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  • Marlatt/Denison plan goes forward

    Design work is nearly 30 percent complete for a project to expand lanes on Denison and Marlatt avenues. Brad Waller of Alfred Benesch and Company discussed the project Monday with area officials during an intergovernmental luncheon. The officials at the meeting .

  • Board to hear long-term proposals

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will spend a night listening to proposals from architecture firms that want to help plan the school district’s future. The board invited five architecture firms and consultants to a special meeting Wednesday night to allow .

  • Fire at west Dairy Queen causes ‘extensive’ damage

    The Manhattan Fire Department put out a fire at the west-side Dairy Queen Tuesday morning. The MFD responded to a report of smoke in the building of the Dairy Queen, 3116 Anderson Ave., at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, said Ryan Almes, deputy .

  • Son of businessman found dead in home

    The adult son of the president of Farrar Corporation was found dead Monday morning. Todd Farrar, 41, died at 2720 Heartland Valley Road, a home owned by his parents, Joe and Nancy Farrar. The Riley County Police Department received a call about .

  • Bridge repair to coincide with fall harvest

    It could be a bitter harvest for area farmers planning to use the Belvue Bridge to transport grain this fall. The bridge will be closed during daylight hours for up to three weeks beginning the week of Sept. 5, as Pottawatomie .

  • LaPolice officially on 1st District ballot

    Alan LaPolice of Clyde is officially on the ballot in the race for Kansas’ 1st District congressional seat. LaPolice, who is running as an independent, had to collect at least 2,000 signatures to be on the ballot. The Kansas Secretary of .


    Goodcents 1317 Anderson Ave. Modified complaint inspection Aug. 11 Critical violations: 2 • An employee drank from an open drinking cup using his bare hand on the cup and a finger on the rim of the cup. He then put on gloves and handled .


    James E. Rodecap, 82, Pomona, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Topeka. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at the Meriden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Barnett Family Funeral Home in .


    Todd S. Farrar, 41, Manhattan, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at his residence in Manhattan. He was born on Oct. 4, 1974, in Wichita. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan. .

  • A kindler, gentler Trump

    You can credit the candidate or the Republican establishment that doesn’t want the party to get swept away in November, but with the conspicuous exception of his comments about Hillary Clinton, a kinder, gentler Donald Trump has hit the .

  • Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium grateful for city help, private donations

    To the Editor: The Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium would like to express our appreciation for the City Commission’s recent approval of the 2017 budget and capital improvements, which include basic maintenance items for Peace Memorial Auditorium. The funds earmarked .

  • MHS should change from Indian mascot to something more positive, respectful

    To the Editor: I was heartened to learn from the Mercury that the school board is again considering the appropriateness of Manhattan High School’s mascot. The use of the Indian mascot is disrespectful. It sends a bad message to .


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