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  • Local | July 31, 2014

    More than 1,000 people served at annual Flush Picnic


    FLUSH — At first glance Wednesday night, it was obvious the annual Flush Picnic had drawn a crowd, lining up near the towering old Catholic church for which the town is known. But drawing closer to the event, more cars became visible, then more cars. And

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 31, 2014

    Commission includes Riley in flood plan

    Riley County commissioners voted 3-0 to approve a contract to include the city of Riley in the county’s Floodplain Management Services Thursday morning. The agreement provides Riley with the county’s expertise when it comes to planning and development, building permit reviews and inspections. “

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 31, 2014

    Fort looks for AWOL soldiers

    Two soldiers have been declared AWOL after they went missing from Fort Riley last week. Pvt. Bradley Kappel, 20, and Pfc. Richard Ferguson, 19, were last seen at the Blue Jasmine Hookah Bar in Junction City on July 21, according to a flyer from the Kansas Missing and

  • Local |Business | July 31, 2014

    Qdoba to open on North 3rd Street

    If you can’t exercise, you might as well eat. Qdoba Mexican Grill is coming to Manhattan at 320 N 3rd St., the former home of the now-closed Anytime Fitness. Chuck Stratman, executive director of Z-Topeka LLC, which will operate the restaurant, said Sept. 29 is the

  • July 31, 2014

    Woman who reported burglary charged with kidnapping teen

    A Manhattan woman who on Tuesday reported her home had been burglarized was arrested Wednesday morning for kidnapping a 16-year-old girl. Riley County police arrested Stephanie Sanborn, 30, 5527 Stone Crest Drive, for kidnapping and aggravated intimidation of a victim at 9 a.m. Wednesday following an investigation,

  • Editorials | July 31, 2014

    Congress takes highway to nowhere

    When local residents complain about potholes and other road hazards, local governments know better than to ignore them. It’s different in Washington. Congress can barely be bothered — even when lawmakers are not in a hurry to get out of town, as they are this

  • Letters | July 31, 2014

    Herspring ought to rein in partisan criticism of Obama

    To the Editor: I read with interest Professor Dale Herspring’s July 27 column dealing with U.S. foreign relations issues, and specifically what he calls America’s need for a genuine leader. His weekly columns in the Mercury bring insight to a field for which

  • Movies | July 31, 2014

    Here’s a look at what’s new on the DVD shelves


    Though you might not be able to tell it by looking at a list of recent movies scheduled for release as DVDs this August, 2014 has been an interesting movie year. Movies which should have made a lot of money have disappointed their studios. None of

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 31, 2014

    Research on vision, pigeons may improve driver safety

    Close your eyes and open them. How long does it take you to recognize the location? Now turn your head to the right. Which do you notice first: the center of the scene or the periphery? According to new research from Kansas State University, it

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 31, 2014

    Student from Lenexa named 2014 Cargill Global Scholar

    A sophomore in Kansas State University’s College of Arts & Sciences has been selected as a Cargill Global Scholar for the 2014 academic year. Sierra Lekie, Lenexa, is majoring in economics and political science as well as pursuing a secondary major in international relations. Lekie

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