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  • Obituaries | July 10, 2014

    LOIS L. HEDMAN

    Lois Leona Hedman, 93, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Lois was born in Leonardville on May 25, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Carl B. and Minnie (Nelson) Meyer.  She graduated from Leonardville High School in 1939, where she

  • Obituaries | July 10, 2014

    WILMA MAE FORSBERG

    Wilma Mae Forsberg, 84, of Riley, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on Jan. 2, 1930, in Eagleville, Mo., the daughter of Rutherford H. and Mary L. (Hurst) Shannon.  She grew up in the Eagleville area and graduated from

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 09, 2014

    Stores downtown and in mall close during temporary power outage

    Business on Manhattan’s southeast side couldn’t proceed as usual Wednesday afternoon as a power outage forced many stores and service providers to temporarily close. The outage affected more than 900 customers, Westar Energy reported, including businesses on Poyntz Avenue in the downtown area. Power

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 09, 2014

    City wants RCPD to dip into reserve to address shortfall

    City commissioners said Tuesday they would like the Riley County Police Department to dip into its reserve funds to address a budget shortfall. Because revenues from funding sources are lower than expected, the police department is projected to be $237,816 short of its nearly $14.45 million budget

  • Local |Business | July 09, 2014

    Pepperd says renters have more options

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    It really isn’t fair, tossing out a puzzling question, then not turning over every possible stone in search of an answer. In last Sunday’s Mercury, a story outlined what officials said appears to be a significant drop in apartment occupancies around Manhattan. Riley

  • Local |Business | July 09, 2014

    Volunteers needed for furniture event

    As Furniture Amnesty Day grows larger, the need for volunteers does as well. The event is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 25, in the City Park parking lot near the Wilson baseball fields. The city and HandsOn Kansas State is seeking 50 volunteers - 20

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 09, 2014

    Commission looks for further reductions

    City staff members are seeking direction on further reductions to the 2015 budget for the final work session on the topic July 22. The Flint Hills Discovery Center budget and business plan also will be a topic of discussion. Currently, the proposed 2015 city budget is around $134.3 million

  • General Activities | July 09, 2014

    Manko juniors drop a pair at Emporia

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko junior 17ers lost a pair of games on the road Tuesday night to Emporia Post 5. After dropping Game 1, 8-1, the 17ers almost completed a rally in the nightcap, losing 4-3 in a tight game. Manhattan allowed four runs in the

  • Movies | July 09, 2014

    Attractive, well-acted ‘Chef’ hardly makes a ripple

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    Even some Manhattanites who are aware of the recently released and much praised “Chef” may not know it has arrived here. They won’t know why it is playing two matinees every afternoon and no evening shows. Heck, they won’t even know the tickets

  • Local |Business | July 09, 2014

    Rodeo and dinner to benefit cancer research

    The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association wants you to be tough enough to wear pink. The association’s eighth annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo, a special night at the Kaw Valley Rodeo, will be Friday, July 25, to raise awareness of breast cancer and other


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