Saturday, February 6, 2016



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  • Local | February 03, 2016

    Booker pleads guilty in Fort Riley bomb plot case

    A Topeka man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to attempting to detonate a vehicle bomb at Fort Riley last spring. John T. Booker Jr., 21, was indicted in April by a federal grand jury for one count of attempting to use a weapon of mass

  • Arts & Leisure | February 06, 2016

    Jessica Lange Dance,  ‘Jake’s Women’ and more

    Plan.your.week1

    SUNDAY Valentines workshop, 1:30-3 p.m. Families are invited to make Valentines while enjoying goodies to fuel creativity. Reservations are not required, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost for the workshop is $5 per participant, $3 for Friends of the Beach Museum of Art

  • Manhattan High School | February 05, 2016

    MHS boys hand T-West worst loss of season

    The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team took a double-digit lead in the first quarter and stayed comfortably ahead of Topeka West the rest of the way in a 68-41 win over the Chargers Friday night. The Indians were without guards Tommy Ekart and Ian Trapp

  • Manhattan High School | February 05, 2016

    MHS girls rout Topeka West

    The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team had no trouble taking care of business against the outmatched Topeka West Chargers Friday night, winning 62-37. The game was plagued with scoreboard issues throughout and the score may have been incorrect, with those keeping a scoring tally themselves

  • Court Calendar | February 05, 2016

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, February 8, 2016 9:00 - JJC 9:00 Babb, Spencer Status (15 CR 709 Battery) BKD III 9:00 Behrends, Ronald Status (16 CR 51 Criminal Trespass) BKD III 9:00 Brown, Ezekiel SENTENCING (15 CR 631 Criminal Damage to Prop.) JJC III 9:00 Calvert, Sylvester Status (2015 CR 766 Criminal Damage to Property) JJC III 9:00 Eich, Lashelle Status (16 CR 15 DV Battery)

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 05, 2016

    HUD grant denial shocks local officials

    First came the shock. “It felt as though somebody had hit me right in the gut,” Tom Morey said. Morey, a flood expert with the Kansas Department of Agriculture and one of the key planners involved with the Wildcat Creek Resiliency Project, has a vivid

  • Local |Education |Business | February 05, 2016

    Manhattan beauty school to close doors

    Marinello.mercury

    Marinello School of Beauty will close all of its campuses Friday, including its Manhattan school on Poyntz Avenue. Joe Hixson, spokesperson for Marinello, said that the company is working to find schools in the area for students to transfer to. “We’re hoping to find

  • Local | February 05, 2016

    Blaine’s Catholic church still soul of community

    Blaine.mercury

    Considered a ghost town by some standards, the community of Blaine contains almost as many abandoned houses as occupied ones. Blaine residents, however, are adamantly opposed to the ghost town designation, and for good reason. Their unincorporated community is far from lifeless. While an entire

  • Editorials | February 05, 2016

    A victory for an independent judiciary

    Advocates of an independent judiciary in Kansas can breathe a little easier today now that the most recent attempt to give the governor greater control of the Kansas Supreme Court has failed. Kansas House members indeed supported a constitutional amendment to repeal the existing merit

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 05, 2016

    Man found guilty of lesser charge in ‘Ville shooting

    A Manhattan man was convicted of attempted voluntary manslaughter Thursday in Riley County District Court for an early-morning shooting May 3 in Aggieville. Mark Self Jr., 31, had faced a charge of attempted first-degree murder after he shot 26-year-old Kevin Green in the arm following a fight


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