Burglaries & thefts: 1
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Fire reports from March 26: 1
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Group to host Alzheimer’s course
The Riley County Seniors' Service Center and the Alzheimer's Association Heart of America Chapter will present a three-week family series course for those who are caregivers. The series will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 17 and 24 at the Seniors' Service Center, 301 North 4th Street. To sign up, please call the Seniors' Service Center at 785-537-4040.
ALLEY BEHIND COURTHOUSE CLOSED
The alley immediately behind the Riley County Courthouse, 100 Courthouse Plaza, will be closed starting Tuesday for the courthouse security improvement project. The Riley County Public Works Department announced the alley will likely be closed to all through traffic until June.
GRANT FUNDS AUTISM WORKSHOP
The Pilot Club of Manhattan recently received a grant to support an upcoming autism workshop. The award is a $3,600 matching grant from the Pilot International Founders Fund to help train regional first responders to work with children and young adults with autism in emergency situations. The 11th Autism Spectrum Disorders Workshop will be Saturday, June 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center in Manhattan. Two special sessions for first responders will be Friday, June 10 from 8 a.m. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Kansas Farm Bureau. Both days will feature Keynote Speaker Dennis Debbaudt, who will provide tips on autism risk and safety management. Friday sessions will focus on educational training for first responders, and Saturday will offer helpful takeaways for parents, caregivers, educators and young adults. Pilot Club of Manhattan has been conducting a workshop for parents, caregivers and educators of children on the spectrum for 10 years, but this is the first time to offer sessions for young adults with autism and emergency responder personnel. For more information about the workshop, local Pilot Clubs or Pilot International Founders Fund, contact Mary Bowen at 785-317-3302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIBRARY OFFERS TECH TUESDAYS
Manhattan Public Library is offering a series of workshops to teach people more about technology. Twice a month, from Jan. 12 through April 19, Tech Tuesday workshops will address a variety of subjects, ranging from Beginning Ancestry to Basic PowerPoint skills. Registration is required for these free two-hour workshops to guarantee small class sizes and plenty of time for questions. Register online using the library’s website http://www.MHKLibrary.org, call 785-776-4741 ext. 300 or visit the public library at 629 Poyntz Avenue.
Kemper Eric Dekat was born May 18, 2016, to Eric and Nicole Dekat of St. George. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Dan and Becky Dekat, Manhattan, and Bob and Kayla Heptig, St. George. Kemper joins his older sister, Kennison Nicole Dekat.
Taylor Jordan Thomason was born June 11, 2016, to Scott and Shonda Thomason of Warrensburg, Missouri. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Mike and Linda Thomason of Manhattan. Taylor joins his older brother, Damon.
WESTIN C. WAHL
Westin Charles Wahl was born June 3, 2016, to Marlaina and Kevin Wahl of Wheaton. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. Grandparents are Kevin and Sherry Wahl, Blaine, and John and Kim Colson, Onaga. Great-grandmother is Delverna Wahl, Wamego.
Payton Elaine Yenzer was born June 10, 2016, to Ashley Worrell and Gregg Yenzer of St. George. She weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Freddie and Carol Worrell, White City, and Sue and Gary Yenzer, St. George. Great-grandparents are Freddie Worrell, White City; Ray Glessner, White City; and Royal and Pearletta Smith, Manhattan. Payton joins her older brother, Jaykob Dean Yenzer.
Corrections & clarifications: A photo caption in Sunday’s edition of The Mercury included an incorrect last name. The wife of the late Don Slater is Hannelore Slater. Her maiden name is Winkel. The Mercury regrets the error.
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