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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A homegrown scholarship is helping cultivate higher education opportunities for two Kansas State University veterinary medicine students from Franklin County. Kotie Wootten, first-year veterinary medicine student from Ottawa, and Ellen “Elli” Ouellette Unruh, a second-year veterinary medicine student from Rantoul, are recipients of the R.
Jim “Hippie” Bruns, 59, died Thursday, July 3, 2014, at his residence in Manhattan. He was born on Sept. 30, 1954, in Junction City, the son of Calvin E. & Elaine R. (Nelson) Bruns. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Additional information and a
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 family will greet friends during a visitation on Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.
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