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  • Local |Education | December 28, 2014

    Wamego native makes honor roll

    LIBERTY, Mo. - Lane Thomas Eichman of Wamego was named to the dean’s list at William Jewell College for the 2014 fall semester. Eichman was a senior accounting and psychology major during the fall semester at Jewell, located in Liberty, Mo. To qualify for the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | December 26, 2014

    Vehicle crashes through wall, damages 2 stores


    A Marysville man crashed his car through a wall on Friday morning causing damage to two stores according to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jason Lee Butler, 36, in connection with the incident, according to a press release from Pottawatomie County

  • Local |Business | December 26, 2014

    Pump relief: Gas drops below $2 per gallon in Manhattan


    Gasoline prices in Manhattan on Friday dropped below $2 per gallon for unleaded fuel. “I’m sure it will create some excitement in town,” Hy-Vee store director Chad Thacker said. Gas prices at Short Stop, Kwik Shop, Dillions and Hy-Vee were $1.99 for unleaded. Mid-grade fuel was

  • Local |Business | December 26, 2014

    Tower project part of climate change study

    A tower at near Manhattan will be used in a 30-year-long project with the National Science Foundation. The 26-foot permanent tower at the Konza Prairie Biological Station in the spring will begin collecting data for the climate research project. The $430-million project with the National

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | December 26, 2014

    Survey: Manhattan tops Lawrence as state’s best college city

    The mayor was amused. “I guess anything involving Manhattan and Lawrence, you’re going to have a little bit of that sunflower rivalry thing,” Wynn Butler said. “But this thing, well, this is kind of funny.” Butler was referring to reaction created by a recent

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 26, 2014

    Judge denies request for soldier’s arrest affidavit

    A Geary County Court judge on Friday denied a request to disclose an affidavit and sworn testimony used in the arrest of a Fort Riley soldier currently held on a $5 million bond. Staff Sgt. James Henning, 40, Junction City, was arrested in November in connection with

  • Local |Business | December 24, 2014

    Toy drive helps 700 shoppers

    More area children will have gifts under the tree this Christmas, thanks to a local toy drive. Toys for Manhattan brought in a bigger crowd than last year, said its director, Judy Padgett. The annual drive collects new and used toys, and parents who can’

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 24, 2014

    Former Fort Riley commander running for commission

    Retired Lt. Gen. Mike Dodson, former commander at Fort Riley, became the first Manhattan City Commission candidate for April’s election on Tuesday. A member of the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan Update Project Advisory Committee, Dodson said in a press release that he is

  • Local |Business |Holidays | December 24, 2014

    Mercury staffers’ favorite Christmas traditions

    Whether you hang your stockings by the chimney with care or deck the halls with boughs of holly, it’s the traditions each family creates that make it feel like Christmas. Here are some holiday traditions from Mercury staff members. The annual Christmas-Tree-Calendar-Count-Down-Competition is the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 24, 2014

    Hearing set for man shot in November robbery

    A preliminary hearing was set Tuesday for a Manhattan man who was shot in the face during an attempted robbery last month. Christopher Hudgins, 19, 3416 Westbaker St., appeared Tuesday in Riley County District Court with his attorney Thomas Addair in front of Judge William Malcolm. Malcolm

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