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  • Movies | March 05, 2013

    ‘Last Exorcism 2’ doesn’t meet standards of original


    The title sounds like a joke, doesn’t it? “The Last Exorcism 2.” Sequels are one of the curses of the movie business, and they are so common that the professionals who name movies either didn’t notice what they were doing or, more likely, they

  • Local |Education | March 05, 2013

    Planning time to be settled

    The USD 383 school board will take action on its elementary school time and high school schedule discussion during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center. At the Feb. 20 board meeting, the school board expressed a desire to provide more planning and collaboration

  • Local |Traffic | March 05, 2013

    Pottawatomie approves broader scope for Flush Road/US-24 work

    Improvements to the intersection of Flush Road and U.S. Highway 24 have been expanded. The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday approved an amendment to its engineering contract to include added safety features to the project, as proposed by the Kansas Department of Transportation. The amended design

  • I Wonder | March 05, 2013

    Our early power source? It’s a classic mystery


    Q: I’ve been reading the “Manhattan history” items every day in the Mercury, and I had a question about the very first one, for Jan. 1: I wonder where the power came from on Jan. 1, 1890 for the Manhattan Electric Light Company. Where was the plant

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 05, 2013

    Pottawatomie County sheriff’s building to be relocated

    The sheriff’s office at Westmoreland will be moved to the grounds of the county’s public works shop when the new Pottawatomie County Justice Center is completed. County commissioners Monday approved a proposal to relocate the sheriff’s annex rather than having it demolished

  • Local |Education | March 05, 2013

    RCHS principal resigns

    Riley County High School Principal Eric Swanson has announced his resignation, effective at the end of the school year. In his resignation letter, he said, “I have enjoyed my time here as principal but have realized that my passion lies in teaching in the classroom

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 05, 2013

    Man arrested for battering officer

    An investigation into reportedly bizarre behavior at a Manhattan McDonald’s Monday resulted in the arrest of an 18-year-old Manhattan man for various charges including battery against a law enforcement officer. Police were first called to the McDonald’s, 815 N. Third St., just after 9:30 p.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 05, 2013

    Man arrested for videotaping woman

    Riley County officers arrested a Kansas State University student on Friday for allegedly videotaping a woman known to him without her knowledge. Officer Matthew Droge said William Reed, 20, 1005 Thurston St., Apt. A, was arrested after a 20-year-old woman, also a K-State student, reported Friday that

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 05, 2013

    Citizens’ Police Academy begins

    The Riley County Police Department’s Citizens’ Police Academy began Tuesday and will run through May. Officials said the Academy is a 20-hour course that teaches citizens how the department operates. It runs every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the last class

  • Men's Basketball | March 05, 2013

    K-State needs a win tonight to keep pace with KU

    Kansas took care of its business on Monday night. Now it’s Kansas State’s turn. With a win tonight against TCU, the Wildcats and Jayhawks will be setup to decide the regular season Big 12 title on the road on Saturday. Kansas will be playing

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