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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 05, 2014

    3 people rescued from burning house

    Two people were rescued from a second-floor window and another from the roof of a house at 615 Leavenworth Wednesday night after a fire broke out on the first floor. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to a report of the fire with occupants trapped at

  • Local | June 05, 2014

    Residents to celebrate Manhattan’s founding with gatherings Saturday

    At least 25 neighborhoods around town are gathering this weekend to celebrate Manhattan Day, in the 14th annual version of the event that celebrates Manhattan’s founding. There are lots of cookouts, potlucks and picnics. There are ice-cream socials. Several neighborhoods are blocking off streets; many

  • Local |Education | June 05, 2014

    MHS student calls for end to mock crashes, calling them ‘insensitive’

    A Manhattan High School student expressed concerns at the USD 383 school board meeting Wednesday about a mock car crash the school held in March meant to demonstrate the dangers of drunken driving and texting while driving. Junior Haley Heaton said it was “insensitive” of school

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | June 05, 2014

    Cuts to state grants threaten local after-school programs

    School board members on Wednesday learned of state cuts to 21st Century Community Learning Center grants for after-school programs at Bergman, Northview and Ogden elementaries for the 2014-15 school year. The grants for the programs at Bergman and Ogden would be cut by $40,000, each going

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 05, 2014

    Commission meets with legislators

    Riley County commissioners, staff and state legislators shared breakfast Thursday morning in the commission chambers to discuss a wide range of matters concerning their constituents. The breakfast was organized by county counselor Clancy Holeman and hosted Sen. Tom Hawk along with representatives Sydney Carlin and

  • Local |Fort Riley |Arts & Leisure | June 05, 2014

    Eldredge to perform at concert on Fort Riley

    Country music star Brett Eldredge will perform a free concert, open to the public, at 8 p.m. June 9 on Fort Riley’s Custer Hill. The concert is part of a military appreciation event at Fort Riley sponsored by PlayStation and held during 1st Infantry Division

  • Manhattan High School | June 05, 2014

    MHS lands 13 on all-league baseball team

    Manhattan High coach Don Hess earned honors as Coach of the Year and junior pitcher Jesse Steinbring was picked as Pitcher of the Year by Centennial League baseball members on Tuesday. The Indians put a total of 13 players in the All-League teams, with pitchers Steinbring,

  • Editorials | June 05, 2014

    EPA moves in right direction

    Given that President Obama talks about issues more effectively than he fights for them, it’s far too early to predict much in the way of follow through on the Environmental Protection Agency’s ‘s proposals to reduce carbon emissions. That’s unfortunate because the

  • Letters | June 05, 2014

    Credit Wamego High School for sponsoring Honor Flights

    To the Editor: I applaud the Mercury for covering the Honor Flight from Wamego and the faculty of Wamego High School for the organization of the veterans’ flight to Washington, D.C., on May 28, I, too, have been privileged to take part in this program

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts & Leisure | June 05, 2014

    Newest Beach museum exhibit a treat for the senses

    The newest exhibition at Kansas State University’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art will show how art appeals to more than the eyes. “Igniting the Senses: Selections from the Permanent Collection” explores the science of multimodal sensory perception — the experience of one sense igniting


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