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  • ‘Sex Tape’: Old name, old idea, but kind of a fun film G.w.clift1

    There is usually something significant about the language we choose to use. Well, despite the “digital revolution,” we are still, apparently, choosing to call audio-video recordings “sex tapes.” So, six years after “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” Hollywood is .

  • 2 charged with attempted murder

    Police arrested two Ogden men on Sunday on charges of attempted murder. Johnny Cossey, 38, and Timothy Holmes, 43, were both charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary, according to a report from the Riley County Police Department. The .

  • Fair preparation heats up along with temperatures

    Riley County Extension Director Jennifer Wilson said it best Monday morning as county commissioners heard from fair organizers preparing for this week’s events. “The heat and humidity are on the rise, so that can mean only one thing: it’.

  • City wrapping up budget sessions

    The city commission will have its final budget work session Tuesday. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The proposed 2015 city budget is about $134.4 million with a mill levy of 44.712 mills, an increase of $3.6 million and 1.288 mills .

  • Decades maintaining Manhattan’s cemeteries, history Mike-1.phatch

    Mike Mohler’s father told him something as a kid that has stuck with him to this day. His dad, handicapped at 21 years old because of a stroke, passed on some advice about employment. “He always told me, ‘I don’.

  • Pott County Jail lists those arrested during Country Stampede

    The Mercury has obtained from the Pottawatomie County Jail the names of those booked during this year’s Country Stampede. Because the jail’s records don’t indicate the location of each arrest, all names recorded from June 25 to 29 are .

  • It’s Fair Week in Riley County

    It’s late July, it’s hot — but it’s supposed to be hot — and final preparations are under way for one of the community’s can’t-miss annual events, the Riley County Fair. If experience is any guide, there .

  • Criticism of Obama advocate typical of GOP right-wingers

    To the Editor: It is not surprising at all that Art Loub had to respond to the excellent letter by Nolan Carlson. Every letter I have had published for a long time drew a responding letter delivered by the U..


    Jim Hagen, 48, died in his sleep Sunday, July 6, 2014, at his home in Shelby Township, Mich. The family provided the following information. Jim was born in Fargo, N.D., on Nov. 16, 1965, the son of Lawrence J. Hagen and Betty Ann of .


    Thomas Ralph Lee, 80, Clay Center, died Friday, July 18, 2014, in Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Dec. 8, 1933, in Manhattan, the son of Claude and Mertis (Pulis) Lee. Tom was a graduate of Manhattan High .


    James Michael “Mike” Willard, 67, of Manhattan, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. Mike was born April 21, 1947, in Manhattan, the son of Charles and Betty Elder Willard. Mike entered the United States Navy and served his country for .

  • Kaw Valley Rodeo, ‘Little Mermaid’ and more

    SUNDAY Manhattan Public Library Summer Reading Program: Fizz Boom Read, through July 31. People of all ages from babies to teens to grandparents can participate. It’s free to sign up, and all you have to do is keep track of .


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