Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday expressed disapproval of a new power transmission line transecting the county from Jeffrey Energy Center. Commissioners asked County Counselor John Watt to draft a letter asking Westar Energy to consider expanding its right-of-way and upgrading the current transmission line rather than
Cecilia Faye Royer has won The Mercury’s bingo challenge. Royer took the top prize for the game on Monday, winning $500.
Police have identified the man who died at an Ogden shooting range Saturday as a Fort Riley soldier, and they believe his death was a suicide. Pfc. Milton Barrera, 20, died of gunshot wound to the head Saturday afternoon at Ogden’s Best Gun Range, according
Sen. Pat Roberts said progress is being made in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a conference call with journalists on Monday. He held the call after returning from his five-day trip to Iraq and Kuwait. Roberts said the priority
Downtown redevelopment has been the main driver of recent growth in tourism for the area, said Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau director Karen Hibbard during her quarterly report to Riley County commissioners Monday morning. New hotels and a conference center in the redevelopment district are
The Pride of Wildcat Land, the Kansas State University Marching Band, has been named the best marching band in the nation. The band has received the Sudler Trophy, which is given every two years by the John Philip Sousa Foundation to recognize the top marching
The holiday spirit was in full force Saturday afternoon at the Manhattan Town Center, where hordes of holiday shoppers took a break from merry movie marathons, hot chocolate and seasonal ales to take part in one of the busiest shopping days of the year: the
The Riley County Police Department has mostly stopped using processing room videos for DUI incidents because officials say they often were detrimental to the department’s cases. RCPD director Brad Schoen said in a Aug. 18 email to Riley County commissioner Dave Lewis that the change
OGDEN — Riley County police were called to investigate a death Saturday evening at at Ogden shooting range. Police and other emergency personnel responded to a call at Ogden’s Best Guns and Gun Range Saturday evening for what witnesses said was a gun-related incident inside
CULBERTSON, Neb. — A state-of-the-art grain handling facility is being installed, with the capacity to unload 105 railroad cars at a time. The innovative construction company which is installing this new grain handling facility is found in rural Kansas. Mike Frisbie is president and chairman of the
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