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  • Local | July 27, 2013

    Traits of a skilled leader

    There may have been only one contestant in each division of the Shepherd’s Lead contest, but the lack of competition didn’t stop entrants from putting on a show for the crowd that packed the bleachers in Hurlburt Hall Friday night. The purple ribbon

  • Local | July 27, 2013

    Great goats in the making


    Riley County youngsters who’ve spent the past year polishing their skills with goats got a chance to show those skills off in the Hurlburt Hall show ring Saturday afternoon. Several proved they’d put all that time and effort to good use. Michaela Sievers

  • Local |Business | July 27, 2013

    YML adds two partners

    Douglas P. Meloan and Eric S. Londeen, co-owners of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home added Brian W. Waddington and Shane D. Lohse to the firm. Waddington has been with the firm as a licensed staff member since 2005. He was raised in Belleville, and was previously a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | July 27, 2013

    Car chase leads police through town, ends with woman taken to hospital

    A woman led local and state police on a chase across several area counties Saturday that ended with her being taken to a local hospital. Authorities began their pursuit of the woman, who they had not identified Saturday night, around 2 p.m. Saturday in a

  • Obituaries | July 27, 2013

    Wilbur Buckley

    The Reverend Wilbur D Buckley, 87, of Clay Center died Thursday at his home.

  • Court Calendar | July 26, 2013

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, July 29, 2013 9:00 – NO APPEARANCES 10:30 – BRW/BCF 10:30 Castillo, Jeff Status (13 CR 387 Crim Rest., Dom Batt) JJC I 10:30 Collins, Dustin ProRev Dispo Hrg (12 CR 358 Theft) JWG I 10:30 Collins, Dustin SENTENCING (13 CR 243 Felony Theft) BKD I 10:30 Essman, Eric Arr. (13 CR 86 Burglary, Theft, CDP) JWG I 10:30 Holt, Joshua Status (13

  • Local |Business | July 26, 2013

    Varney’s goes red and blue ...but not here

    The owners of the main bookstore serving Kansas State University have bought a bookstore serving the University of Kansas. That means Varney’s Book Store in Manhattan and the Jayhawk Book Store in Lawrence are both owned by the Levin family, under the banner of

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 26, 2013

    Auditorium conversion has at least one backer

    A city commissioner argued Thursday for retention of a controversial revamp of City Hall that eliminates the stage in the portion of the building formally known as Peace Memorial Auditorium. Commissioner Wynn Butler said at an open house on the project that opponents are losing

  • Local |Business | July 26, 2013

    Ballard’s, an Aggieville mainstay, closes shop

    Ballard’s Sporting Goods, an Aggieville pillar for more than a half-century, has closed its doors. Owner Steve Ballard confirmed the closing in a phone conversation with The Mercury on Thursday. The store had been managed by Varney’s Book Store in the past year

  • July 26, 2013

    University receives $13.7 million in grant money for grain research

    The United States Agency for International Development, or USAID, has announced that Kansas State University is the recipient of a $13.7 million grant from the agency to help end poverty and increase food supplies in semiarid Africa. The award was made under Feed the Future, the

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