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  • Obituaries | September 03, 2014


    Robert “Bob” Arthur Oleen, 96, lifetime resident of Dwight, died at his home Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. The family provided the following information. Bob was born on April 26, 1918, in Falun, the son of Hjalmer and Selma (Forslund) Oleen. He graduated from Falun High School and Wichita Business College.

  • Obituaries | September 03, 2014


    J. Dee Johns, 77, of Kansas City, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. The family provided the following information. J. Dee will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. Condolences will be held on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at 10 a.m., followed by a memorial

  • Football | September 03, 2014

    Wildcats, Cyclones set for early Big 12 clash

    Kansas State understands all too well how it feels to be Iowa State right now. It was just last year when the Wildcats lost their home opener to FCS foe North Dakota State, a loss that sent K-State careening off the cliff for much of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 03, 2014

    Topeka man pleads guilty to armed robbery of Dollar General

    A Topeka man in federal court on Tuesday pleaded guilty to robbing two businesses earlier this year, including a Dollar General in Manhattan. According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office, Christopher Wilhoite, 26, pleaded guilty to two counts of commercial

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 03, 2014

    Man injured in Pott County semi accident

    WHEATON – A Wheaton man was injured Tuesday morning after the semitrailer he was driving rolled on Kansas highway 16 in Pottawatomie County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported Michael Hart, 36, was driving a 2004 Freightliner, which was pulling a 2013 Bulk Trailer, on Railroad Street in Wheaton when he

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | September 02, 2014

    Officials at odds about air quality monitor shutoff

    Internal disagreement between Kansas State University and Konza Prairie officials took place before a decision was made to shut off the prairie’s air quality monitor more than a year ago. This information comes via email conversations obtained by The Mercury through an open records

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 02, 2014

    City, county, school combine for 1-mill increase

    Property taxes will increase just shy of 1 mill next year for residents of Riley County, Manhattan and USD 383. The three largest local governing bodies earlier this month completed their budgets for the 2015 year, and combined, taxes are set to go up 0.99 mills from 2014, for a

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 02, 2014

    Holmes’ hearing pushed to Friday

    The preliminary hearing for an Ogden man accused of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary has been pushed back to Friday morning. Timothy Holmes, 43, faces two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated burglary for entering an Ogden apartment in the 100 block of 10th

  • Local |Education | September 02, 2014

    Buses on school board’s agenda

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will review a recommendation to purchase six buses to replace aging units that failed a recent inspection. USD 383 transportation director Doug Messer is scheduled to bring the issue before the board, which meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to agenda information,

  • Neighbors |Arts & Leisure | September 02, 2014

    Kentucky native brings passion for stage to Wamego


    Heather Branham Green left her long-time home in Kentucky for the middle of the country and found Columbian Theatre, a place she’s been charged to help maintain as the vibrant staple Wamego loves. She moved to Kansas two years ago from a community of

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