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  • Local |Business | November 19, 2014

    YES! Fund distributes $203,000 for local youth programs

    Yes.phatch

    Stacie Schroeder, area director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Riley County, told attendees at a 4 YES! Fund grant reception why the money is so important to her organization. “We have a little girl in second grade who struggled with spelling,” Schroeder said Tuesday at

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 19, 2014

    City Hall expansion moves forward

    The Manhattan City Commission approved on Tuesday the first reading of the City Hall expansion project. The measure authorized the proposed expansion that will bring the Department of Parks and Recreation offices from 1101 Fremont St. in City Park to an addition on the north side

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 19, 2014

    Man sentenced in connection with McClendon’s death

    TEMPE, Ariz. — One of the men accused of alcohol-related violations in connection with the fatal fall of a Manhattan High School graduate has been sentenced. A Maricopa County Superior Court spokeswoman said Commissioner Julie Newell sentenced David Siegal to 18 months of probation with a deferred

  • Local |Business | November 19, 2014

    Board OKs rezoning for Islamic Center apts

    The Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board unanimously approved rezoning for a proposed Islamic Center of Manhattan apartment building at its meeting Monday. The Noor Residence planned unit development is a proposed apartment building that will replace the existing two-story house on the Islamic Center’s

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 19, 2014

    Ex-commissioners to be allowed to fill at-large spots on law board

    The Manhattan City Commission voted 3-2 to change Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board policy on appointments. The commission will go back to following the state law, which allows a city commissioner to stay on the law board after no longer being a commissioner if

  • Editorials | November 19, 2014

    U.S. right to refuse to pay ransom

    If the Islamic State threatened to kill a relative of yours unless it received tens of millions of dollars in ransom, you would do anything within your power to find the money. Anything within our power is what we do for loved ones. That includes

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 19, 2014

    Hearing set for 4 men in robbery, kidnapping

    Four Manhattan men arrested in two kidnappings and robberies will appear together in Riley County District Court in December. Judge William Malcolm scheduled Ortegas Tune, 26, Kaywaun Washington, 25, Rasheem Wilson, 26 and Kenneth Mallett, 22, for a joint preliminary hearing on Dec. 19. Mallett, who currently doesn’t have

  • Letters | November 19, 2014

    We’re wrong to disregard God’s model for marriage

    To the Editor: Raise your hand if you belong to the “Help, Mr. Karsmizki! I’ve locked myself out of my house!” club. Some decades ago, my wife and I even needed Mr. K to replace our whole front door lock assembly. Imagine Mr. K’

  • Letters | November 19, 2014

    Coverage of local same-sex marriage much appreciated

    Thank you for your coverage of the first same-sex marriage in Riley County in the Nov. 14 issue of the Manhattan Mercury. I appreciated the well-covered event and the fact that it was actually covered. Although same-sex marriage has come to many states within the past

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 19, 2014

    Hearing continued in child’s death

    A status hearing was continued Tuesday for a Fort Riley soldier arrested last month on charges of abuse and first-degree murder of a child.  Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared before Judge Meryl Wilson in Riley County District Court Tuesday afternoon via live video stream from Riley


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