The Riley County Courthouse could be closed for as many as seven weeks in fiscal year 2015. Administrative District Judge Meryl Wilson brought that possibility to the Riley County Commission Thursday, saying a way must be found to reduce the court’s budget by around $9 million
USD 383 school board members voiced their displeasure about a potential change in collective bargaining policy Wednesday. A policy change proposed by the Kansas Association of School Boards would limit the subject of negotiations between teachers and school boards to compensation, fringe benefits, hours and amounts
Delta Sigma Phi and Union Program Council will partner to present Momorial, a benefit concert to honor the life of Mo Meyer, Thursday night. Meyer was a member of that fraternity who was killed in a car accident in 2008. The 8 p.m. concert in All
Sometimes we learn things in the oddest ways. My recent lesson started with a gas cap. You know, those things you screw back on your car’s gas tank after you’ve spent about $60 on a partial fill-up. OK, so somehow I wound up needing
Riley County animal control and law enforcement officers attended a training session Wednesday about how to investigate dog fighting and cockfighting crime. Terry Mills, blood sports director for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, led the session, explaining the underground culture
We can’t imagine what the strangest thing the Manhattan City Commission might ever have to deal with would be, but accountability for vomiting in taxis would likely be a contender. Yet in a community loaded with college students and a considerable contingent of young
To The Editor: We want to thank the Mercury for printing Chris Banner’s review of our book, “My Navy Cross,” subtitled “Something I’m Not Proud Of.” However, there are some inaccuracies in the review. First, “Restoring History” is not part of the title.
To the Editor: This is in reference to the Washington Post editorial “Tragically, nothing has changed” and the Associated Press story, “Contract worker behind Navy Yard shooting rampage” on page in Tuesday’s Mercury.
The Kansas State chapter of Theta Xi recently won the Memorial Trophy, given to the top Theta Xi chapter in the nation. It shared the award with the Georgia Southern chapter, topping the other 47 active chapters. Memorial Trophy is based on a chapter’s performance
History comes to life this Saturday at the High Ground Museum outside Council Grove. “Everybody’s welcome to come ‘relive exactly what it used to be like’ during our annual open house and hay day,” said Lloyd Florence. Florence and his wife, Marlene, will host
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