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  • Local |Government & Politics | October 27, 2014

    Vargo: Good turnout at polls

    Riley County clerk Rich Vargo said voters have been making their way into the Riley County Courthouse to be done with elections early. Since advance voting opened on Oct. 15, 1,455 voters have already cast their ballots. “We’ve had a lot of people come and take

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 27, 2014

    Man shot to death in Junction

    JUNCTION CITY — Junction City police are investigating the shooting death of a 27-year-old man. Police said in a news release that Elza Evans was found dead in a parking lot at 618 W. 14th Street in Junction City. He had been shot several times. Officials had

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | October 27, 2014

    City to discuss strategies for declining pool revenues

    Manhattan city commissioners will discuss declining city pool revenue at a Tuesday work session. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The commissioners will take no action at the meeting. Revenue at local public pools has gone down since 2012, even with a

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 27, 2014

    Police seize $6,000 in drugs during bust

    The Riley County Police Department’s Investigations Division seized $6,000 worth of drugs and arrested a Manhattan man on Friday after authorities investigated the sale of illegal substances. Joshua Nathaniel Cross, 27, 1424 Legore Lane, was arrested at 7:50 p.m. for the sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 27, 2014

    Officer injured in scuffle

    A Riley County police officer was injured during an incident where a man was tasered after resisting police early Sunday morning. Patrol Officer Ryan Doehling was injured during an altercation in Aggieville in an incident involving Travis Allen, 36, of Junction City, who was arrested for

  • Editorials | October 27, 2014

    Too cautious or not cautious enough?

    The politics of Ebola aren’t fatal, as the disease certainly can be, but that doesn’t mean the politics aren’t both contentious and contagious. Exhibit A involves the contrary positions of the governors of New York and New Jersey on the one hand

  • Letters | October 27, 2014

    Before casting ballots, voters should become informed

    To the Editor: I take strong exception to the letter printed Friday in which officials of the League of Women Voters urge one and all, no matter their level of preparation, to vote in the upcoming election. My objection is rooted in the letter’s

  • Letters | October 27, 2014

    Equestrian participants deserve better from K-State

    To the Mercury, Did you know the K-State equestrian team is now ranked No. 2 in the nation? Why is K-State’s athletic director, John Currie, so quick to end the equestrian program before the NCAA has even taken a final vote to eliminate it from

  • Letters | October 27, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: Huelskamp ‘too disruptive’; Sherow is a problem-solver

    To the Editor: I urge Kansans to vote for Jim Sherow for Congress. Jim is known to be a cooperative, constructive individual who focuses not on obstruction but on solving problems. While serving on the state level in the Kansas Senate, incumbent Tim Huelskamp was

  • Obituaries | October 27, 2014

    DAYLON D. ‘DOUG’ AUSTIN

    Daylon D. “Doug” Austin, 48, of St. George, died on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Doug was born on July 24, 1966, in Joplin, Mo., to Daylon “Dee” and Mary Helen (Gordon) Austin. He is survived a son, Geoffrey Austin of California; a step-son,


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