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  • Local |Government & Politics | December 08, 2014

    Parks update on agenda

    The Manhattan City Commission will receive an update Tuesday on the Parks and Recreation strategic facilities improvement plan. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The commission and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will review citizen comments and the draft of a

  • Neighbors | December 08, 2014

    Mission to Haiti let physical therapist see a different side of medicine


    Laura Berryhill always wanted to be an EMT or a paramedic, but life took her down a different medical route. Now she works as a physical therapist. Berryhill experienced a different side of the medical field when she spent four days helping in an operating

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 08, 2014

    Free flu shots for uninsured

    The county is offering free flu shots for uninsured adults. Riley County Health Department officials told county commissioners Monday morning that it has received 40 doses of influenza vaccine, which will be available to uninsured adults 19 years of age and older on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | December 08, 2014

    Riley teen killed in car accident

    One 17-year-old boy was killed and another 17-year-old boy was injured early Sunday in a single vehicle wreck on Anderson Avenue near Keats. Wyatt Howe, Riley, was injured after he lost control of the 1998 Chevrolet Camaro he was driving west at 7700 Anderson Ave. at 4:38 a.

  • Local |Business | December 08, 2014

    Pott County may buy former medical clinic

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners indicated their interest Monday in purchasing the former Westmoreland Medical Clinic. After hearing a brief report on the building’s air quality from Jim Moore, president of Farmers State Bank, Westmoreland, commissioners asked Robert Reece, county administrator, and John Watt, county counselor,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 08, 2014

    Competency motion granted in murder case

    A motion filed in Pottawatomie County District Court to determine the competency of Christopher Michael Arand to stand trial for murder has been granted. District Judge Jeff Elder granted the motion filed Nov. 19, by Richard Lake, Arand’s state-appointed defense attorney. “The facts and circumstances

  • Editorials | December 08, 2014

    Does Orion test bring Mars closer?

    The launch Friday of the Orion space capsule was exciting — and, like most launches, spectacular — but after the recent setbacks by two private companies, NASA’s test was also something of a relief. For some Americans, the test launch of a craft intended to take

  • Letters | December 08, 2014

    Mercury editorial defaults to a ‘tired stereotype’

    To the Editor: I’m writing regarding Sunday’s Mercury editorial regarding a dust-up between Mayor Wynn Butler and another city commissioner. You apparently fail to see the irony of the headline, “Let’s stick to the issues,” leading off an entire column blaming their

  • Letters | December 08, 2014

    City Commission traditions deserve members’ respect

    To the Editor: The Sunday editorial on the City Commission urged a focus on policies rather than on personalities. That seems appropriate, but so are policies and practices of fairness. Such a respect for traditions of fairness tends to reinforce collegiality in the face of

  • Arts & Leisure | December 08, 2014

    WinterDance delights, despite a couple of hiccups


    There may have been a rough moment or two during last week’s WinterDance. This annual performance by K-State’s Dance program on the thrust stage in Chapman (nee Nichols) Theater is always a high point in the local cultural calendar. But the dancers are

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