• Board to consider fewer days

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider shortening the 2015-16 school year to save money. The school board is scheduled to discuss the issue at a 5:45 p.m. work session on Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. Board vice .

  • How many beers can I have before heading to the polls? Wonder1

    Q: Is there any law against voting while intoxicated? A: What, do you need a few cocktails to make it through the candidate forums? Do discussions of mill levies and local option budgets go down easier with a coupla cold .

  • Residents dump tires, paint, e-waste at county ‘free day’

    It was a good day at the dump. Four hundred sixty-six vehicles crossed the scales at the Pottawatomie County Landfill Saturday, taking advantage of the annual Spring Free Dump Day. “That wasn’t a record, but it was a very .

  • Researcher: Eye contact key to child’s development

    Nurturing a baby into a capable, competent individual is complicated. A parent models language and behavior. A parent sets boundaries for safety and social expectations. A parent gives undivided attention. It’s a whopping responsibility, a demanding task. Difficult? You .

  • Getting there used to be half the fun

    Consumers seem to have an attitude problem when it comes to the airline industry. Many continue to think that the airlines exist to serve them. Maybe some remember what traveling by air used to be like, or having been seduced .

  • Second City elicits laughs from local audience Christopher.conner1

    Diverging some from the normal fare of the McCain Performance Series, this year’s schedule included two performances by the venerable Chicago based comedy group The Second City at the Wareham Opera House in downtown Manhattan. Originally a small cabaret .

  • Such superficial criticism detracts from discourse

    To The Editor: During my tenure as executive editor of The Mercury, there were many times when I wished I could say something to readers who complained about those attention-getting, sporadically interesting and occasionally controversial but hardly synoptic word combinations .

  • Form a team now for Manhattan’s Arthritis Walk

    To the Editor: Making a difference in the fight against arthritis has never been easier or more fun. Gather your friends and family for the 2015 Arthritis Foundation Arthritis Walk and help raise funds and awareness to fight one of the .

  • Wamego has new girls’ basketball coach

    The Wamego girls’ basketball program has its new coach. The USD 320 Board of Education approved the hiring of Kevin Kinderknecht as the new head girls’ basketball coach Monday night, replacing Jim Page. Wamego athletic director Dennis Charbonneau confirmed the hiring .

  • Indians 2nd at home invitational Pierson.phatch

    As the final two groups teed off on No. 18 at the Manhattan Country Club, the two Manhattan players with more experience on the course than any of the others in their respective four-man groups each drove right of the fairway .

  • Two at KSU honored as distinguished professors

    Kansas State University has selected a jazz musician and a nuclear engineer as the newest university distinguished professors. The professors receiving the distinction are Wayne Goins, professor of music, and Douglas McGregor, professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering. University distinguished .

  • Wildcats move into Top 10

    The Kansas State track and field women cracked the national outdoor Top 10 for the first time in program history on Monday, moving to No. 9 in the latest USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings. A three-spot improvement, the Wildcats’ move up the .





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