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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 08, 2013

    Parker gets life in prison

    Fort Riley soldier Daniel Parker was sentenced to life in prison Monday for shooting a man while apparently firing at a nearby building. Parker was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Frederick Beverly on Jan. 1, 2012. The quirk in the case is that Parker wasn’t

  • Local |Traffic | October 08, 2013

    KDOT to increase visibility on US 24

    The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday approved an agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation to improve the sight distance near the Flush Road and John Scott Road intersection north of U.S. Highway 24. The county learned recently it had been selected for up to $360,000 in

  • Local |Government, Politics |Fort Riley | October 08, 2013

    DOD act ends furloughs for civilians at Fort Riley

    Furloughed employees at Fort Riley are back at work after a Department of Defense action recalling a majority of civilian workers. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced Saturday that furloughs issued as a result of the government shutdown would end. The announcement came after a

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | October 08, 2013

    Cerner execs visiting K-State

    Executives from Cerner Corporation will be at K-State’s College of Business Administration Wednesday and Thursday to recruit students. Cerner Days will feature a seminar on career development tips and tricks, an information session about career opportunities at Cerner, resume reviews and multiple occasions for

  • Obituaries | October 08, 2013


    Timothy Tilton, 69, died Sunday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on April 28, 1944, in Alameda, Calif.. He was the son of Walter D. & Josephine (Taylor) Tilton.  Following high school, Timothy entered

  • Local | October 08, 2013

    Longtime Mercury photographer retires

    Rod mikinski

    Rod Mikinski, a Manhattan Mercury photographer for 34 years, has announced his retirement. Mikinski, in a written statement published in today’s Mercury, called his tenure at the paper “a great joy,” and thanked the “people of this community who let me get closer to the

  • Movies | October 08, 2013

    Latest Momix show at Kansas State pleases all ages

    This last Friday the modern dance company Momix returned to K-State’s McCain Auditorium for the first time in a couple of years. The Connecticut-based outfit is pretty well-known to local audiences, having entertained on the McCain stage at least a couple of times earlier,

  • Obituaries | October 08, 2013


    Deborah Lea Harken, 50, of Wamego, died Sunday at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan, after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer. The family provided some of the following information. Deb was born in Creston, Iowa, on Jan. 7, 1963, to Daniel and Carol Ann (Roberdee) Berry.

  • Movies | October 08, 2013

    McCain ‘Price is Right’ only a shadow of the TV show


    On Sunday, iconic game show “The Price is Right” came to McCain Auditorium in the form of “The Price is Right Live Stage Show.” The stage version of the long-running and popular game show began nearly ten years ago and has given out cash and

  • Obituaries | October 08, 2013


    Jerry Lynn Rood, 61, of Leonardville, died Sunday at his residence. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Oct. 17, 1951 in Lincoln. He was the son of Frank Nelson and Edna Marie (Meier) Rood.  He graduated from Riley County High School

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