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  • Local |Business | August 14, 2015

    Pie Five nears deal with Varney’s for personal pizza in Aggieville


    Exit Pizza Hut, enter Pie Five. The reduction in pizza restaurants in Aggieville after Pizza Hut closed at the end of July seems temporary with the tentative arrival of Pie Five in March. The fast casual restaurant where you craft a personal pizza that gets

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 14, 2015

    Office ignores records request

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department has failed to provide The Mercury with a list of people cited for alcohol and other violations at this year’s Country Stampede, held June 24-28. As it has for many years, The Mercury requested those records at the

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 14, 2015

    From the Land of Kansas announces 2nd-annual tailgating food contest

    Kansas’ agricultural trademark program, From the Land of Kansas, invites tailgaters to participate in its second-annual K-State tailgate contest. The contest, sponsored by Manhattan Hy-Vee, will be Sept. 5, prior to the Kansas State-South Dakota football game. Participants will be challenged to create dishes featuring Kansas

  • Local | August 14, 2015

    City Park Pool sees No. 2 closure

    City Park Pool closed early Thursday after being contaminated with poop for a second time this summer. On its Facebook page, the Manhattan Parks and Recreation department advised keeping children home if they are experiencing signs of illness. The department also said swim diapers are

  • Local |Business | August 13, 2015

    Ray’s in Manhattan to close; Plaza West owner selling center

    Ray’s Apple Market in Manhattan is closing, and the shopping center where the store resides will be under new ownership. Store officials said they made the decision last week after failing to come to a new lease agreement with S & S Development, owner

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 13, 2015

    County approves 2016 budget

    Riley County commissioners Thursday approved a tax increase to fund the 2016 county budget. Commissioners held a public hearing during Thursday’s commission meeting before voting. They addressed concerns from residents and department representatives about funding cuts to the 2016 budget, which is about $55.4 million.  The

  • Local |Education | August 13, 2015

    Teachers approve contract with district

    USD 383 teachers on Thursday approved their contract with the district for the 2015-16 school year, which includes a $125 increase to base pay and a fully-funded health insurance option. Teachers won’t receive an automatic pay raise for experience. “It was just too high of a

  • Local | August 13, 2015

    Parasite concern closes Wamego pool indefinitely


    Wamego officials closed the city’s municipal pool Wednesday after confirming a patron was carrying a parasite that causes diarrhea. Officials at the Wamego Recreation Department said they have no timeline for reopening but are following state guidelines to restore the water to a safe

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | August 13, 2015

    Complex owes nearly $200K in 2014 back taxes

    A Manhattan apartment complex owes nearly $200,000 in back taxes from 2014, according to the Riley County Treasurer’s office. Manhattan Scenic Woods LLC, owner of the Manhattan Scenic Woods apartment complex, owes $193,817.58 in back taxes on two properties for 2014, according to the delinquent real estate taxes

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 13, 2015

    County to give public access to new mapping technology

    Riley County commissioners Thursday gave county IT staff members the green light to make new GIS mapping technology available to the public. The new features include a mobile component of the Esri GIS mapping system currently in use, which will allow people to access county

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