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  • Local |Government & Politics | January 27, 2015

    Six running for city commission

    Manhattan Area Technical College student Kaleb James became the last person to file for the Manhattan City Commission race. That brought to six the number of candidates who had filed by Tuesday’s noon deadline for the three seats up for election on April 7. Rich

  • Obituaries | January 27, 2015


    Virginia C. Cleek, 82, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on Jan. 22, 1933, in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was the daughter of Dewey and Allie Campbell. Virginia was raised in Chattanooga where she attended local schools. For more

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 27, 2015

    RCPD hears complaints at first ‘NextCoffee’

    Riley County neighbors gathered at Bluestem Bistro on Monday night for the Riley County Police Department’s first NextCoffee meeting. NextCoffee was created to supplement Nextdoor, an online social media platform where people can post notices and virtually interact with their neighbors. Riley County agencies,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 27, 2015

    Bomb squad investigates JC house

    The Riley County Bomb Squad responded on Monday to the residence of a Junction City man who was arrested last week. Jacob A. Cameron, 22, faces charges of criminal use of explosives, aggravated assault, attempted aggravated arson, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary, damage to property, two counts

  • Local |Education | January 27, 2015

    Candidates finalized for school races

    The filing deadline to run for area school boards in an April 7 election was Tuesday at noon. Here’s a final list of candidates for USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden, USD 378 Riley County and USD 384 Blue Valley school boards. USD 383: For at-large positions, Leah Fliter, Dave Colburn, Darell

  • Local |Education | January 27, 2015

    Board to hear from schools

    The Manhattan-Ogdent will review site council reports from six elementary schools during a special meeting on Wednesday. Principals from Woodrow Wilson, Ogden, Northview, Marlatt, Lee and Bluemont schools will present their respective reports starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Robinson Education Center.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 27, 2015

    KHP releases more details in unborn child’s death case

    The Kansas Highway Patrol on Tuesday released more details in a two-vehicle accident last May that resulted in the death of an unborn child. On May 6, 2014, Ryan Routson, 33, 1637 Osage. St., was driving a vehicle when he failed to yield at a stop sign at Tuttle

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | January 27, 2015

    City launches redesigned, updated website

    The City of Manhattan launched its redesigned website on Monday with updated content and a mobile responsive design. Visitors on the website,, can use the “I Want To” tab to navigate to the business they want to conduct with the city. “

  • Editorials | January 27, 2015

    Souper Bowl is a chance to help

    It isn’t necessary to like either of the teams in the Super Bowl to get pumped up for that annual dose of Americana. And whether you’re watching because of or in spite of Deflategate, we’ll bet you’ll spend some time Sunday

  • Letters | January 27, 2015

    Mercury erred in running biased piece on agriculture

    To the Editor: For 50 years I have relied on the Mercury to know what is happening in our community. Thank you for reporting local news. I understand that gathering local news is expensive and that news from the Associated Press and from other newspapers is

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