MHS junior Lily Colburn, daughter of school board member Dave Colburn, explains to the audience why she believes the school’s Indian mascot should be changed. She was accompanied (from left) by Isaac Sorell, Adelaide Bliss and Kathy Burton. The group argued the mascot creates an uncomfortable environment for some MHS students and should be removed. The USD 383 school board is expected to vote on the issue at its Dec. 7 meeting.

  • Support of K-State fans immensely appreciated

    To the Editor: My sincere thank-you and immense appreciation for the role you have played in providing me the opportunity to have been a part of these 200 victories.

  • Wildcats ready for NCAA tournament

    When K-State learned Sunday night that its first opponent as it hosted the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament would be Lipscomb, head coach Susie Fritz didn’t blink.


Subscribers can access a list of local public employees' 2014 pay records.

You can subscribe for as little as $1.99.

The Mercury Facebook


  • Milestone win: KANSAS STATE 34, KANSAS 19 Ku1-2

    Snyder earns his 200th victory


    A sneak peek inside Manhattan’s new dine-in multiplex Staff photos by Bryan Richardson


  • Lighted parade is a seasonal treat

    For some folks, the Christmas season starts a little after the previous year’s presents have been opened.

  • Roundabouts too risky; go back to traffic lights

    To the Editor: On my way home from work one day this week, I was gong west on the inside lane of the roundabout at Bluemont Avenue and Fourth Street when someone in the outside lane cut right in front of me.

  • MHS is a fine school regardless of its mascot

    To the Editor: Wednesday night I attended what I called a forum on the issue of the Manhattan High School mascot.



Mobile Alerts

Get the latest news, weather and sports updates from The Mercury sent to your phone.


State & Region

  • Kansas State women upend No. 23 Auburn 71-66

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kindred Wesemann scored 16 points and Kansas State made 12 of 18 free throws in the fourth quarter to turn back No. 23 Auburn 71-66 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Thursday night.

  • Vick leads No. 4 Kansas to 91-61 rout of Long Beach State

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lagerald Vick scored a career-high 23 points on near-perfect shooting, Svi Mykhailiuk had 14 and fourth-ranked Kansas rolled to a 91-61 victory over Long Beach State on Tuesday night.

  • Woman accused of killing mom, taking baby fights extradition

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Texas woman accused of faking a pregnancy before killing a mother and kidnapping her newborn daughter is fighting extradition to Kansas.

  • Kansas judge rules sperm donor not on hook for child support

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man who answered a Craigslist ad to donate sperm so two women could have a baby together is not legally the child's father and isn't required to provide financial support, a Kansas judge has ruled.

  • Wildlife cameras capture photos of jokers dressed as lions

    GARDNER, Kan. (AP) — Motion-activated cameras intended to capture images of mountain lions in a Kansas park have instead snapped pictures of pranksters dressed as animals, monsters and Santa Claus.

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2016