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  • Local |Business | December 22, 2014

    Mercury bingo winner announced

    Cecilia Faye Royer has won The Mercury’s bingo challenge. Royer took the top prize for the game on Monday, winning $500.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 22, 2014

    Soldier identified apparent suicide at Ogden gun range

    Police have identified the man who died at an Ogden shooting range Saturday as a Fort Riley soldier, and they believe his death was a suicide. Pfc. Milton Barrera, 20, died of gunshot wound to the head Saturday afternoon at Ogden’s Best Gun Range, according

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 22, 2014

    Roberts: Making progress in Iraq

    Sen. Pat Roberts said progress is being made in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a conference call with journalists on Monday. He held the call after returning from his five-day trip to Iraq and Kuwait. Roberts said the priority

  • Local |Business | December 22, 2014

    CVB: New hotels driving tourism

    Downtown redevelopment has been the main driver of recent growth in tourism for the area, said Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau director Karen Hibbard during her quarterly report to Riley County commissioners Monday morning. New hotels and a conference center in the redevelopment district are

  • Neighbors | December 22, 2014

    K-State woman has a leg up on fellow writing students: a published novel

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    Whitney Horn is unlike most students Daniel Hoyt sees in his creative writing classes. Horn, a sophomore at K-State, has already written a novel and gotten it published. Horn’s book, “No Right Answers,” is a novel about Asta, her two best friends and 10 other

  • Editorials | December 22, 2014

    KSU band honor is beautiful music

    Kansas State football fans have been wowed by the school’s marching band performances at halftime after halftime for year after year, so they may be more delighted than surprised that the current version of the Pride of Wildcat Land has been recognized as the

  • Letters | December 22, 2014

    Two good Samaritans helped in recent emergency

    To the Editor: There are still good people in Manhattan! This past week I was walking my dog, and when I went to cross Marlatt Avenue, I stumbled stepping off the curb. My dog pulled at the leash and I found myself falling face forward

  • Letters | December 22, 2014

    Mercury visit enlightening for adult ESL students

    To the Editor: On Thursday, Dec. 11, the teachers and students in the English as a Second Language Program at the Adult Learning Center visited the Manhattan Mercury. We had been studying the vocabulary related to news-papers, elements of articles (e.g., headlines), and how in

  • Obituaries | December 22, 2014

    JOY J. BARR

    Joy June Barr, 86, of Manhattan died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on June 20, 1928, in Madison and had been a longtime Riley County resident. Following her high school graduation, she

  • Obituaries | December 22, 2014

    MARIAN KELCHAK

    Marian W. Kelchak, 96, of Manhattan died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. She was born March 31, 1918. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.


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