Manhattan city commissioner Wynn Butler has made it his mission to turn the Little Apple into the ultimate Christmas destination known throughout the region and state.
The Mercury requested records of county and city officials in October to compare expenses and mileage of the people who serve as commissioners.
Okeechobee, Florida. A package is arriving. Inside is a beautiful metal nativity set, designed and cut by a craftsman at a business halfway across the continent in rural Kansas. It’s especially interesting to find that this craftsman is a woman. This is a special holiday edition of Kansas Profile.
Riley County officials insist that White Canyon residents are responsible for road maintenance within the subdivision, but residents say that’s not the case.
With Christmas inching closer, people can pick out their very own red cedar Christmas tree to decorate for the holiday at the fourth annual Red Cedar Holiday Harvest this weekend.
The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday gave its approval to solicit bids for a new fleet maintenance facility with an estimated cost of $1.98 million.
A truck carrying part of a mobile home trailer overturned on Interstate 70 in Wabaunsee County Sunday morning, blocking traffic for hours.
Imagine having to kayak or canoe to your car every day to get to work. Imagine having to ration water and propane to survive.
Kids’ toys and scrunchies were on the top of Lydia Davies’ Christmas list while she was shopping Friday morning at Manhattan Town Center.
“The belle of the ball.” That phrase may call to mind a pretty girl dancing in a fancy ballroom, but in this case, it refers to a different kind of ball. This belle is the woman who serves as the volunteer caretaker of the world’s largest ball of twine. She’s helping people from around the w…
Kansas commissioner of education Randy Watson sat in an auditorium at Neodesha Middle-High School last week when a retired businessman pledged to pay college tuition for each of the school’s students for the next 25 years, at the minimum.
Commissioners from as far away as Finney County in southwest Kansas traveled to Manhattan to attend the Riley County Legislative Conference on Thursday, when officials discussed losses in state revenue, the dark store theory and county home rule.
Manhattan, Riley County and Pottawatomie County officials on Thursday disagreed who should pay for Riley County Police Department operations in Pottawatomie County.
A visit by the Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014, a 1941 steam engine, marked the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.
The Pottawatomie County Commission on Monday opened bids for the Limerick Lane extension, one of three major road projects pending along U.S. Highway 24 east of Manhattan.
After a group of K-State students hung banners in the Statehouse in April claiming that blood was on his and other Republican representatives’ hands for not expanding Medicaid in Kansas, House majority leader Dan Hawkins said he’s only “ticked off” that he didn’t get to keep the banner with …
Here’s a hype train you can get on, if only metaphorically: a restored Big Boy steam train will make a Wednesday morning stop in Manhattan as part of Union Pacific’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.
In response to what he is calling fabrications in the Mercury, Riley County commissioner Ron Wells said during Monday’s meeting that he’d resign if the newspaper would commit itself to telling the truth.
Since it opened Oct. 7, the new Riley County EMS substation has cut down on response times to the northern portion of the county, EMS/Ambulance director David Adams said Monday.
Incoming Manhattan city commissioner Aaron Estabrook said he’s learned a lot over the past seven months and is in a better place than he was earlier this year.
Let’s go to London, England. It’s a meeting of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, led by the president of this international organization. This year’s international president comes from a small town in Kansas.
Riley County Commissioner Ron Wells said Friday that he supports the city’s new nudity ordinance and claimed that a Thursday story in The Mercury misrepresented his views.
Every day, Alfonso Clavijo walks into the temporary office space for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility on the top floor of the K-State Office Park, and every day, a white board counts down the days to the scheduled commissioning of the facility, which is under construction just a fe…
Riley County commissioner Ron Wells criticized the city’s updated public nudity ordinance, saying breast enhancements are proof that breasts are sex organs.
No matter which option the Manhattan City Commission selects for improvements at the Manhattan Regional Airport, the airport will have to close for a period of time for construction completion.
Officially, this weekend’s Airstream trailer meetup at Tuttle Creek Park’s River Pond campgrounds wasn’t a club-sponsored or sanctioned rally, but since when do friends need a specific reason to get together and enjoy Spam concoctions and creations?
What can we grow across Kansas? Wheat? Industrial hemp? Wind turbines? How about jobs and businesses? Today we’ll meet an organization which is devoted to the growth of entrepreneurship and small businesses across our state. It’s today’s Kansas Profile.
The Riley County school district has voters’ blessing to start on $15 million in projects to repair and renovate its grade and high school buildings, as well as start on expansion projects at the grade school.