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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | May 26, 2013

    Jury deadlocks in K-State professor’s rape trial

    The trial of an assistant K-State professor accused of rape ended in mistrial Friday when jurors declared they could not unanimously agree on a verdict. A new trial date for William Yankey, 29, Manhattan, is scheduled to be set during a status hearing on June 3. Jurors

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 26, 2013

    Twister may have hit May 18

    Local authorities now believe a small tornado may have touched down in northern Riley County, causing damage previously attributed to a series of storms May 18. Pat Collins, director of Riley County emergency management, described the storm as either an F0 or F1 tornado, saying it

  • Local |Business | May 26, 2013

    Architect firm merges with local holding company

    Architect firm merges with local holding company Anderson Knight Architects will join the Action Pact Holdings family of companies effective June 1, and will assume the name of Action Pact Design. “This move will enable Action Pact to broaden the spectrum of services we offer clients,

  • Local |Fort Riley | May 26, 2013

    ‘Dagger U’: Majoring in Africa studies

    FORT RILEY — Soldiers with the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team have known about their regional alignment with the continent of Africa for a while now. But that doesn’t mean the excitement of the unique mission-set has worn off, especially with some soldiers having gone

  • Books | May 26, 2013

    Hildy’s alcoholism becomes an entertaining daily struggle

    St. Martin’s Press promotes Ann Leary’s “The Good House” as “funny.” Cover blurbs declare the novel to be “wickedly funny,” and “genuinely funny.” They also make it perfectly clear that the novel is about alcoholism. Readers familiar with the raging disease of alcoholism

  • Books | May 26, 2013

    A monk finds himself in the middle of a zombie war in 717 A.D.

    Brother Stephen is a young and talented artist who has become a monk in the year 717 A.D. in order to lead a simple life and to do what he loves best – paint Christian icons. Due to a shortage of iconographers and the recent change

  • Books | May 26, 2013

    Entertaining summer reads for Manhattan’s grown-ups


    This coming Saturday, June 1, is the official kick-off for summer reading programs at Manhattan Public Library and the beginning of our busiest season.  Thousands of people come through the library’s doors every summer and hundreds of them - children, teens and adults -

  • Books | May 26, 2013

    Buffalo hunting was more than a sport; it was an adventure

    After the Civil War, the American West was considered by many to be a mysterious and romantic place with its game to be hunted and its wild Indians. The ultimate hunting experience was enormous and fierce buffalo. “Custer, Cody, and Grand Duke Alexis” tells us

  • Books | May 26, 2013

    ‘Memory of Light’ completed by deceased author’s wife and publisher, continues series vibe

    In 1990, fantasy writer Robert Jordan published the first volume of his epic Wheel of Time saga. The 15 books in the series (including a prologue novel) have since sold more than 40 million copies in 30 languages. Unfortunately Jordan died in 2007 with the story unfinished and many thought

  • May 26, 2013

    Flood of ‘51 brings Dam discussion to forefront


    Editor’s Note:  The Corps of Engineers will celebrate Tuttle Creek Lake’s 50th anniversary on June 1. With the help of the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the lake, the Mercury is publishing a series

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