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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 03, 2015

    Coroner confirms body in SUV is Griffith’s

    A body found in an SUV at a Topeka Dillons store was positively identified as that of a Manhattan man previously reported as missing. Chris Knoblock, a medical investigator with the Shawnee County Coroner’s Office, told the Mercury on Monday the coroner identified the

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 03, 2015

    Budget hearing, artificial turf on city’s agenda Tuesday

    The Manhattan City Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday for its 2016 budget. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The city published the budget on July 24, which set the high mark. The commission can approve a lower budget, but it can’

  • Local |Neighbors | August 03, 2015

    Couple takes beekeeping hobby to Zimbabwe town


    Husband and wife Bob and Marian Brandenburg didn’t expect they’d be going to Africa to help spread the knowledge of one of their favorite hobbies: beekeeping. The Brandenburgs of Manhattan went to Zimbabwe for the first time this year for a two-month mission

  • Local |Business | August 02, 2015

    Microbrews generate buzz at festival


    Manhattan showcased microbrews, area spirits and wines Saturday during its second annual Rhythm and Brews festival. The festival’s beer tasting in City Park pavilion more than doubled in size from last year, said Marcia Rozell, tourism and sales manager for the Manhattan Area Chamber

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 02, 2015

    Nichols found guilty of attempted murder

    A Riley County jury on Friday found a Kansas City man guilty of attempted first-degree murder for his role in the 2013 death of a Manhattan man. Anthony Nichols was originally charged with first-degree murder for shooting 68-year-old John Burroughs, but prosecutors amended the charge to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 02, 2015

    Arraignment set for man accused of May shooting

    A Manhattan man will be arraigned this month on two charges of attempted murder for his connection to a May shooting that injured two people in Aggieville. In a preliminary hearing Friday in Riley County District Court, several witnesses said they saw Mark Self Jr.

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 02, 2015

    K-State students earn study abroad scholarships

    Kansas State University students are enhancing their education by studying across the globe this summer or fall with the help of scholarships awarded by the university’s Office of International Programs. Scholarship amounts and length of study abroad experiences vary. Among the scholarships awarded are

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 01, 2015

    Eiselein named first recipient of English faculty award

    Gregory Eiselein, professor of English and university distinguished teaching scholar, has been named the first recipient of the Michael Donnelly Faculty Award in English. The award, newly created by donors Michelle Munson and Serban Simu, Berkeley, California, honors English professor Michael Donnelly and the impact

  • Local |Business | August 01, 2015

    Kansas man works to enhance local broadcast journalism

    “Turn it up.” That’s what I say when I hear something especially interesting on the radio or the television. Today we’ll learn about a leader of the radio-television industry in Kansas who is helping his member stations succeed and serve their communities. Kent

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 31, 2015

    Nichols facing attempted murder in man’s 2013 death

    A Kansas City man’s first-degree murder trial took an unexpected turn Friday morning, when prosecutors abandoned the murder charge and replaced it with a lesser charge of attempted first-degree murder. Anthony Nichols was originally accused of shooting and killing 68-year-old John Burroughs, Manhattan, in 2013.

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