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  • Local |Government & Politics | January 17, 2014

    Area lawmakers wonder how state will fund governor’s initiatives

    TOPEKA — Now that legislators know what Gov. Sam Brownback wants, where will the money come from? Revenues are down for the state based on Brownback’s projected budget adjustments for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. After revenues reached $6.8 billion in FY13, the projected revenues are $6.56 billion in

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 17, 2014

    Kansas delegation split on vote for NBAF funds

    Although the $1.012 trillion spending bill passed by Congress included funding for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility, the votes among Kansas’ all-Republican delegation were split. The bill included $404 million for construction for NBAF, a facility that would conduct infectious disease research on animals such

  • Local |Education | January 17, 2014

    Finney, Hostetler among Wall of Fame inductees

    A former governor, a banking and insurance industry leader, and a pair of physicists have been selected for the Manhattan High Wall of Fame. The Manhattan High School Alumni Association picked four graduates for induction this year. They are Joan (McInroy) Finney, Charles Hostetler, Don

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 17, 2014

    Hearing for murder case rescheduled


    WESTMORELAND — A preliminary hearing for a St. Marys man charged with second-degree murder was rescheduled for Feb. 20. Pablo Alberto Gonzalez, 21, was arrested in Pottawatomie County early New Year’s Day after Levi W. Bishop, 24, of Rossville was found shot to death inside a car that

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 17, 2014

    High winds force crew out of burning home

    A fire caused an estimated $200,000 of damage to a Manhattan home and its contents Thursday. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 3114 Gary Ave., owned by Jeanette Cukjati of Girard, for a report of a structure fire. When crews arrived, officials said smoke and fire

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 17, 2014

    RCPD names victim of job site accident

    David G. Teske, 47, of Onaga died Thursday after an accident at a job site in Manhattan, according to the Riley County Police Department. Teske was struck by a falling tree. RCPD, emergency services, the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County Rural Fire responded to a

  • Letters | January 17, 2014

    Report rubbed atmospheric scientist the wrong way

    To the Editor: I was disappointed in reading the item in the Jan 16 edition of the Mercury about our strong winds. Most people are inter-ested in and discuss the weather, so the coverage was appropriate. What was frustrating was the suggestion that the high winds

  • Obituaries | January 17, 2014


    Joseph Thomas Duke, 78, of Junction City, died Tuesday. The family provided some of the following information. Joe was born in Webb, Ala. on Jan. 30, 1935. He was the son of the late Evitus Lee and Lennie Mae (Durden) Duke.  Joe graduated from high school in

  • Obituaries | January 17, 2014


    Janice Eddy, 46, of Plattsmouth, Neb., died Wednesday. The family provided some of the following information. She was born January 24, 1967. She was united in marriage to Donald N. “Chip” Eddy on March 17, 1990, in Middleburg, Fla. She was preceded in death by her mother Ruth Smith. She

  • Manhattan High School | January 17, 2014

    Indians prep for rivalry matchup

    After dropping a winnable game at Hayden on Tuesday night, Manhattan High boys’ basketball coach Tim Brooks delivered a warning to his players. He said they’d sit down and have a heart-to-heart talk about the way the team played and the direction this team

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