Off The Beat

  • ACRONYM: a recipe for success Brian mug.phatch

    I’ve spent the equivalent of college here in Manhattan. I came to the Manhattan Mercury as a wideeyed youth in August 2010. Now it’s May 2014, and I’m a hardened man who’s ready to graduate to the next .

  • ’Ville office was comic book heaven Dendurent1

    When I was a 10-year-old boy living in Wamego, my favorite place to go when we visited Manhattan was a real estate office in Aggieville. But I wasn’t looking for bargains on new homes. I wasn’t seeking my .

  • It’s never too late to take another swing

    Baseball and I didn’t have the best breakup. But Sunday afternoon, I’ll be forced to reunite with my long-time flame. That’s when The Mercury’s Angry Alpacas will take the field for our first exhibition game in .

  • The most wonderful time of the year Bethany047cut.phatch

    Coinciding with the warm, beautiful weather of spring and summer is my favorite time of the year: wedding season. I’ve long enjoyed weddings more than holidays for a few reasons. First, many of the ones I’ve attended took .

  • With a hint of the classic, a modern twist Kristina.phatch

    Sherlock Holmes is probably the most famous detective in history, but Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories were not my introduction to the character. I decided to read the original novels and short stories recently because of the BBC TV .

  • This is great prose, Mike said poetically Dendurent1

    The category on a recent episode of TV’s “Jeopardy!” was “Adverbs,” and the answer on the answer-and-question program was, “ ‘The doctor had to remove my left ventricle,’ Tom said (this).” The question, of course, was “What is ‘half-heartedly’?” I .

  • The trials of ‘friend’-ing a parent Bauman-cut

    There are times in life that you make decisions that impact the rest of your days. They don’t seem to have such gravitas at the time, but like a couple of gas station hotdogs, they’ll sneak up on .

  • Growing up never gets easier Kristina.phatch

    There are moments in life when you realize everything is changing. I had one of those moments this week when I received a baby shower invitation for a friend from high school. It wouldn’t have been quite such a .

  • Watch out, Manhattan Brian-mug

    The Mercury recently made some internal changes. After being the education reporter since August 2010, I became the city reporter a few weeks ago. It was like getting a new job without a change in scenery or increased pay. I didn’.

  • Arkansas town fulfills Walton’s goal Dendurent1

    When Sam Walton opened his 5- & 10-cent variety store on the square in downtown Bentonville, Ark., in 1950, the town had a population of 2,900. That store was the seed of the worldwide Walmart retail empire, and the headquarters of Walmart .

  • Life, one Lego brick at a time Bauman-cut

    As of this writing, I’ve yet to see “The Lego Movie,” and that’s not because it doesn’t interest me. It interests me greatly… I just haven’t had the time to see it, but I assure you .

  • Flowers? Chocolate? Yes, please! Megan.moser1

    I don’t get why there are so many Valentine’s Day haters. Maybe if you’re single, a holiday dedicated to romance reminds you that you have only your cat to keep you warm at night. Does that alone .





PUBLIC SALARY DATABASE

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 2016