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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 15, 2015

    Lightning causes fire

    A fire started by a lightning strike caused a total of $100,000 damage to a Manhattan home on Sunday. Manhattan firefighters were sent to 421 Brookridge Drive where they found light smoke coming from the structure. No one was in the home at the time of the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 15, 2015

    JC man found dead

    A Junction City man was found dead of a gunshot wound on his front porch Sunday. Junction City police responded to a call at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at 2714 Elm Creek Drive, according to a report. They found the body of a 44-year-old man with

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 15, 2015

    Patent awarded for K-State cancer-detection technology

    A U.S. patent has been awarded for a Kansas State University technology that quickly detects the early stages of cancer before physical symptoms ever appear. Stefan H. Bossmann, professor of chemistry; Deryl L. Troyer, professor of anatomy and physiology; and Matthew Basel, post-doctoral fellow

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

    Woman, 3 children taken to hospital after blaze in Riley

    An explosion at a Riley house caused a fire Saturday afternoon that engulfed the structure. Pat Collins, Riley County emergency management director, said the estimated loss is $125,000 including a car parked in the house’s garage at 228 N. High St. He said Amber Farnsworth is

  • Local |Business | June 14, 2015

    MHS, MCC grad stars in Coke ad

    An actor from Manhattan hopes a Coca Cola commercial helps his dreams come true in Los Angeles. Glenn Davis, a 2005 graduate of Manhattan High School and 2009 graduate of Manhattan Christian College, acted in a Coca Cola commercial released last week that celebrated 50 years of the

  • Local |Business | June 14, 2015

    Sampling Aggieville at event

    Ville2.mercury

    The sun came out at the right moment Saturday for the fourth annual Taste of the Ville. “Luckily, the rain stopped just in time,” said Jill Myers, one of the organizers. “It was pouring all day, and now we have sunshine.” The rain portion of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University | June 14, 2015

    Officials evacuate stadium for gas leak

    The Manhattan Fire Department and safety officials responded to a gas leak at Kansas State University’s Vanier Football Complex at 3:59 p.m. Friday. The gas leak was caused when a 2-inch natural gas line was struck during construction of the Vanier Center, a 15,000-square-foot

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 14, 2015

    K-State semester honors go to more than 3,500 students

    More than 3,500 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance during the spring 2015 semester. Students with at least 12 graded hours and whose grade point average for the semester is 3.75 or above receive semester honors. They also receive commendations from their deans

  • Local |Education | June 14, 2015

    Local educator to go to Washington D.C.

    Angela Dau, an educator at West Elementary School in Wamego, was selected from more than 300 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute June 22-26.  Each year, the Library of Congress provides the opportunity for a group

  • Local |Education | June 14, 2015

    Students named to Emporia honor roll

    EMPORIA — Emporia State University congratulates the nearly 700 students named to the honor roll for Spring 2015. Students from this area are Alyssa Floro of Wakefield, Shiloh-Rose Cole of Wamego, Codi Ebert of Westmoreland, Leanne Feathers of Wamego, Mikayla Jackson-Barth of Manhattan, Nicole Lacey of Wamego, Megan

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