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  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | June 19, 2014

    Regester: Fee increase won’t make up for loss

    Debbie Regester, the Riley County register of deeds, confirmed county commissioners’ suspicions that revenues are down in areas Thursday morning. “We’re behind where we were last year,” she said. Regester said the total mortgage amount in the county was $208,598,212 at this time last year.

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 19, 2014

    Unit cases colors, reorganizes ahead of Kuwait deployment

    FORT RILEY — Ahead of its deployment to Kuwait, the 1st Infantry Division’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team conducted a ceremony Wednesday in which leaders cased the brigade colors, inactivated the Special Troops Battalion and reflagged the 1st Engineer Battalion to the 1st Brigade Engineer

  • Local | June 19, 2014

    25th annual Juneteenth celebration set for weekend

    The 25th annual Juneteenth Community Festival will take place Friday and Saturday. Juneteenth is a celebration of June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and delivered the news that the Civil War ended and slaves were freed. The celebration starts Friday with Gospel Fest

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 19, 2014

    Riley fire causes $25,000 in damage to apartments

    A Riley apartment sustained heavy damage after a fire broke out early Thursday morning. Firefighters from the Riley and Riley County Fire departments responded to the apartment complex in the 300 block of North Noble Street at about 3:20 a.m. Riley County Fire Chief Pat Collins

  • Local |Business | June 19, 2014

    Manhattan woman big bingo winner

    Bingo winner.phatch

    Kim Wishard of Manhattan on Wednesday won the grand prize in The Mercury’s first-ever bingo game. She completed her bingo card for a “blackout” and a prize of $500 with winning number N-39. Wishard, a retiree who moved to the area just a year and

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 19, 2014

    Cybersecurity center earns recognition

    Kansas State University’s cybersecurity center is receiving national recognition for its dedication to cutting-edge research. The university’s Center for Information and Systems Assurance has been redesignated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research. The designation is from

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 19, 2014

    Food safety specialist says poisoning cases often underreported

    You’ve probably heard of norovirus, salmonella and E. coli, but would you know if you were sick with one of these foodborne illnesses? A Kansas State University food safety specialist says there are distinct symptoms for food poisoning and reporting them to your doctor

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 18, 2014

    City narrows street tax options

    City commissioners narrowed the options Tuesday for taking a street maintenance sales tax to voters. The commission’s preference is for the question to go on the November ballot with a request for either 0.1-, 0.15- or 0.2-percent sales tax increase. An April ballot question

  • Local |Education |Business | June 18, 2014

    District closes summer lunch site

    A USD 383 feeding site was closed because of low participation after one week of operation. District director of food service Stephanie Smith said there were only eight students at the Family and Child Resource Center, 2101 Claflin Ave., where people were being fed beginning June 2. “We

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 18, 2014

    Difficult decisions as county budget requests wrap up

    Budget appropriation presentations from county departments and entities to Riley County commissioners wrapped up last week, and there is no doubt that tough decisions are ahead for 2015. Revenues are down, and demands for services are up. While many departments asked for the same funding as

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