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  • Local | March 12, 2014

    Health fair canceled, set to be revamped

    The annual Riley County Health Fair has been canceled, health department officials said this week. But that doesn’t mean it’s gone for good. Katy Oestman, health educator for the department, told The Mercury that the health fair is in the process of being

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 12, 2014

    Bond reduced for man charged in shooting

    WESTMORELAND — The suspected shooter in a December 2013 incident at Manhattan Quality Inn & Suites might be released on bond. Dustin Monroe appeared Tuesday in Pottawatomie County District Court, where his $250,000 bond was reduced to $25,000, prosecuting attorney Sherri Schuck said. Monroe is accused of firing several

  • Columns | March 12, 2014

    An evening conversation: Ah, survival

    Did you make it through the ordeal? Are you feeling OK? Any need to see a doctor, change your will or look for a new job? Whew… Glad we’re all still here, frisky as ever, and fit enough to trudge forward with no serious

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 12, 2014

    City seeks input on sign regulations

    The city is testing the public’s opinion on proposed sign regulation changes. The current sign regulations are being updated, with the city hosting focus group meetings throughout the week — and after spring break — to receive input on potential changes. Around a dozen landlords and

  • Manhattan High School | March 12, 2014

    MHS girls roll to state semis

    WICHITA — The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team won their state opener 55-39 over Shawnee Mission West to advance to the Class 6A state semifinals on Friday. The Indians led 27-20 at halftime and had their leads up to double digits for a large portion of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 12, 2014

    Fake Patty’s fire runs up slightly from 2013

    Fake Patty’s Day statistics from the Manhattan Fire Department were on par with last year’s event, according to numbers released Tuesday. Deputy Chief Ryan Almes said firefighters made 14 emergency runs this year compared with 13 last year. The number is significantly lower than the 26

  • Editorials | March 12, 2014

    ‘Navigator’ bill is a ‘political statement’

    So much for the notion that the Kansas Supreme Court ruling on school finance would redirect legislators’ focus from petty to pertinent legislation in the second half of the 2014 session. To be fair, lawmakers aren’t ignoring school finance. But neither is that issue getting

  • Letters | March 12, 2014

    Floersches epitomize good local ownership, service

    To the Editor: We hear frequent chatter about bringing jobs to Manhattan and keeping the profits local. I believe in this with a passion, and I would like to applaud two brothers who I would like to see celebrated and supported by our city. The

  • Letters | March 12, 2014

    KDOT’s road crews cleared way for Constitution Bee

    To the Editor: We of the Flint Hills Tea Party Educational Fund extend our sincere thanks to the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) for another job well done Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2. It may have been just another workday for these road , but for

  • March 12, 2014

    Foster ready for 1st NCAA tourney run

    This is a new experience for Kansas State freshman Marcus Foster. As decorated of a high school player he was in Texas, not once did he make it to the state tournament. Every season, they came up one game short. So as the Wildcats and

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