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  • Keep alert for motorcycles

    About as time the weather began warming up and when only the most ardent golfers considered getting out their clubs, motorcycle enthusiasts began returning to the streets. The reappearance of motorcycles on our streets is probably as reliable a sign .

  • 900 K-State students could lose grants in bill

    A budget bill passed in the Kansas Senate last week would eliminate tuition grants for more than 900 K-State students, according to the university. According to a legislative update from Sue Peterson, K-State’s assistant to the president and director of .

  • Candidates envision future of downtown

    Manhattan City Commission candidates spoke about their visions for downtown Monday during a Downtown Manhattan Inc.-hosted forum at the Wareham Opera House. The six candidates are seeking to fill three seats in the April 7 election. Kaleb James said locally .

  • Dodson out-raises opponents in city race

    Mike Dodson raised the most money among Manhattan City Commission candidates during the recent reporting period. In documents filed with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission, three candidates had a clear fundraising advantage. Dodson reported raising $8,400 between Feb. 20 and March 26. Linda .

  • 1 hurt in attempted robbery

    An attempted robbery on Monday in K-State’s West Stadium parking lot left one victim with minor injuries, according to K-State police. A man reported that an unknown Hispanic man, 5-feet-8-inches tall with brown hair and in his late 20.

  • Commission looks at health ranking

    Health director Leslie Campbell on Monday reviewed a report that shows Riley and Pottawatomie counties among the healthiest in the state. “It’s not just all about health,” Campbell told Pott County commissioners. “It’s also about transportation and graduation .

  • Man charged with child sex crimes left state

    A heavily-redacted affidavit released to the Mercury indicates a Leonardville man left the state after an interview with Riley County police last month. John Thomas, 48, was arrested on a Riley County warrant in Chino Valley, Ariz. earlier this month and .

  • Does the resurrection matter?

    Easter is almost here. Perhaps you are looking forward to an egg hunt with the kids, attending a worship service or a family dinner. Maybe the holiday holds no significance for you. In the blur of life, it is often .

  • City reports continuing growth in sales tax receipts

    Sales tax revenue continues to outpace last year’s record. The city had $821,051 in revenue in the March sales tax report, which reflects the previous month’s sales. The city had $813,574 in sales tax revenue in March 2014. The year-to-date sales .

  • Don’t go to ‘Insurgent’ without having seen ‘Divergent’ G.w.clift1

    Quite a few theater patrons enjoyed “Divergent,” the first movie in the series based on Veronica Roth’s books about the multi-talented girl of the future Tris. Those folks will, I suspect, enjoy what director Robert Schwentke, who earlier made “.

  • City will gain from Dobson’s leadership and experiences

    To the Editor: We are very pleased to have a person with Mike Dodson’s qualifications running for the City Commission, and we fully support him. If you examine Mike’s background and ex-periences, you will discover that he is .

  • 2 reach plea agreements in kidnapping case

    Two Manhattan men accepted plea agreements on Monday for their roles in kidnapping two K-State students last fall. Ortegas Tune and Rasheem Wilson each pleaded no contest to kidnapping Keli Lee and Haley Hart and no contest to the aggravated .


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