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  • Local |Business | August 30, 2015

    Festival pairs wine, food to benefit Homecare and Hospice

    Wine2.mercury

    The wines may have come from California, but they owe their flavors to Kansas farming traditions. Friday evening’s portion of the 16th annual Flint Hills Festival of Wines, a fundraiser benefiting Homecare and Hospice of Manhattan, included a five-course dinner with wine pairings from

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 30, 2015

    Court overturns Riley County drug conviction

    The Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday overturned a woman’s felony conviction for possession of marijuana because the Riley County District Court did not adequately inform her of her right to a jury trial. Aliyah Stephens was originally convicted after a 2011 traffic stop in

  • Local |Business | August 30, 2015

    Harry’s owners look back on 25th anniversary of opening

    When Julie Haynes opened Harry’s Uptown Supper Club in 1990, people told her she couldn’t be successful selling plates over $10. Fast forward 25 years and three ownership groups, and the restaurant — now simply called Harry’s — is one the most recognizable in Manhattan. It’s

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 29, 2015

    Disease response course will be included in FEMA training

    When thinking of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, most probably envision the FEMA jackets and trailers seen at the aftermath of natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina. But emergency preparedness encompasses agricultural disasters, too, including disease outbreaks such as this year’s wave of avian influenza.

  • Local |Business | August 29, 2015

    Eck Fabrication’s invention good for farmers’ bottom line

    PHOENIX — A new invention is being highlighted at a national meeting. This invention, called a Chem-Blade, was selected as part of a national contest for agricultural entrepreneurs. The invention was created by an entrepreneur in rural Kansas. Ethan Eck is the founder and owner of

  • Local |Education | August 28, 2015

    Manhattan ACT scores beat Kansas average

    Manhattan High School students exceeded state and national averages for the ACT test. High school seniors take the ACT, a college-readiness benchmark test that scores the subjects of English, math, reading and science on a 36-point scale. Manhattan High’s 323 students had a composite score

  • I Wonder |Local | August 28, 2015

    Is there any penalty for pool poopers?

    Wonder1

    Q: If someone has a “No. 2” accident in a city pool and it has to be closed, is there a penalty or fine for the perpetrator? A: It can certainly be a bit frustrating when your plans are interrupted by fecal matters, as has happened

  • Local |Fort Riley | August 28, 2015

    Fort Riley soldiers join fight against Washington wildfire

    Fort Riley soldiers are helping fight the massive wildfire raging across northeastern Washington — the largest forest fire the state has ever seen. Following the deaths of three firefighters last week, soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division’s 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion are providing around-the-clock

  • Local |Education | August 28, 2015

    Perfect attendance nets MHS senior a new ride

    Cargiveaway.mercury

    With about a handful of people behind him, Josh Schwartz’s odds of winning a car were pretty high at Bishop Stadium on Thursday. The Manhattan High senior stepped up to the 2001 red Pontiac Grand Am, slid into the driver’s seat and turned his

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 28, 2015

    JC man found guilty of bank fraud, stealing father’s ID

    A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Junction City man of stealing his father’s identity to apply for a VA home loan. Matthew Williams, 47, was convicted on one count of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. According to a release from

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