• JC man arrested in death of woman

    Police on Sunday night found and arrested a man they suspect of killing a Junction City woman. Daniel Edwards, 34, is accused of killing Sharon L. Moody, 52. He was found in Topeka, and detectives from the Junction City Police Department took .

  • K-State fraternity member roughing it for charity Neighbor.phatch

    Nearly every night, a K-State sophomore drags his sleeping bag out to the front lawn of his fraternity house on Sunset Avenue, crawls into it and goes to sleep under the stars - and he’s doing it voluntarily, rain, .

  • Commission supports plan to change sewer bid threshold

    Riley County commissioners on Monday gave their support to a proposed state law that would substantially increase the competitive bid threshold for state sewer districts. The county, which oversees seven sewer districts, is currently required to seek a competitive bid .

  • Legislators ignorant about higher ed

    It’s possible that state Rep. J.R.Claeys late last week simply fell into the Twitter trap that ensnares so many of its users. He used it to explain that legislators should encourage universities to emphasize high-priority areas that .


    Victor Vanover, 67, of Wamego, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at his home following a lengthy illness. Services are pending with Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later..


    Lyle R. Haller, 91 of Leonardville, died, Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Randolph, the son of Court and Maude Elizabeth (Gustafson) Haller. He was married to Bonna Jean Fosha on Dec.16, 1945, in Marysville. Together .

  • Herspring’s renewed assault on Obama is unwarranted

    To the Editor: As in every contribution your “expert” provides concerning U.S. foreign policy, Dale Herspring wasted little time turning his Sunday column into a fantasy rant about President Obama. “Both Boehner and Netanyahu doubted that Obama would agree .

  • Theaters in Sears’ old spot would be a step forward

    To the Editor: The article in Wednesday’s Mercury explaining that the former Sears store in Manhattan Town Center would be torn down and replaced by an eight-screen movie complex was very good news — for two reasons. 1. Carmike Cinemas has .

  • Humorless, unhappy film does keep viewer’s interest G.w.clift1

    It may be a good thing that the local 12-plex is only showing “Still Alice” before 7 o’clock at night. Show it any later and the movie will give adult members of the audience nightmares. The film, based on a .

  • Claeys’ comments reflect legislative double standard

    To the editor State Rep. J.R. Claeys, who tweeted that he would like to hold funding for higher education hostage to his notions about what should be taught at a university, seems to have a short memory. In 2013, after .


    Marilyn Faye (Osbourn) Baggerly, 79, of Overland Park, died Friday, March 13, 2015, at her home. The family said she went home to be with the Lord. They provided some of the following information. She was born March 30, 1935, in Randolph, the daughter of .

  • Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, March 16, 2015 9:00   Reeves, Tieler   Inter. Sanction Hrg (14 CR 99 Consp. Agg. Robbery)  JWG   III 10:30 - JWG 10:30   Crooks, Christopher   SENTENCING (14 TR 1141 DUI)  BKD   I 10:30   Havens, Brian   Status (15 CR 63 Dom Batt – 2nd)  .


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