From left, Blaine Cash, Usha Redi, Ernest Wilhoite, Lorenzo Whilhoite, Kayla Wilhoite, Izeyah Wilhoit, Knylah Wilhoite, Elijah Wilhoite, Ron DeChant, Cameron Ward and Michael Ide break ground for 1026 Yuma, the first Habitat for Humanity house is Manhattan in nearly 10 years. The ceremony also kicked off Rock the Block Manhattan, in 2017 Habitat for Humanity will team up with Heritage Builders to help repair the exteriors of homes for owners on Yuma and surrounding streets.
Bella is a 2-year-old border collie and loves life on the ranch. Her owner, Dan Schmidt, lets her help with the cattle from time to time, but for the most part she’s there for Dan and his family. Bella enjoys basking in the sun, hanging out with her friend and ranch mate Annie, and trying to make the barn cats her best friends. Email news@themercury to nominate a farm dog.
Bluemont Elementary fifth-grader Dakota Krause finds the spot on the map the instructor picked out for students during the Starbase, a military education program that provides real world applications of math and science, at Manhattan’s National Guard Armory on Thursday morning.
Books are sorted into categories and stored in the basement of the library in preparation for Manhattan Public Library’s annual book sale, which begins on Friday. Friends of the Library sort the books throughout the year as donations come in. Last year’s sale raised more than $10,000 for the library.
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A layer of fog covers Manhattan Tuesday morning in this view from Top of the World Park.
Bob Odle, left, cuts down tall grass in front of K-State’s engineering complex while Randy Hobbs waits to rake up the clippings. The K-State workers trimmed the grass to allow it to grow in “nice and green” in the spring and summer, Hobbs said.
State rodeo team member Dixon Winn rides a bull Friday night at Weber Arena on campus. The finals of the K-State Rodeo start at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Competitors prepare for weekend events at K-State Rodeo
Manhattan High students Samuel Clark and Adelaide Bliss perform during the final dress rehearsal of “Peter and the Starcatcher.” The play, which provides background on “Peter Pan,” will be held in Rezac Auditorium.
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