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  • Local |Kansas State University | September 18, 2014

    K-State’s new welcome center named for Berney family

    A planned Welcome Center at Kansas State University now has an official name. The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved K-State President Kirk Schulz’s recommendation to name the center the Berney Family Welcome Center for benefactors Rand and Patti Berney of McKinney, Texas,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 18, 2014

    Fort Riley soldier to serve 6 months for false statement

    KANSAS CITY, KAN. — A Fort Riley soldier on Wednesday in federal court was sentenced to six months in prison for making false material statements to the Social Security Administration. James Nickerson, 38, will serve six months of home confinement and three years of supervised release following

  • Local |Education | September 18, 2014

    College Hill Preschool evacuated due to gas smell

    College Hill Preschool students and adults were evacuated to Peace Lutheran Church, 2500 Kimball Ave, at about 10:45 a.m. Thursday because of a strong gas odor inside the school. At The Mercury’s press time, USD 383 maintenance and Kansas Gas Service were onsite.  A news

  • Local |Business | September 18, 2014

    Kite’s temporarily closed for unpaid taxes

    Rusty Wilson’s day could have started better. The owner of Kite’s Grille and Bar, 615 N. 12th St., received a surprise visit Thursday morning from about 30 Kansas Department of Revenue authorities, Alcoholic Beverage Control agents and police officers. They came inside the establishment, saying

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 18, 2014

    Man arrested for making meth

    Police on Wednesday arrested a Manhattan man for manufacturing methamphetamine. Riley County officers arrested Matthew Sundgren, 30, of 1947 College Heights, Apt. A-3, at 9:38 p.m. in the 7600 block of Cedar Creek Road. He was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful use of

  • Local |Obituaries | September 18, 2014

    Purple Heart recipient who fought in Battle of Bulge dies

    William F. “Bill” Stahl, 89, of Junction City, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Valley View Senior Life in Junction City. Bill was born March 4, 1925, in Junction City, the son of Edward John and Reta Mae (Cline) Stahl. He attended schools in Junction City, and graduated from Junction

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 17, 2014

    Tiger fans set up early for big game


    On the eve of K-State versus Auburn, football fans are already bringing big-game buzz to the campgrounds near Bill Snyder Family Stadium. A lot of those inhabitants, though, are awash in burnt orange and navy blue. By Wednesday morning, at least five RVs full of

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | September 17, 2014

    Fans wanting seats to game face steep cost

    Big games bring big prices, and that’s certainly the case with the Kansas State football team’s Thursday night battle with No. 5 Auburn in Bill Snyder Family Stadium. As of Wednesday morning, single tickets on — a popular ticket exchange website — were going

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 17, 2014

    MPO officials report progress on transportation guide for region

    City commissioners on Tuesday heard progress on a regional transportation plan from the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Stephanie Watts, transportation planner with the Flint Hills Regional Council, said the area’s first regional transportation plan is a part of required documents the MPO

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 17, 2014

    K-State marks Constitution Day with appeals hearings


    Students saw justice in action this week. The Kansas Court of Appeals were brought to Kansas State University on Tuesday as a part of U.S. Constitution Observance Day activities. Chief Judge Thomas Malone, Judge Henry Green Jr. and Judge Michael Buser presided over the

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