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  • Local |Government & Politics | September 29, 2014

    Residents share flood insurance increase concerns

    Concerned residents Monday told Riley County commissioners and representatives of Kansas’ congressmen how they felt about the possibility of increased flood insurance rates. The Riley County Commission held a summit about the issue. “Such increases are overwhelming to some with modest-priced homes,” Commission Chairman Bob

  • Neighbors | September 29, 2014

    Life on the road easier with company for these friends

    Neighbors.phatch

    Mike Wilson and Frank Garcia weren’t even supposed to be in Manhattan. Yet on Thursday afternoon, the traveling buddies found themselves sitting in the grass near the corner of Leavenworth Street and Tuttle Creek Boulevard. Some drivers passing by smiled or waved, others sent

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 29, 2014

    Man gets 6-year sentence in 2 cases

    A Manhattan man was sentenced on Monday to six years in prison for an April kidnapping and robbery and for falsifying information on a pawn ticket in another case. Jerred Snyder, 30, reached a plea agreement in both cases earlier this month. He pleaded no contest

  • Local |Business | September 29, 2014

    Horse power on display at Old Settlers Day

    ALTA VISTA — Horse power is far from dead and gone, say some area farmers. They were on hand to give historical demonstrations at Saturday’s Old Settlers Day at Alta Vista, but they said rising fuel costs and other overhead sometimes require them to hitch

  • Editorials | September 29, 2014

    Democrats should replace Taylor

    We don’t often find ourselves in agreement with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, whose phony crusade against voter fraud has disenfranchised thousands of law-abiding Kansans. But he was right to try to keep former Democratic Senate candidate Chad Taylor’s name on the

  • Letters | September 29, 2014

    Being part of Manhattan’s growth has been a pleasure

    To the Editor: How does one say “Thanks” to Bethany Knipp for her article about me in the Sept. 22 issue of the Mercury without sounding smug and self-aware? Probably can’t be done, but Bethany deserves my deep appreciation for her skill as an interviewer

  • Letters | September 29, 2014

    Those certain of warming are the real climate deniers

    To the Editor: The hot air coming out of the recent climate change summit at the United Nations continued unabated, although the dwin-dling attendance spoke loudly to the waning interest and abject failure of the flawed notion that man has any significant effect on climate

  • Obituaries | September 29, 2014

    JIM BLACK

    James N. “Jim” Black, 81, of Manhattan died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Jim was born Nov. 20, 1932, in Minneapolis, Kan., the son of Floyd and Mae (Reynolds) Black, and graduated from Chapman High School

  • Obituaries | September 29, 2014

    MICHAEL D. NELSON

    Michael D. Nelson, 64, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Oct. 26, 1949, in Manhattan, the son of Robert and Elizabeth (Scott) Nelson. Michael attended the local elementary schools and graduated

  • Obituaries | September 29, 2014

    THOMAS TAYLOR

    Thomas N. Taylor, 18, of Davenport, Iowa, died of a gunshot wound on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Thomas was an intelligent, loving and caring young man who lost his life far too soon. Thomas is survived by his parents, Todd M. Taylor and his significant other, Stephnie Soto,


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