• Fort Riley soldier to serve 6 months for false statement

    KANSAS CITY, KAN. — A Fort Riley soldier on Wednesday in federal court was sentenced to six months in prison for making false material statements to the Social Security Administration. James Nickerson, 38, will serve six months of home confinement and three .

  • College Hill Preschool evacuated due to gas smell

    College Hill Preschool students and adults were evacuated to Peace Lutheran Church, 2500 Kimball Ave, at about 10:45 a.m. Thursday because of a strong gas odor inside the school. At The Mercury’s press time, USD 383 maintenance and Kansas Gas Service .

  • Kite’s temporarily closed for unpaid taxes

    Rusty Wilson’s day could have started better. The owner of Kite’s Grille and Bar, 615 N. 12th St., received a surprise visit Thursday morning from about 30 Kansas Department of Revenue authorities, Alcoholic Beverage Control agents and police officers. They .

  • Man arrested for making meth

    Police on Wednesday arrested a Manhattan man for manufacturing methamphetamine. Riley County officers arrested Matthew Sundgren, 30, of 1947 College Heights, Apt. A-3, at 9:38 p.m. in the 7600 block of Cedar Creek Road. He was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of drug .

  • Indians set for big test vs. Hayden

    It may only be the third week of the high school season, but Friday’s matchup between Manhattan High and Hayden is likely to have serious Centennial League title implications. Other league hopefuls Topeka High and Junction City figure to .

  • ‘Body cams’ can improve safety

    It was good to learn this week that the Riley County Police Department is testing cameras for officers to wear in dealings with the public, just as it was good to learn that the RCPD has been looking into using .

  • Purple Heart recipient who fought in Battle of Bulge dies

    William F. “Bill” Stahl, 89, of Junction City, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Valley View Senior Life in Junction City. Bill was born March 4, 1925, in Junction City, the son of Edward John and Reta Mae (Cline) Stahl. He attended schools in Junction .

  • TESSIE BUSSART

    Tessie Myrtle Bussart, 79, of Wamego died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at the Westy Community Care Home. She was a member of the area for nearly 50 years. The family provided some of the following information. Tessie was born Feb. 4, 1935, in Kalamazoo, Mich., the .

  • WAYNE PERRY

    Wayne Austin Perry, 87, of Salina died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. He was born March 21, 1927, in Junction City, the son of William Austin Perry and Etta Elizabeth (Dempsey) Perry. Wayne was a World War II veteran and a mail carrier for the United .

  • SALLY BETH UBEL

    Sally Beth Ubel, 79, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Trinity Manor Nursing Home in Dodge City. The family provided the following information. Sally was born on April 27, 1935, in Wamego, the daughter of Hugh and Caroline (Smith) Miracle. Sally was a graduate of .

  • THOMAS WOODWARD

    Thomas E. “Tom” Woodward, 67, of Junction City died on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. Tom was born on Feb. 20, 1947, in Manhattan. He attended school in Junction City. He worked in construction, specializing .

  • HOWARD KRANZ

    Howard E. Kranz, 83, of Wetmore died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Sabetha Hospital. He married Marion Alice Dittemore on March 22, 1953, in Holton. She survives of the home. Other survivors include his children, Janet Horton (Neil) of Manhattan, Sandy Hutfles (Sam) of Seneca, .





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