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.
There might be a strategy to picking cookies by the pound, but if there is, nobody really seemed to use it Saturday morning at St. Thomas More Catholic Church’s 29th annual Cookie Carousel.
The Mercury requested records of county and city officials in October to compare expenses and mileage of the people who serve as commissioners.
The Streeter family, owner of several local businesses including Vista Drive In and Wildcat Village Apartments, is accusing a Manhattan surgeon and a former Manhattan physician of negligence in the death of mother and wife, Karen Streeter.
Since peaking in 2014, K-State’s student body has continued to dip to a 20-year low this semester, and the most affected student groups in the decline have been white, black and international students, a Mercury analysis of enrollment data shows.
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 city is moving forward with plans to demolish the building at 3003 Anderson Ave., which used to house La Hacienda and Golden Wok, sometime in early 2020.
An Ogden man was granted a year-and-a-half of probation on Monday after pleading to possessing methamphetamine and firing a gun near a school.
A truck carrying part of a mobile home trailer overturned on Interstate 70 in Wabaunsee County Sunday morning, blocking traffic for hours.
After seeing how much food is wasted in restaurants on a daily basis and nearly living in poverty themselves, Shelly and Sande Williams are fighting food insecurity in Manhattan.
A little cold rain didn’t seem to dampen spirits as hundreds of people turned out to watch the seventh annual Festival of Lights, which lit up Blue Earth Plaza in glowing hues Friday night.
Imagine having to kayak or canoe to your car every day to get to work. Imagine having to ration water and propane to survive.
The Manhattan City Commission is weighing whether or not to approve a construction contract toward a new Douglass Recreation Center.
If you’re one of those folks who love to goes all out when decorating for the holiday season, you’ll likely find that the cost of buying every piece for the nativity scene, ornaments, wall hangings and other Christmas decorations can easily add up. Forgoing the pre-made stuff and taking the …
For years now, Dave Baker has wanted to fix a stone epitaph at the historic Douglass School, a Manhattan school that was named after Frederick Douglass but mistakenly dedicated without the second “s” in the antislavery pioneer’s name.
Kids’ toys and scrunchies were on the top of Lydia Davies’ Christmas list while she was shopping Friday morning at Manhattan Town Center.
As the price of higher education goes up, potential students are putting more stock in the future value of a degree, and a Georgetown University study ranks K-State and Manhattan Area Technical College as similar for the 40-year return on investment on degrees from those institutions.
A judge dismissed a 2016 Title IX lawsuit against K-State after the two plaintiffs, who had accused the university of failing to investigate off-campus rape incidents against them, dropped their lawsuit.
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.
The Riley County Police Department recently hired a victim advocate coordinator in an effort to implement what it calls a more victim-centered approach to sexual violence response.
Allen Todd characterizes Dan Walter, his friend of 25 years, as one of the most selfless and encouraging people he’s ever met.
With colorful rackets in hand and pickleballs soaring through the air, Peace Memorial Auditorium came alive Saturday morning as individuals participated in the city’s second annual pickleball tournament.