Manhattan’s sales tax receipts were off nearly 7 percent in March, according to figures released Monday by Bernie Hayen, city treasurer. The numbers reflect sales in January due to a lag in reporting and disbursement by the state. Total sales tax revenues reported for March
A 17-year-old Valley Heights High School student died after a single-vehicle collision Sunday morning. Seth McKay of Marysville died around 7 a.m. when his vehicle veered off of Highway 77 and struck a tree. McKay was headed north and hit the tree on the west side
Kansas State University’s K-State Theatre will present the madcap comedy “Anton in Show Business” by Jane Martin at 7:30 p.m. April 3-5 in East Stadium’s Purple Masque Theatre. This play follows three actresses across the footlights, down the rabbit hole and into a
The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is inviting everyone to slow down and enjoy a special day appreciating some special art. The Kansas State University art museum is taking part in the sixth annual global Slow Art Day on Saturday, April 12. From 10 a.m.
Naomi McClendon, a Manhattan woman going to college in Arizona, died over the weekend in a fall from a balcony. Story from the Arizona Republic:
In gorgeous weather with the scent of burning prairie smoke filling the air, area residents emerged from a long winter to enjoy the annual open house at Tuttle Creek Lake on Saturday. Visitors ran in a “Zombie 5K,” took nature walks, threw tomahawks and shot
Former Manhattan mayor Jim Sherow said U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp can’t effectively represent his district’s agriculture needs. Sherow discussed ag concerns and other issues during an interview at The Mercury on Friday. The K-State history professor and former city commissioner (2007 to 2012) is
Area legislators weighed on Saturday on a couple of warm issues: the Kansas Supreme Court school finance decision and a proposal to hold local elections in the fall. State representatives Sydney Carlin, Tom Phillips, Ron Highland and Sen. Tom Hawk kicked around concerns submitted at “
Q: Time for the annual Kohl’s question. Can you confirm the latest rumors? Early Edition is moving from their east location to the old Lemmy’s Pizza building. With Kmart and others moving out, Kohl’s is building a store at that location. Sam’
The owner of Kite’s Bar & Grill, Inc., is appealing a Kansas Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s decision to suspend the establishment’s liquor license for four days. Kite’s owner Rusty Wilson will appear at a hearing in the Kansas Court of
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