Riley County Extension Director Jennifer Wilson said it best Monday morning as county commissioners heard from fair organizers preparing for this week’s events. “The heat and humidity are on the rise, so that can mean only one thing: it’s Riley County Fair time,”
The city commission will have its final budget work session Tuesday. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The proposed 2015 city budget is about $134.4 million with a mill levy of 44.712 mills, an increase of $3.6 million and 1.288 mills from 2014. A mill is $1 in
The Mercury has obtained from the Pottawatomie County Jail the names of those booked during this year’s Country Stampede. Because the jail’s records don’t indicate the location of each arrest, all names recorded from June 25 to 29 are listed. Daniel Payney, 29, Ozawkie, for
K-State researchers helped create a draft of the genetic blueprint of common wheat,which is grown on more than 531 million acres around the world and produces nearly 700 million tons of food each year. Their work could help scientists isolate genes to develop better wheat varieties
Sometimes in the journalism business, you get to participate in the event you’re covering to bring a special perspective to the reader. Well, on Saturday evening, I did something quite daring. I danced in a well-lit room — in public. Dancers and musicians of all
The local hotel market has become an overcrowded affair. According to Smith Travel Research, Manhattan’s hotel occupancy rate has declined from 67.9 percent with 886 available rooms in 2007 to 56.3 percent with 1,263 available rooms in 2013. The city’s occupancy rate in 2013 is near the 56.1 percent average for
An Ogden man accused of multiple charges connected to an April accident that left two motorcycle riders seriously injured was bound over and scheduled for an arraignment Friday in Riley County District Court. Judge William Malcolm scheduled an arraignment hearing for Johnny Cossey, 38, on Aug. 4.
Juntion City is under voluntary water restriction, the city announced in a press release on Friday. Greg McCaffery, municipal services director, announced that the city issued a water watch in response to an overall increase in water use over the previous seven consecutive days. The
The Riley County Police Department has responded to and initiated investigations into several thefts of copper in the Manhattan and Riley County area over the past few years and is now seeking out victims who may have left these thefts unreported. “Reporting a crime to
Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa announced that several area students graduated in May. Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 6,200 students. Area students are Melissa Hoskins of Ogden, cum laude, Bachelor of Science in
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