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  • Movies | July 09, 2014

    Attractive, well-acted ‘Chef’ hardly makes a ripple


    Even some Manhattanites who are aware of the recently released and much praised “Chef” may not know it has arrived here. They won’t know why it is playing two matinees every afternoon and no evening shows. Heck, they won’t even know the tickets

  • Local |Business | July 09, 2014

    Rodeo and dinner to benefit cancer research

    The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association wants you to be tough enough to wear pink. The association’s eighth annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo, a special night at the Kaw Valley Rodeo, will be Friday, July 25, to raise awareness of breast cancer and other

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 09, 2014

    Vet students receive scholarship through foundation

    A homegrown scholarship is helping cultivate higher education opportunities for two Kansas State University veterinary medicine students from Franklin County. Kotie Wootten, first-year veterinary medicine student from Ottawa, and Ellen “Elli” Ouellette Unruh, a second-year veterinary medicine student from Rantoul, are recipients of the R.

  • Obituaries | July 09, 2014


    Jim “Hippie” Bruns, 59, died Thursday, July 3, 2014, at his residence in Manhattan. He was born on Sept. 30, 1954, in Junction City, the son of Calvin E. & Elaine R. (Nelson) Bruns. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Additional information and a

  • Obituaries | July 09, 2014


    Wilma Mae Forsberg, 84, of Riley, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on Jan. 2, 1930, in Eagleville, Mo. The family will greet friends during a visitation on Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

  • Football | July 09, 2014

    Finney on Rimington watch list

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    Kansas State senior offensive lineman B.J. Finney was one of 66 players nationally to be named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, the award’s committee announced Tuesday. For the third straight season, Finney is a candidate for the award presented annually to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 08, 2014

    Monday night storms cause downed power lines, outages


    Thunderstorms moving through the Riley County area Monday night knocked out power to hundreds of residents and left behind a wake of damage for emergency personnel to clear. Downed power lines on U.S. Highway 24 required officials to close the roadway Tuesday. As of 11 a.

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 08, 2014

    Commission proposes .432-mill increase

    Riley County commissioners wrapped up 2015 budget work sessions Monday afternoon and reached a consensus on a mill levy increase of .432 mills. A mill is $1 in tax for every $1,000 in assessed, taxable property value. The proposed increase puts the county levy at 37.524 and it won’t

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 08, 2014

    Lightning strike starts house fire causing $122,000 in damage

    A lightning strike caused a house fire Monday night, resulting in $122,000 in damages to the home. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched at 9:35 p.m. to 2720 Stone Valley Drive for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, crews found a one-story duplex with fire

  • Local |Business | July 08, 2014

    Moser named executive editor


    Megan Moser has been named executive editor of The Manhattan Mercury. Moser will lead The Mercury’s newsroom, including news reporters, editors, designers, photographers and the sports department. She had been doing that job on an interim basis since the May 1 retirement of former executive

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