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  • Local |Fort Riley | August 04, 2015

    Funk to hand over command of Fort Riley

    After two years of serving as the commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II is set to hand over command in a Thursday ceremony on the post’s Cavalry Parade Field. Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 04, 2015

    Police investigating body found in garage

    A St. George man was found dead in the garage of a Wamego home on Monday. Wamego Police Chief Michael Baker, Sr., said a family member found the body of Russell Miles Hodges, 31, in the garage of 703 Maple St. at 7:52 a.m. Baker said the

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 03, 2015

    Signs aim to ease high fines

    Parking fines in downtown Manhattan tripled to $15 on Saturday. Gina Scroggs, executive director of Downtown Manhattan, told Riley County commissioners Monday about a new way-finding sign system that will make it easier for residents and visitors to understand where they should park to avoid tickets.

  • 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

    Neighbor1.mercury

    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

    Brew1.mercury

    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

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