Tuesday, July 7, 2015



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  • Local |Business | July 09, 2014

    Pepperd says renters have more options

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    It really isn’t fair, tossing out a puzzling question, then not turning over every possible stone in search of an answer. In last Sunday’s Mercury, a story outlined what officials said appears to be a significant drop in apartment occupancies around Manhattan. Riley

  • Local |Business | July 09, 2014

    Volunteers needed for furniture event

    As Furniture Amnesty Day grows larger, the need for volunteers does as well. The event is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 25, in the City Park parking lot near the Wilson baseball fields. The city and HandsOn Kansas State is seeking 50 volunteers - 20

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 09, 2014

    Commission looks for further reductions

    City staff members are seeking direction on further reductions to the 2015 budget for the final work session on the topic July 22. The Flint Hills Discovery Center budget and business plan also will be a topic of discussion. Currently, the proposed 2015 city budget is around $134.3 million

  • Local |Business | July 09, 2014

    Rodeo and dinner to benefit cancer research

    The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association wants you to be tough enough to wear pink. The association’s eighth annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo, a special night at the Kaw Valley Rodeo, will be Friday, July 25, to raise awareness of breast cancer and other

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 09, 2014

    Vet students receive scholarship through foundation

    A homegrown scholarship is helping cultivate higher education opportunities for two Kansas State University veterinary medicine students from Franklin County. Kotie Wootten, first-year veterinary medicine student from Ottawa, and Ellen “Elli” Ouellette Unruh, a second-year veterinary medicine student from Rantoul, are recipients of the R.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 08, 2014

    Monday night storms cause downed power lines, outages

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    Thunderstorms moving through the Riley County area Monday night knocked out power to hundreds of residents and left behind a wake of damage for emergency personnel to clear. Downed power lines on U.S. Highway 24 required officials to close the roadway Tuesday. As of 11 a.

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 08, 2014

    Commission proposes .432-mill increase

    Riley County commissioners wrapped up 2015 budget work sessions Monday afternoon and reached a consensus on a mill levy increase of .432 mills. A mill is $1 in tax for every $1,000 in assessed, taxable property value. The proposed increase puts the county levy at 37.524 and it won’t

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 08, 2014

    Lightning strike starts house fire causing $122,000 in damage

    A lightning strike caused a house fire Monday night, resulting in $122,000 in damages to the home. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched at 9:35 p.m. to 2720 Stone Valley Drive for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, crews found a one-story duplex with fire

  • Local |Business | July 08, 2014

    Moser named executive editor

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    Megan Moser has been named executive editor of The Manhattan Mercury. Moser will lead The Mercury’s newsroom, including news reporters, editors, designers, photographers and the sports department. She had been doing that job on an interim basis since the May 1 retirement of former executive

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 08, 2014

    Museum’s first artist-in-residence explores human/animal interaction

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    The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art will have its first-ever artist-in-residence this week. Calder Kamin of Kansas City, Mo., will be at the museum today through Thursday for the Beach’s Open AIR (Artist-in-Residence) program at which people can interact with her artwork. Kamin’

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