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  • Local | June 25, 2014

    CiCo fireworks show not scheduled this year


    It appears the flame on the annual Thunder Over Manhattan fireworks celebration has finally gone out. City Fire Marshal Rick Stillwagon said he hasn’t received an application for the annual fireworks display at CiCo Park. He said the permits are usually due three weeks

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 25, 2014

    City hears budget requests

    City commissioners on Tuesday listened to 2015 budget requests from various services and agencies. Since it was a work session the commission didn’t take action, but commissioners didn’t mention any problems with the requests. The agencies who presented their budget requests included the following: &

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 25, 2014

    Heger named Riley County Treasurer

    Shilo heger mug.phatch

    The Riley County Republican Party precinct committee wasted no time in selecting retiring Riley County Treasurer Eileen King’s successor . King’s deputy in the department, Shilo Heger, received 100 percent of the vote from 73 members Tuesday night in the basement of the First United Methodist

  • Local | June 25, 2014

    Fans set up camp at Tuttle Creek in preparation for Stampede


    The wait for this year’s Kicker Country Stampede is nearly over. Campers were already setting up their sites Wednesday morning, but the four-day festival officially kicks off Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with Kansas City band Six Degrees West ushering the Stampede for its 19th

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 25, 2014

    $1 million gift to fund Seaton Hall expansion at K-State

    The College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University received a $1 million donation from the William T. Kemper Foundation, based in Kansas City, Mo. The donation will help with a $75 million project to renovate 80,000 square feet of Seaton Hall and add 114,000 square feet

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 25, 2014

    KSU to stop using Windows XP

    Windows XP computers will be blocked from using the Kansas State University network starting today. That’s because Microsoft ended support of the Windows XP operating system on April 8. The ended support means that there would be no security updates for the operating system, making

  • General Activities | June 25, 2014

    17ers fall 8-6 in Kansas City

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers grabbed a 5-0 lead early on Tuesday in Kansas City, but couldn’t hang on in an 8-6 loss to the Johnson County Hornets. The 17ers scored five runs in the third inning of the wood-bat contest, but

  • June 25, 2014

    Junior 17ers swept by Kansas Senators


    It just wasn’t their day. After losing Game 1 of a doubleheader 13-2, the American Legion Manhattan Manko junior 17ers led the Kansas Senators 10-9 going into the final inning of Game 2, but lost 11-10 at Norvell Field. It played out like déjà vu

  • Editorials | June 25, 2014

    Flooding problem must be fixed

    It’s time to do something about Wildcat Creek. And it’s going to take leadership. A story in Monday’s Mercury repeated the refrain that the creek will flood again, and will cause property damage and possibly death. Prompted by significant floods in recent

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 25, 2014

    Professor: Protect horses, yourself from mosquitoes now

    Start thinking now about protecting yourself and your horse from West Nile virus, said a Kansas State University veterinarian. Beth Davis, professor and head of the equine medicine and surgery section at the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Health Center, says there was an

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