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  • Local |Business | September 19, 2014

    Mortgages at 14-year low across state

    Mortgages are at a 14-year low statewide, Riley County Register of Deeds Debbie Regester said Thursday. Regester received the information at a Kansas County Officials Association meeting she attended in Wichita last week. She told county commissioners her department hasn’t seen a mortgage above $1

  • Local |Education | September 19, 2014

    No gas leak at preschool

    No gas was found at College Hill Preschool after the building was evacuated and closed Thursday because of a suspicious smell. Director of safety and communications for USD 383 Michele Jones said Kansas Gas Service tested the gas line at the preschool, 2600 Kimball Ave., on Thursday

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 19, 2014

    Expert to speak on nuclear energy needs

    Nuclear energy now provides roughly 11 percent of the world’s electricity and 39 percent of global non-fossil-fueled electric power generation. However, in spite of its impressive safety record since its commercial use began in the 1950s, some level of opposition to nuclear power exists nearly everywhere

  • Local |Education | September 18, 2014

    Middle school teams to split

    Manhattan’s middle schools will have separate football programs for seventh and eighth graders starting next fall. The Manhattan-Ogden school board unanimously approved a proposal from Anthony and Eisenhower middle school officials on Wednesday to give the seventh graders their own program after it had

  • Local |Business | September 18, 2014

    Sears store to close

    Sears and Sears Auto Center in Manhattan will close in December, according to Sears Holdings Corporation. Sears, one of Manhattan Town Center’s anchors, will begin its liquidation sale on Sept. 26. Howard Riefs, director of corporate communications for Sears Holdings, said the closure is a

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 18, 2014

    K-State’s new welcome center named for Berney family

    A planned Welcome Center at Kansas State University now has an official name. The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved K-State President Kirk Schulz’s recommendation to name the center the Berney Family Welcome Center for benefactors Rand and Patti Berney of McKinney, Texas,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 18, 2014

    Fort Riley soldier to serve 6 months for false statement

    KANSAS CITY, KAN. — A Fort Riley soldier on Wednesday in federal court was sentenced to six months in prison for making false material statements to the Social Security Administration. James Nickerson, 38, will serve six months of home confinement and three years of supervised release following

  • Local |Education | September 18, 2014

    College Hill Preschool evacuated due to gas smell

    College Hill Preschool students and adults were evacuated to Peace Lutheran Church, 2500 Kimball Ave, at about 10:45 a.m. Thursday because of a strong gas odor inside the school. At The Mercury’s press time, USD 383 maintenance and Kansas Gas Service were onsite.  A news

  • Local |Business | September 18, 2014

    Kite’s temporarily closed for unpaid taxes

    Rusty Wilson’s day could have started better. The owner of Kite’s Grille and Bar, 615 N. 12th St., received a surprise visit Thursday morning from about 30 Kansas Department of Revenue authorities, Alcoholic Beverage Control agents and police officers. They came inside the establishment, saying

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 18, 2014

    Man arrested for making meth

    Police on Wednesday arrested a Manhattan man for manufacturing methamphetamine. Riley County officers arrested Matthew Sundgren, 30, of 1947 College Heights, Apt. A-3, at 9:38 p.m. in the 7600 block of Cedar Creek Road. He was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful use of

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