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  • Local |Business | July 26, 2013

    Varney’s goes red and blue ...but not here

    The owners of the main bookstore serving Kansas State University have bought a bookstore serving the University of Kansas. That means Varney’s Book Store in Manhattan and the Jayhawk Book Store in Lawrence are both owned by the Levin family, under the banner of

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 26, 2013

    Auditorium conversion has at least one backer

    A city commissioner argued Thursday for retention of a controversial revamp of City Hall that eliminates the stage in the portion of the building formally known as Peace Memorial Auditorium. Commissioner Wynn Butler said at an open house on the project that opponents are losing

  • Local |Business | July 26, 2013

    Ballard’s, an Aggieville mainstay, closes shop

    Ballard’s Sporting Goods, an Aggieville pillar for more than a half-century, has closed its doors. Owner Steve Ballard confirmed the closing in a phone conversation with The Mercury on Thursday. The store had been managed by Varney’s Book Store in the past year

  • July 26, 2013

    University receives $13.7 million in grant money for grain research

    The United States Agency for International Development, or USAID, has announced that Kansas State University is the recipient of a $13.7 million grant from the agency to help end poverty and increase food supplies in semiarid Africa. The award was made under Feed the Future, the

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 26, 2013

    Toxicologist urges people to beware of blue-green algae

    With blue-green algae contaminating lakes nationwide, a Kansas State University toxicologist warns pet owners to understand the bacteria’s dangers for their pets and for themselves. Blue-green algae produce toxins that are hazardous to humans and can be fatal in animals, particularly dogs, said Deon

  • Local | July 26, 2013

    4-H results from Riley County Fair

    Here’s the continued list of winners at the Riley County Fair. Banner Division Champion, Wildcat 4-H Club; Reserve Champion, Cico Shamrocks 4-H Club.    Cake Decorating Division Senior Champion, Hope Bryant, Little Apple; Junior Champion, Brooke Vogt, Little Apple; Junior Reserve Champion, Emily

  • Obituaries | July 26, 2013

    Elinor Woellhof

    Elinor M. Woellhof, 83, Miltonvale, died Wed., July 24, 2013 at her home.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 26, 2013

    Police activity in Manhattan

    The Riley County Police Department released a statement Friday afternoon regarding police activity in Manhattan Friday morning. “Today, the Riley County Police Department with the cooperation of multiple surrounding jurisdictions participated in a drug enforcement operation,” the statement read. More details will be released as

  • Editorials | July 26, 2013

    Can’t the 2016 campaign wait?

    You’d think it was too soon to be thinking about the 2016 presidential race. If contemplation of the event this far in advance were to be outlawed, we’d be OK with that. But whether obscene, in poor taste or just premature, the 2016 presidential election

  • Movies | July 26, 2013

    Movie-goers should take a pass on ‘The Conjuring’

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    For those of you who attend movies only to feel the sharp stab of an emotional reaction, let me begin with this warning: the new horror film “The Conjuring” is only scary twice, with both of these instances coming close to half an hour into


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