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  • Local |Government, Politics | July 21, 2014

    City wrapping up budget sessions

    The city commission will have its final budget work session Tuesday. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The proposed 2015 city budget is about $134.4 million with a mill levy of 44.712 mills, an increase of $3.6 million and 1.288 mills from 2014. A mill is $1 in

  • Neighbors | July 21, 2014

    Decades maintaining Manhattan’s cemeteries, history


    Mike Mohler’s father told him something as a kid that has stuck with him to this day. His dad, handicapped at 21 years old because of a stroke, passed on some advice about employment. “He always told me, ‘I don’t care if you flip

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 21, 2014

    Pott County Jail lists those arrested during Country Stampede

    The Mercury has obtained from the Pottawatomie County Jail the names of those booked during this year’s Country Stampede. Because the jail’s records don’t indicate the location of each arrest, all names recorded from June 25 to 29 are listed. Daniel Payney, 29, Ozawkie, for

  • Editorials | July 21, 2014

    It’s Fair Week in Riley County

    It’s late July, it’s hot — but it’s supposed to be hot — and final preparations are under way for one of the community’s can’t-miss annual events, the Riley County Fair. If experience is any guide, there will be plenty to see

  • Letters | July 21, 2014

    Criticism of Obama advocate typical of GOP right-wingers

    To the Editor: It is not surprising at all that Art Loub had to respond to the excellent letter by Nolan Carlson. Every letter I have had published for a long time drew a responding letter delivered by the U.S. mail. It also doesn’

  • Obituaries | July 21, 2014


    Jim Hagen, 48, died in his sleep Sunday, July 6, 2014, at his home in Shelby Township, Mich. The family provided the following information. Jim was born in Fargo, N.D., on Nov. 16, 1965, the son of Lawrence J. Hagen and Betty Ann of Manhattan. Jim met his wife,

  • Obituaries | July 21, 2014


    Thomas Ralph Lee, 80, Clay Center, died Friday, July 18, 2014, in Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Dec. 8, 1933, in Manhattan, the son of Claude and Mertis (Pulis) Lee. Tom was a graduate of Manhattan High School, class of 1951. Tom’s

  • Obituaries | July 21, 2014


    James Michael “Mike” Willard, 67, of Manhattan, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. Mike was born April 21, 1947, in Manhattan, the son of Charles and Betty Elder Willard. Mike entered the United States Navy and served his country for twenty years. He then was

  • Arts, Leisure | July 20, 2014

    Kaw Valley Rodeo, ‘Little Mermaid’ and more

    SUNDAY Manhattan Public Library Summer Reading Program: Fizz Boom Read, through July 31. People of all ages from babies to teens to grandparents can participate. It’s free to sign up, and all you have to do is keep track of the time you spend reading

  • Arts, Leisure | July 20, 2014

    Local rapper uses music to connect to past, other people

    “When I’m alone in my room, sometimes I stare at the wall and reminisce on how I almost made it. I could have had it all…” one of rapper Scott Williams’ songs, “Famous,” starts. He says he has gone through a lot to make

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