• Friends end GED journey together Gedfriends1

    A year ago, Leon Havens was excited to walk across the stage to receive his diploma, almost 50 years after he originally dropped out of high school.

  • K-State Polytechnic CEO announces plan to retire August 2018

    Verna Fitzsimmons, CEO of the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus and dean of the College of Technology and Aviation, announced she plans to retire Aug.

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  • PHOTO | READING NOOK Readingnook

    Vivian Vogt, 3, reads stories with her nanny, Hannah Masse, at the Manhattan Public Library on Thursday morning. Vogt collected an entire basket of books to read during the visit.

  • SMASHED FORDS Crashedcars

    A Wednesday morning car accident at the intersection of 10th and Leavenworth streets didn’t injure either driver but damaged two vehicles. A Ford F-150 heading east on Leavenworth hit a Ford Focus heading south on 10th Street, according to the Riley County Police Department. The driver of the Focus received a ticket for inattentive driving.


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  • NBAF UPDATE | Progress on construction, operational planning

    Marty Vanier Special to The Mercury The total cost to complete the National Bioand Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) construction and commissioning is $1.

  • K-State, FHDC to partner for community-wide trip

    K-State is partnering with the Flint Hills Discovery Center to help the Manhattan community experience the once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse.

  • Fourth person files for USD 383 election

    A fourth person has filed to run for the Manhattan- Ogden school board fall election.

  • Tophonorsmhs Area schools name accomplished students to the Mercury’s Flint Hills All-Academic Team

    For the past four years, many students in the area have worked hard for the opportunity to walk across the stage to earn their diplomas.

  • Kentucky Derby horse bears name of Kansas town

    It’s the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

  • Trippingout1 Quick Midwest getaways for the whole family

    With students out of school and the weather warming up, you might get struck with some wanderlust.

  • Three graduate from FHCS

    Flint Hills Christian School saw three seniors earn diplomas at its graduation ceremony on Saturday at the school.

  • City: All pools to open May 27

    For the first time since 2014, all three city pools are expected to open at the same time.

  • Storms County dodges severe weather on Thursday

    Despite ongoing emergency alert sirens in the area because of a tornado warning, no twisters touched down in Riley County on Thursday.

  • MHS class of 2017 to graduate Sunday

    About 375 Manhattan High School seniors will walk across the stage to receive their diplomas on Sunday.

  • Title IX workgroup presents first report to regents

    TOPEKA — Kansas universities are working to create uniformity on how they handle Title IX issues, said Bernadette Gray-Little, chancellor of the University of Kansas.

  • Stith: State can’t help with road extension

    Flint Hills Regional Council director Gary Stith said the state isn’t in a position to help with a road extension project from Pottawatomie County to Riley County.

  • Halfmarathon About 1,700 to run Snyder half marathon, 5K

    About 1,700 people have registered to run Saturday morning in the third annual Bill Snyder Highway Half Marathon and 5K.

  • Mullin opposes K-State fee hike

    TOPEKA — Regent Dennis Mullin said he cannot support a K-State fee increase that a student committee has rejected.

  • RILEY COUNTY | Man facing civil suit asks court to dismiss case

    A resident facing a lawsuit from the Riley County government is claiming the county can not apply zoning regulations to agricultural land.


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