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  • Local |Education | April 02, 2015

    Shannon: Outside students welcome

    USD 383 superintendent Robert Shannon said Wednesday that Manhattan-Ogden should continue to allow out-of-district students the chance to attend district schools despite changes to the state’s school finance formula. Shannon shared his opinion with the Manhattan-Ogden school board during its Wednesday meeting. Shannon said he

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 02, 2015

    Commissioners voice displeasure with KPERS bills

    The Riley County Commission will state its opposition to bills circulating in the Legislature regarding the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System (KPERS). County counselor Clancy Holeman said Thursday that he will draft a letter for the commissioners to sign and give to the local delegation.

  • Local |Education | April 02, 2015

    District to replace books, computers

    Some USD 383 students will have new math textbooks next year and the district will purchase about 400 computers to replace older technology. The Manhattan-Ogden school board approved the purchases at its Wednesday meeting. The district will spend $83,911 on 480 high school math textbooks for statistics, algebra, calculus,

  • Local |Business | April 02, 2015

    Town Center expected to demolish Sears store

    Manhattan Town Center will soon apply to demolish the site of the former Sears store, a sign that mall officials are closer to announcing a new tenant. City manager Ron Fehr told the Riley County Commission on Thursday that mall officials have informed city staff

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 02, 2015

    Colorado man dies at rest stop on I-70

    JUNCTION CITY — Authorities say a Colorado man who was moving to Florida was found dead at a rest stop near Manhattan on Tuesday. The Geary County Sheriff’s office says 47-year-old Keith Morrison of Aurora, Colorado, was found dead Tuesday in the parking area of

  • Local |Area Schools | April 02, 2015

    Rock Creek baseball sweeps Osage City

    The Rock Creek baseball team opened the season with a doubleheader sweep of Osage City on the road on Tuesday. The Mustangs won the first game 10-0 in five innings, and won the finale 8-1. Caleb Rogge took the win in the first game, going

  • Local |Area Schools | April 02, 2015

    Rock Creek softball sweeps Osage City

    The Rock Creek softball team opened its season in dominating fashion against Osage City, notching 14-2 and 16-1 wins. Blair Campbell took the win in the first game, allowing just one hit while striking out four in four innings. Shannon Caffrey came on in the

  • Local |Manhattan High School | April 02, 2015

    Ballard named All-Centennial first team

    Four members of the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team were named to the All-Centennial League basketball teams, which were released Wednesday. Senior and leading scorer Caroline Ballard made the first team, while senior Amara Ehie and sophomore Gigi McAtee were named honorable mention and senior

  • Local |Business | April 01, 2015

    Report: Unsafe practices led to trench collapse death

    A trench didn’t meet safety standards before it collapsed in February and killed a Manhattan city worker, according to a report released to the Mercury on Wednesday. William Wiske, 30, was working on Feb. 6 in a muddy trench fixing a water line on the west

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 01, 2015

    Bates gets 13 years for child sex crimes

    A man who raped a 12-year-old girl was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 13 years in prison after reaching a plea agreement to avoid a life sentence. Judge David Stutzman sentenced Christopher Bates to 155 months in prison for raping a child under 14. Bates was also sentenced to 41

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