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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 15, 2014

    House fire spreads to next-door building


    Manhattan firefighters quickly gained control of a fire on South Juliette Avenue early Monday night, but not before it did almost $200,000 in damage to two residences and contents of both houses. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 702 S. Juliette Ave. at about 6:20 p.m.

  • Manhattan High School | April 15, 2014

    MHS names George new boys coach

    After co-leading the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team for half of last season following the resignation of Tim Brooks, Benji George was named head coach of the Indians Monday afternoon. A statement announcing the hiring was posted to the USD 383 website on Monday. Athletic director

  • Local |Education | April 15, 2014

    Board to discuss state’s school finance bill

    Members of the USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education are scheduled to discuss the Kansas Legislature’s school finance bill, the district’s nondiscrimination policy and a couple maintenance projects at their 6:30 p.m. meeting on Wednesday. USD 383 director of business services Lew Faust plans to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | April 15, 2014

    Driver flown to Topeka after cement truck rolls


    A cement truck driver was flown by Life Star helicopter to a Topeka hospital Monday after suffering serious injuries when his truck rolled onto its side in the 6200 block of Anderson Avenue. Riley County police and emergency officials responded to the accident at about 12:12 p.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | April 15, 2014

    Vehicle crashes into beauty store

    A downtown beauty supply store needs a makeover — courtesy of a suspected drunken driver. At about 2 a.m. Tuesday, Riley County police responded to Linde International Beauty Supply, 114 S. Fourth St. Officers discovered that Scott Daougherty, 23, of Junction City, had crashed his 2004 Ford F150 into

  • Editorials | April 15, 2014

    Memorial for Ike a long time coming

    We’re confident that Kansans and other admirers of former President Dwight Eisenhower will one day enjoy visiting a memorial in his honor on trips to our nation’s capital. But we can’t begin to guess when that day will come. Already, plans have

  • Letters | April 15, 2014

    Voter Empowerment Act could ease fraud hysteria

    To the Editor: I would like to add a few points to others’ comments in response to Roger Seymour’s letter April 9 regarding voter fraud (“Shame on the Mercury for ‘charade’ against Kobach.” As Richard Baker pointed out, the North Carolina Board of Elections, as

  • Letters | April 15, 2014

    Kobach’s voter suppression is hardly a source of pride

    To the Editor: Roger Seymour’s letter in last Wednesday’s Mercury about data on voter fraud and the paper’s “charade” against Secretary of State Kris Kobach has all the makings of misinformation and hysteria mas-querading as truth. Seymour cites a study by the

  • Arts & Leisure | April 15, 2014

    Marionettes entertain Kansas State audience


    Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union recently housed a pair of performances by the Cashore Marionettes. The two performances featured the work of Joseph Cashore. Joe designs, creates and puppeteers his own marionettes and props. He also develops the controls that make his creations

  • April 15, 2014

    Open house to feature discussion of flood risks

    Flood risks along the Big Blue River will be discussed at an open house Wednesday night, according to city senior planner Chad Bunger. The public is invited to this event, which is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. at Manhattan Fire Headquarters, 2000 Denison Ave. Representatives from

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