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  • 1 wounded in shooting on Sunday

    One person received a gunshot wound to the leg after a man allegedly fired multiple shots in Aggieville early Sunday morning near 11th and Fremont streets. Riley County police arrested Dontay Tabron, 21, 2125 Hillview Drive, after he fled from the area .

  • Firefighter injured in 400-acre blaze

    A firefighter was taken to Mercy Regional Health Center after receiving minor injuries from a fire on Sunday afternoon, said Fire Chief Pat Collins. The Riley County Fire Department (RCFD) fought two fires Sunday afternoon. A 400-acre fire burned in .

  • Robel admired locally, nationally

    The Manhattan Mercury announced the death of a retired Kansas State University administrator last week, Barb Robel, the longtime director of greek affairs. In more than three decades, she touched and mentored thousands of college students, house mothers and fraternity .

  • Soldier pleads not guilty to child sex crimes

    A Fort Riley soldier pleaded not guilty on Friday to child sex crimes in Geary County District Court. Staff Sgt. James Henning, who was 40 at the time of the alleged incidents in September, faces 11 felony charges related to sex with .

  • Mercury should discard 20th century gender roles

    To the Editor: Bryan Richardson’s front-page Sunday article on the female majority on the City Commission was accompanied by a troubling headline. One has to wonder why past male-dominated commissions were not advertised as “CITY DADS.” Perhaps a better .

  • A wild dream, now within reach for student Neighborh.phatch

    When Julia Chestnut was a little girl, her Sunday tradition was to wake up, turn on the television and watch Steve Irwin’s “The Crocodile Hunter” with her family. But when Irwin was killed by a stingray while filming in 2006, .

  • ‘CITY MOMS’ astonishing; they won’t mother anyone

    To the Editor: I was astonished to see the headline “CITY MOMS” when describing the female majority of the City Commission. After the last election I don’t recall a headline “CITY DADS.” I don’t believe the women who .

  • Rainn Wilson interacts with K-State audience Christopher.conner1

    The K-State Union Program Council presented Rainn Wilson at McCain Auditorium Thursday, April 9. Wilson is known most recently for his lead role on the Fox series “Backstrom,” but most recognizable as Dwight from the U.S. TV version of “The .

  • Artist’s residency at Beach explores food-related issues

    A three-day workshop at Kansas State University’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art will explore food production, consumption, service, convenience and cultural identity in 21st century Kansas through the practice of artist-researcher Sean Starowitz. The Center for Food Perception .


    Margaret Marie Pettle died Tuesday, April 7, 2015, just 19 days short of her 100th birthday, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Marie was born on April 26, 1915, in Cordell, Okla., to Frank and .


    Guy G. Groves, 40, of Wichita, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis, Wichita. He died of natural causes from a heart ailment. He was born Sept. 27, 1974, in Junction City. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015,  .

  • Cats beat No. 3 TCU to take series

    It had been a long time since Kansas State’s junior right-hander Levi MaVorhis had won a game as a starter — the second game of the season. Since then, it’s been up and down for one of the Wildcats’ .


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