The key word for weather in 2012 was dry. For much of the year, the state battled extreme drought that threatened crops and wildlife, and depleted water supplies. “The latest is that we’re still in extreme drought in our area,” state climatologist Mary Knapp said. “
The Mercury is introducing a year-long daily feature called Manhattan Milestones. Each day, it will feature interesting and significant happenings from the city’s history. The items are compiled by Kevin Olson, author of the book “Frontier Manhattan.” Here are the entries for Jan. 1 and 2.
For those contractors looking to build in Riley County, the fee to get a permit is going up. Steven Higgins, Riley County zoning officer, told county commissioners Monday that building permits for principal structures were raised from $50 to $75 Dec. 19. That takes the fee for residences
A Leonardville man has filed for a position on the USD 378 Board of Education. Steven R. Reed filed papers declaring his candidacy for the position 5 seat on the board Friday. He is an electrician and is the current board president.
Two different reports of burglary were reported on Thurston Street. Laura Worner and Chailyn Cummings, 827 Thurston, reported an unknown person or persons entered their home between Dec. 16 and Dec. 29. A 20-inch television and prescription narcotics were reported taken for a total loss of $360. Megan Monnett, 821
Harlan G. Hale, 82, of Manhattan died Saturday at his residence.
Gertrude Behrens, 98, of Barnes died Sunday at the Linn Community Care Home in Linn.
Maruja Torres, 92, of Wamego died Sunday at the Wamego City Hospital.
There can be no surprise in the observation that a newly erected statue of Adolf Hitler kneeling and praying at the site of the World War II Warsaw ghetto provokes strong feelings. That was, after all, the artist’s intent; indeed, how could it be
To the Editor: It’s not just another New Year. My observation suggests we’re at a significant turning point, a new era. I hope each of you will pay increased attention to the further intrusion of government, particularly the federal government in
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