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  • Local |Business | August 06, 2014

    KDHE suspends daycare

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) issued an emergency order of suspension to Aunt Lesa’s Daycare, 525 Northfield Road. The department announced the suspension Tuesday. The action came about because of events that occurred on April 14. The department received a complaint that Lesa

  • August 06, 2014

    Ecuadorian dignitaries visit to honor teacher program

    A delegation of Ecuadorian dignitaries visited K-State on Wednesday for the university’s Day of Ecuador in recognition of the Go Teacher program, whose participants will graduate on Thursday. Ecuadorian Ambassador Nathalie Cely and the country’s vice minister of its governing body of high

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | August 06, 2014

    Citizens’ group concerned about NBAF safety following safety lapses at CDC

    After three safety breaches in the past two months at federal laboratories, a citizen spoke to the city commission about her concerns with Manhattan’s future federal lab. Sylvia Beeman, a spokesperson for the citizen group Biosecurity for the Heartland, spoke during the public comment

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 06, 2014

    Judge to allow past incident in child rape case

    Riley County Judge David Stutzman on Tuesday decided he would allow District Attorney Barry Wilkerson to admit evidence from an incident that Wilkerson argued shows a Fort Riley man accused of raping three young girls last year has a propensity for sexual misconduct. The defendant, 31

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 06, 2014

    Court dates set for men accused of robbery

    Two Ogden men charged in a July robbery that left a victim seriously injured were scheduled for future court dates on Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Judge William Malcolm scheduled 38-year-old Johnny Cossey to appear on Aug. 19 for a status hearing. Malcolm also set

  • Editorials | August 06, 2014

    Now, on to the general election

    Among our assorted thoughts on Tuesday’s primary election is that Riley County voters somehow managed to live down to expectations. As it turns out, Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo’s projection of 20-percent turnout was too optimistic. Unofficial results put turnout at a meager 16.86

  • Columns | August 06, 2014

    Fieldhouse can fill many gaps

    I was taken aback by the recent article in the Mercury on the falling occupancy rate in local hotels over the past year. Couple this with the fact that more hotels are scheduled to be built, and we are certain to face a conundrum in

  • Letters | August 06, 2014

    Character has always been a factor for Cooperstown

    To the Editor: Steve Cameron is certainly entitled to his opinion that Pete Rose and Barry Bonds (and Joe Jackson, Steve?) ought to be enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., because only on-field accomplishments should be considered. Sadly for his

  • Movies | August 06, 2014

    ‘Wish I Was Here’ doesn’t earn a recommendation


    The last two movies I’ve seen in theaters—”And So It Goes” and, now, “Wish I Was Here”—have been modest-scale films, nearly indy pictures. They have each been directed by former TV stars, Rob “All in the Family” Reiner and Zach “Scrubs” Braff.

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 06, 2014

    Expert expects compliance on labels

    A Kansas State University food label expert believes most companies will comply with a new voluntary federal labeling regulation that defines the term “gluten-free.” The new regulation went into effect Tuesday. “The gluten-free trend has been crazy,” said Fadi Aramouni, professor of food science and

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