Tuesday, October 13, 2015

News - Local

  • Local |Education | February 21, 2015

    Local students selected to Twin Cities Dean’s List

    MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, Minn. —  Sarah Mortenson of Manhattan was named to the 2014 fall semester Dean’s List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Mortenson is a sophomore in the university’s College of Liberal Arts. To qualify for the dean’s list, a

  • Local |Education | February 21, 2015

    Southwestern College 2014 December Graduates

    WINFIELD — Scarlett Ledford of Fort Riley and Jason Yearwood of Manhattan graduated from Southwestern College in December 2014. Ledford graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. Jason Yearwood graduated with a bachelor of science degree in operations management. Southwestern College is a private institution

  • Local |Education | February 21, 2015

    Council Grove teacher honored for lessons in patriotism

    COUNCIL GROVE — Ellen Wilson, a Council Grove Elementary School fourth grade teacher, was honored during a Kansas Day assembly last month as the state recipient of the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.  Mrs. Wilson has taught her students the importance of

  • Local |Education | February 21, 2015

    FHCS scholar’s bowl teams take first place

    Flint Hills Christian School’s Junior High Varsity and Junior Varsity Scholar Bowl teams tookfirst place at their meet on Feb. 9 at Cair Paravel in Topeka.  Captains Mary El-Aasar and Ann Hess led the teams. Both teams also took second place in their division

  • Local |Business | February 20, 2015

    Broomball offers brush of winter fun


    Every week, a group of Manhattanites meet at the ice rink at Wefald Pavilion in City Park, but not to skate. Instead, on Thursday evenings, the group plays a game called broomball, a sport similar to hockey, but without the blades and a puck. “We

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 20, 2015

    Survey details local concerns

    Affordable housing, mental health services and childcare are among the concerns of Riley County residents, according to a community needs survey. Debbie Nuss, project coordinator for Riley County Seniors’ Service Center, shared the results of the center-coordinated study Thursday during a joint meeting between the

  • Local |Business | February 20, 2015

    Council Grove girl shines in TV appearance

    Ellen girl a1.phatch

    Macey Hensley may only be 5 years old, but she probably knows more about U.S. presidents than you do — a lot more. In fact, her encyclopedic knowledge of presidential history is so impressive it recently landed her a free trip from Council Grove — population 2,114 — to

  • Local |Business | February 20, 2015

    Former resturant manager serves up Manhattan’s downtown history


    Globally, it wasn’t exactly a show-stopping day. Let’s see, Oct. 26, 1987 ... The Dow Jones average fell 156.83 points. The head of the Salvadoran Human Rights Commission was assassinated by a death squad. Oh, and Michael Jackson’s “Bad” was Billboard’s hottest song. But that

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 20, 2015

    Man pleads not guilty in crash that damaged 2 area businesses

    A Marysville man who is accused of driving a car through two Manhattan businesses in December pleaded not guilty on Thursday to eight charges in Pottawatomie County Court. Jason Butler, 36, faces charges of felony DUI, failure to stop and remain at the scene of a

  • Local |Fort Riley | February 20, 2015

    Fort Riley soldiers returning from deployment to Kuwait

    Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, are returning to Fort Riley following a nine-month deployment to Kuwait. The first group of about 50 soldiers returned in January, with the remaining set to redeploy in the next few weeks. The entire brigade

More Jobs ››
Text Alerts
Mobile Alerts

Get the latest news, weather and sports updates from The Mercury sent to your phone.

Sign Up Now

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2012

Reproduction of any kind is prohibited without written consent.