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  • Men's Basketball | December 10, 2013

    Cats hang on to beat South Dakota, 64-62

    The Kansas State men’s basketball team overcame a first half deficit and poor free-throw shooting down the stretch in a 64-62 win over South Dakota on Tuesday in Bramlage Coliseum. K-State (6-3) trailed 31-26 at the half, but managed to take the lead less

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 10, 2013

    Man accused in fatal vehicle crash appears in court

    An Ogden man made his first appearance in court Monday on charges of vehicular homicide in connection with the death of an Abilene woman who died Sept. 8. Daniel Nathan Nitchman, 38, appeared in front of Judge Meryl Wilson in Riley County District Court Monday afternoon. Nitchman

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 10, 2013

    Police fire back and wound shooter at Quality Inn

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    An armed man who fired at police was shot and wounded by officers Tuesday morning. The incident occurred at the Quality Inn and Suites, 150 E. Poyntz, around 6 a.m., after the Riley County Police Department received a 911 call regarding shots fired. According to information provided

  • Local |Education | December 10, 2013

    Parents get primer on sexting

    By the time you read this sentence, a sexually explicit picture or video can be sent, leaving a permanent mark on the world. More than a hundred parents gathered Monday at Manhattan High to hear about ways to guard their children from making that terrible

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | December 10, 2013

    Officials: Residents taking their waste to Riley — and taking money with them

    WESTMORELAND — Business at the Pottawatomie County landfill has fallen off dramatically over the past year. Scott Schwinn, county sanitarian, told Pott County commissioners Monday that for the month of November, the landfill shipped 567 tons of waste, a decline of about 16 percent from last year’s 677

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 10, 2013

    Manhattan man pleads guilty to role in arson

    A Manhattan man involved in a deadly arson has pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact in connection with an arson that killed a Kansas State University researcher, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Gavin Hairgrove, 30, pleaded guilty Monday for his connection to

  • Local |Business | December 10, 2013

    Software company opens Manhattan location

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    Xpanxion expanded to Manhattan. A global software engineering company, Xpanxion held a ribbon-cutting event Monday at its new offices in Farm Bureau Plaza. Xpanxion CEO Paul Eurek said he was looking to open an office in a state neighboring his Nebraska hom. He was also

  • Editorials | December 10, 2013

    Congress should raise fuel taxes

    A bill was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives last week that proposes raising the federal tax on gasoline by 15 cents a gallon. It has a snowball’s chance in Hilo of becoming law. That’s unfortunate, perhaps even tragic, given the role

  • Letters | December 10, 2013

    Youth teams have long been welcome in school facilities

    To the Editor: I was very disappointed to see the following quote in Sunday’s Mercury regarding the use of Manhattan-Ogden School District facilities by local sports teams: “Frank Beer, a local business owner who has (been) vocal in supporting the feasibility study, put it

  • Obituaries | December 10, 2013

    JOHN KNOST

    John Hugh Knost, 88, of St. George, died Monday at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. John was born on May 21, 1925, in Grove Springs, Mo. He was the son of Charles Edward Knost and Betty Jane (Turner)


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