• Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, July 20, 2015 10:30 - JJC 10:30 Bechtel, Amy Status (15 CR 363 Dom Batt) JJC I 10:30 Bradford, Raymond Appear (15 CR 326 VOP) BKD I 10:30 Casey, Ronald Status (15 CR 342 Violation of PO) JJC I 10:30 Dungee, Mark Status (15 CR 418 CDP) JJC I 10:30 Eagle, Raymond Status (15 CR 429 Criminal .

  • Opponents: Westar plan limits customer control

    A Westar Energy proposal to change the utility’s rate structure could leave residential customers with less control over their monthly electricity bills. The fee hikes, if instituted, would raise each household’s customer charge, a flat monthly fee, from $12 .

  • Lawrence company sees big future in Manhattan

    A Lawrence tech company will move to Manhattan to manufacture and engineer its products with help from Kansas State University and local businesses. Avatekh Inc. will start working with K-State’s Electronics Design Laboratory, or EDL, and the Manhattan-based Ultra .

  • Pott County to consider joining planning board

    Pottawatomie County will consider joining the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board. This came from a discussion during a joint meeting with Manhattan, Riley County and Pottawatomie County officials on Thursday. “It’s really more than adding a person to the .

  • Too overweight to enlist?

    Childhood obesity, an acknowledged and even growing problem in the United States, has been associated with a variety of medical problems. Only rarely, however, is it linked with national security. That occurred this week, however, as six retired generals campaigned .

  • Ethics code, transparency deserve greater respect

    To the Editor: The Mercury’s article Thursday about the City Commission taking action on items not formally published on its agenda skirted issues of ethics and transparency. It’s noteworthy that the city manager and mayor avoided mentioning the .

  • Westar is overreacting to private solar efforts

    To the Editor: Westar Energy is attempting to punish you if you decide to install a solar panel for part of your electric usage. The company is asking the Kansas Corporation Commission, the board that regulates utility companies, to place .

  • Fugitive from area arrested in Illinois

    A fugitive with ties to the area was arrested by U.S. Marshals Thursday in Urbana, Illinois. Police in May requested the public’s assistance locating Heidi Lynn Webster after she failed to show up for her sentencing in a .


    Thelma Maxine (Hook) Ransom, 94, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Thelma Maxine Hook was born Sept. 9, 1920, in Pleasant Plains, Arkansas, the daughter of the late .


    Frederick N. Fritz, 79, of Riley, died Thursday, July 16, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..

  • Barnett added to another watch list Barnettcolor.mercury

    For the fifth time in the last two weeks, Kansas State senior defensive back Dante Barnett garnered national preseason accolades when he was named to the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award watch list, the organization announced Friday. One .

  • UConn tilt highlights KSU’s schedule

    Kansas State women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mittie announced the 2015-16 non-conference schedule on Thursday. The Wildcats’ non-conference slate includes 10 home games, plus a trip to three-time defending NCAA champion Connecticut. “I think this season’s non-conference schedule provides .


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