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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | December 20, 2012

    RCPD declares emergency response and reporting phase

    Effective 7 a.m. Thursday, the Riley County Police Department entered into an emergency traffic accident response and reporting phase due to weather conditions. Until further notice the RCPD will not respond to traffic accidents unless they involve road blockage or injuries.  Additionally the RCPD

  • Area Schools | December 19, 2012

    Falcon girls win big game vs. Mustangs

    RILEY —  Although the Riley County Falcons began the contest against the rival Rock Creek Mustangs with a 10-point lead and ended with the same margin, the matchup was much closer in between the bookends. Still, the Falcons were clutch when it counted and bested

  • Area Schools | December 19, 2012

    Rock Creek boys dominate Falcons for 67-33 road win

    RILEY — With 1:40 left in the third quarter Riley County sophomore Joel Marienau knocked down a 3-pointer from the top of the key and those left in the Falcons’ gym were as loud as they had been the entire contest against the rival Mustangs. Even the

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 19, 2012

    City nixes apartment complex proposal

    City commissioners denied a developer’s request to rezone land for a proposed apartment complex on College Heights Avenue Tuesday, but admitted that a place close to campus needs to be found for high-density student housing. With the exception of Rich Jankovich, who recused himself,

  • Movies | December 19, 2012

    We’ll have to wait to see if ‘Unexpected Journey’ served its purpose


    When Peter Jackson agreed to tackle J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” a collective sigh of relief went out across the world of “Lord of the Rings” fans. This time, Jackson decided to make a single, relatively short novel into three full-length movies. The

  • Editorials | December 19, 2012

    Closing in on a welcome sign?

    It’s good to know that the idea for a sign atop one of the Kansas River bridge piers welcoming people to Manhattan is alive and well. The idea has surfaced on several occasions since the old K-177 bridge was torn down in the 1990s

  • Letters | December 19, 2012

    There is no place in civilian society for assault weapons

    To the Editor: Let’s quit talking about the deaths in Bengazi and start worrying about how to prevent killings like we had in Connecticut and Aurora, Colo.

  • Letters | December 19, 2012

    Vital research being done at USDA site on College Ave.

    To The Editor: In the Friday-Saturday (Dec. 14-15) edition of The Manhattan Mercury, a question about a sidewalk along the south side of Dickens Avenue was submitted to the “I Wonder” column. Both the question and the reply incorrectly identified the land as belonging to

  • Letters | December 19, 2012

    Why would anyone steal a wreath from a grave site?

    To the Editor: What does this world continue to come to? We have seen great tragedy in the news. I had heard the news of what had happened in Newtown, Conn., on my way to the cemetery.

  • Local | December 19, 2012

    Local stores confirm a rush to buy semiautomatic guns

    Firearm sales are way up, local gun store owners said Wednesday, following the shooting last Friday at a Connecticut elementary school that left 20 children, six adults and the shooter dead. They said some people are concerned that in response to the shooting, laws involving gun

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