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  • Local |Government & Politics | November 12, 2014

    How many write-ins for Lewis?

    Q: How many write-in votes did Dave Lewis get in the county commission race? A: He got 131. That number included all variations: Dave Lewis, David L. Guthals, Dave Lewis Guthals, and so forth. It even included some butchered versions: Dave Lewis Gulthrip and Dave Louis

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 12, 2014

    Man arrested in uncle’s death

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    A man was arrested Monday in connection with the homicide of his uncle in Belvue. Christopher M. Arand, 36, of rural Belvue, was arrested for murder in connection with the death of Larry Arand, 70, of 106 Third St., in Belvue. According to a report from Pottawatomie County

  • Editorials | November 12, 2014

    Building commission approach flawed

    Residents had reason to be appalled last year when the Riley County Commission, moving toward giving itself sole authority to spend tens of millions of dollars on building projects, rejected even establishing a citizens advisory committee. Commissioner Bob Boyd who was the only member to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 12, 2014

    Fire causes $7,000 damage to Rocky Ford mobile home

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    There were no injuries in a fire that destroyed a mobile home near Tuttle Creek dam Tuesday at Rocky Ford Trailer Park. The trailer, 6234 Blue Jay Lane, was incinerated before fire crews could arrive at the scene. The total estimated loss was $2,000 for the trailer

  • Letters | November 12, 2014

    Fairy Godmothers grateful for support of tournament

    To the Editor: It is with much appreciation that I write to acknowledge the generosity of our Manhattan community in its support of the Fairy Godmothers Charity Golf Tournament on Oct. 6. The tournament was a great success due to our title sponsor, Community 1st Bank,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 12, 2014

    Police arrest shooting victim

    A man who was shot in the face and thought to be a victim in an attempted robbery on Friday was arrested Tuesday as a suspect. Christopher Allen Hudgins, 19, 3416 Westbaker St., was arrested for the robbery charge along with conspiracy to commit a crime and

  • Letters | November 12, 2014

    Actors, readers deserve more from reviews of plays

    To the Editor: I’ve been wondering for a long time how the Mercury defines “critique” or “review.” As a longtime performer and participant in the arts in Manhattan, I am an avid reader of the critiques of the plays performed in the area. I

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 12, 2014

    Speaker: Students’ value to universities often hidden

    Students are already workers, but the value they bring to their schools isn’t so obvious, according to lecturer Marc Bousquet. Bousquet, an associate professor of English at Emory University, spoke at Kansas State University Tuesday as a part of the Lou Douglas Lecture Series,

  • Local |Obituaries | November 12, 2014

    Well-known priest, Fr. Carl A. Kramer, dead at 88

    Fr. Carl A. Kramer, 88, of Hays, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Via Christi Villages in Hays. The family provided some of the following information. Fr. Carl was born on Nov. 29, 1925, in Ogden. He was one of four children born to Leo and Kathryn (Porsch) Kramer. Fr.

  • Obituaries | November 12, 2014

    THOMAS E. EKART

    Thomas Earl Ekart, 74, died on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at his home in Manhattan surrounded by his family. The family provided some of the following information. Tom was born in Flush, the son of Anthony D. and Angela (Umscheid) Ekart. At the age of 3, his family moved


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