performance of the Kaw Valley Rodeo at Wells .

  • Kanon captures postwar East Berlin in new novel

    Berlin in January 1949 was a city in ruins, divided up by the victors in World War II. It was no place for the faint of heart; the war, the brutal Soviet occupation and starvation had taken their toll. The Berlin .

  • ‘Foggy Sunrise’ author describes World War II Romania

    In this beautifully crafted memoir, David Kimel describes his childhood growing up in Bucharest, Romania, during the lean and fearful times of World War II. He provides vivid snapshots of a time and place that he experienced firsthand, supported throughout .

  • A promising summer reading list for adults Marcia.allen1

    We all know that Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” is the book to read this summer. We’ve seen the reviews, both good and bad, that make the title very tempting, and the high number of requests at .





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