At first, it looked like a scene from a Halloween movie. The high priest, a tall man, bald with a goatee, stood before a bonfire wearing a hooded black cloak and held a staff made from a tree branch. He asked the people gathered, about 30
The Army and Air Force performed a joint airborne air transportability training exercise this week on a new flight landing strip at Fort Riley. The exercise validated the air strip’s capabilities for future operations and replicated conditions Airmen and Soldiers encounter in austere forward
Six Manhattan mayors have endorsed Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., as a candidate in the U.S. House of Representative race, Huelskamp’s campaign announced Friday. The endorsements come from current mayor, Wynn Butler, and five former Manhattan mayors, Loren Pepperd, Mark Taussig, John Matta, Mark
Bats may not be quite as scary as they appear — at least when it comes to the spread of specific viruses. A research project conducted in part by a team of researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University suggests that influenza
Game 7. Bottom of the ninth. Two outs. With the tying run on third and the winning run at the plate for the Kansas City Royals, many fans in Johnny Kaw’s Wednesday night had their “rally caps” on, wearing their hats inside out. Most of
TOPEKA — Beloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearing in a new television ad for the three-term Republican incumbent, potentially giving the GOP a boost in a race with national implications. Roberts’ campaign launched
Q: Why is it that by now nearly every other newspaper in the state has come out with their endorsements for state and national offices, but yet the Mercury waits until the weekend just prior to Election Day? A: Oh, jeez. We forgot! Thanks for
Riley County commissioners entered uncharted territory during a bid opening Thursday morning. The county received bids from Josh Connet Excavation LLC of Manhattan and Larson Construction Inc., also of Manhattan, for utility extensions at University Park and Lakeside Heights. The two bid the same amount —
Junction City is putting a curfew on Halloween festivities this year. The city’s police department announced Tuesday that trick-or-treating will be limited to the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. At 8 p.m., the city will sound its storm sirens (what they’re calling
CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are searching for a man accused of killing a former Kansas State University football player outside a nightclub on Oct. 11. A Cleveland police spokeswoman could not say Thursday whether 26-year-old David Garrett was a bystander or was targeted when he was shot.
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