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  • Local |Fort Riley | December 18, 2014

    Fort Riley personnel report time delayed two hours

    FORT RILEY, Kan. – Fort Riley will operate on a two hour delay Thursday, Dec 17. Soldiers report at 9 a.m.; civilians 2-hour delay. Exception: Irwin Army Community Hospital is operating on a normal work schedule. Questions, contact your supervisor.

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 17, 2014

    Winter storm may bring snow, ice to Manhattan


    Kansas State University climatologist Mary Knapp said the best Manhattan residents could hope for is a small amount of snow Wednesday night into Thursday moring. Her only wish is that temperatures aren’t warm enough to bring ice. “What we know is that we don’

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 17, 2014

    Matta resigns from law board

    It took nearly a month, but Mayor Wynn Butler will finally get to appoint the person he wanted to the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board. Commissioner John Matta resigned his citizen-at-large seat during Tuesday’s Manhattan City Commission meeting, which paved the way for

  • Local |Business | December 17, 2014

    Hotel occupancy drops slightly

    The hotel occupancy rate is down about 1 percentage point, according to the Manhattan Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) quarterly report. CVB director Karen Hibbard presented data at the Manhattan City Commision meeting on Tuesday from Smith Travel Research, which included information on hotel performance.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 17, 2014

    Ex-athletes allegedly took pot in robbery

    Two former MHS athletes were armed with handguns when they allegedly stole 8 ounces of marijuana in July, according to court records. Trey Latrell Campbell, 21, 1122 Garden Way Apt. B, and Ty Lee Anthony Suggs, 21, 1230 Colorado St., were arrested for one count of aggravated robbery and one

  • Local |Business |Holidays | December 17, 2014

    The Mercury to deliver kids’ letters to Santa

    There’s still time to get your Christmas wish lists to the North Pole. This year, The Mercury is helping Santa Claus by delivering letters from kids in the Manhattan area. The Mercury will deliver the letters and publish them in an upcoming edition of

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics |Agriculture | December 17, 2014

    Appraiser: Method of valuing ag land questioned

    There may be a move afoot in the 2015 Kansas legislative session to change the method of appraising agricultural land in the state. At an agricultural market workshop last week at Topeka, Pottawatomie County Appraiser Lois Schlegel learned that legislators from Kansas’ “big five” counties are

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 17, 2014

    Hearing set for ex-soldier accused of killing infant

    A preliminary hearing for a former Fort Riley soldier who faces charges of first-degree murder and child abuse was set Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared via webcam from the Riley County Jail in front of Judge William Malcolm Tuesday for a

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 17, 2014

    Matta not running for second term on commission

    “I’ll just end the suspense. I’m not running.” With that statement, John Matta announced on Tuesday he won’t run for reelection for the Manhattan City Commission, which means at least one new commissioner will be elected in April. Matta made the remark

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | December 16, 2014

    Website replaces watch program

    The Riley County Police Department on Monday announced plans to replace Neighborhood Watch program with a social media website,  The current Neighborhood Watch program will end Dec. 31, and the RCPD will implement Nextdoor on Jan. 5, said Matt Droge, public information officer. “Neighborhood Watch

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