Monday, April 27, 2015



News - Local

  • Local | July 31, 2014

    More than 1,000 people served at annual Flush Picnic

    Flushpicnic-4.phatch

    FLUSH — At first glance Wednesday night, it was obvious the annual Flush Picnic had drawn a crowd, lining up near the towering old Catholic church for which the town is known. But drawing closer to the event, more cars became visible, then more cars. And

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 31, 2014

    Commission includes Riley in flood plan

    Riley County commissioners voted 3-0 to approve a contract to include the city of Riley in the county’s Floodplain Management Services Thursday morning. The agreement provides Riley with the county’s expertise when it comes to planning and development, building permit reviews and inspections. “

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 31, 2014

    Fort looks for AWOL soldiers

    Two soldiers have been declared AWOL after they went missing from Fort Riley last week. Pvt. Bradley Kappel, 20, and Pfc. Richard Ferguson, 19, were last seen at the Blue Jasmine Hookah Bar in Junction City on July 21, according to a flyer from the Kansas Missing and

  • Local |Business | July 31, 2014

    Qdoba to open on North 3rd Street

    If you can’t exercise, you might as well eat. Qdoba Mexican Grill is coming to Manhattan at 320 N 3rd St., the former home of the now-closed Anytime Fitness. Chuck Stratman, executive director of Z-Topeka LLC, which will operate the restaurant, said Sept. 29 is the

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 31, 2014

    Research on vision, pigeons may improve driver safety

    Close your eyes and open them. How long does it take you to recognize the location? Now turn your head to the right. Which do you notice first: the center of the scene or the periphery? According to new research from Kansas State University, it

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 31, 2014

    Student from Lenexa named 2014 Cargill Global Scholar

    A sophomore in Kansas State University’s College of Arts & Sciences has been selected as a Cargill Global Scholar for the 2014 academic year. Sierra Lekie, Lenexa, is majoring in economics and political science as well as pursuing a secondary major in international relations. Lekie

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 30, 2014

    Which candidates consistently exercised their rights to vote?

    In the year’s lone local contested primary race, Riley County Commission District 1, both candidates have showed up at the polls to exercise the vote they are asking from their own electors. The incumbent, Commissioner Dave Lewis, and his challenger, Ben Wilson, both have strong

  • Local |Business | July 30, 2014

    Woman on charitable walk across US inspired by nephew’s health scare

    Anniehorz.phatch

    Anna Harrington has wanted to walk across the United States ever since she was a child. Earlier this year, the 43-year-old from Meridian, Idaho, finally turned her dream into her mission. She just needed to find the right reason to take the first step. “I’

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 30, 2014

    Ecuadorian dignitaries to visit

    Three Ecuadorian dignitaries will visit Kansas State University as part of the school’s Day of Ecuador events on Aug. 6. The dignitaries — Ecuadorian Ambassador Nathalie Cely; Vice Minister María del Pilar Troya from the Ecuadorian governing body of higher education; and Freddy Alvarez, general

  • Local |Education | July 30, 2014

    3,000 students enroll at district-wide event

    Centralenrollment.phatch

    More than 100 school staff and administrators came together Wednesday to give parents a “one-stop shop” enrollment experience. The annual Central Enrollment event, held at Manhattan High School West Campus, allows parents to go to one place to enroll their children, regardless of what school they’

TOP JOBS
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.