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  • Men's Basketball | July 22, 2014

    Rohleder honored for academic achievements

    Kansas State junior Brian Rohleder was honored for his academic achievements on Monday, as he selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court for the 2013-14 season. To be eligible for the Honors Court, a student-athlete must be either a junior or

  • General Activities | July 22, 2014

    Double Play goes 3-2 in weekend tourney

    The 12-and-under Manhattan Optimist Double Play finished their season going 3-2 in a recent tournament in Augusta. The weekend started with wins against the Augusta Impact and the Wichita Elite. The third game on Saturday was a loss to the Kansas Renegades. On Sunday, the

  • General Activities | July 21, 2014

    Seniors open play in Zone

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    The Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers opened postseason play today in the Class AAA Zone tournament in Salina. The 17ers played Junction City at 2 p.m., and a win would match Manhattan up against Newton at 8 p.m. All games are being played at

  • Movies | July 21, 2014

    ‘Sex Tape’: Old name, old idea, but kind of a fun film

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    There is usually something significant about the language we choose to use. Well, despite the “digital revolution,” we are still, apparently, choosing to call audio-video recordings “sex tapes.” So, six years after “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” Hollywood is offering us the new screen

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 21, 2014

    2 charged with attempted murder

    Police arrested two Ogden men on Sunday on charges of attempted murder. Johnny Cossey, 38, and Timothy Holmes, 43, were both charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary, according to a report from the Riley County Police Department. The victim was identified as 22-year-old

  • Local |Business | July 21, 2014

    Fair preparation heats up along with temperatures

    Riley County Extension Director Jennifer Wilson said it best Monday morning as county commissioners heard from fair organizers preparing for this week’s events. “The heat and humidity are on the rise, so that can mean only one thing: it’s Riley County Fair time,”

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 21, 2014

    City wrapping up budget sessions

    The city commission will have its final budget work session Tuesday. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The proposed 2015 city budget is about $134.4 million with a mill levy of 44.712 mills, an increase of $3.6 million and 1.288 mills from 2014. A mill is $1 in

  • Neighbors | July 21, 2014

    Decades maintaining Manhattan’s cemeteries, history

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    Mike Mohler’s father told him something as a kid that has stuck with him to this day. His dad, handicapped at 21 years old because of a stroke, passed on some advice about employment. “He always told me, ‘I don’t care if you flip

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 21, 2014

    Pott County Jail lists those arrested during Country Stampede

    The Mercury has obtained from the Pottawatomie County Jail the names of those booked during this year’s Country Stampede. Because the jail’s records don’t indicate the location of each arrest, all names recorded from June 25 to 29 are listed. Daniel Payney, 29, Ozawkie, for

  • Editorials | July 21, 2014

    It’s Fair Week in Riley County

    It’s late July, it’s hot — but it’s supposed to be hot — and final preparations are under way for one of the community’s can’t-miss annual events, the Riley County Fair. If experience is any guide, there will be plenty to see


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