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  • Local | October 30, 2014

    Young Royals fans experience postseason joy, agony


    Game 7. Bottom of the ninth. Two outs. With the tying run on third and the winning run at the plate for the Kansas City Royals, many fans in Johnny Kaw’s Wednesday night had their “rally caps” on, wearing their hats inside out. Most of

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | October 30, 2014

    Snyder endorses Roberts

    TOPEKA — Beloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearing in a new television ad for the three-term Republican incumbent, potentially giving the GOP a boost in a race with national implications. Roberts’ campaign launched

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | October 30, 2014

    Where are the paper’s endorsements?


    Q: Why is it that by now nearly every other newspaper in the state has come out with their endorsements for state and national offices, but yet the Mercury waits until the weekend just prior to Election Day? A: Oh, jeez. We forgot! Thanks for

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 30, 2014

    2 companies make equal bids for utilities

    Riley County commissioners entered uncharted territory during a bid opening Thursday morning. The county received bids from Josh Connet Excavation LLC of Manhattan and Larson Construction Inc., also of Manhattan, for utility extensions at University Park and Lakeside Heights. The two bid the same amount —

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 30, 2014

    Junction City limiting trick-or-treating time

    Junction City is putting a curfew on Halloween festivities this year. The city’s police department announced Tuesday that trick-or-treating will be limited to the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. At 8 p.m., the city will sound its storm sirens (what they’re calling

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 30, 2014

    Ohio police seek suspect in Garrett’s death

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are searching for a man accused of killing a former Kansas State University football player outside a nightclub on Oct. 11. A Cleveland police spokeswoman could not say Thursday whether 26-year-old David Garrett was a bystander or was targeted when he was shot.

  • Local | October 29, 2014

    A man, his father and the Kansas City Royals

    Johns royals.phatch

    Joe Johns of Manhattan has a special connection with the Kansas City Royals that started with his late father, James Johns. It was James who introduced Joe to the Royals as a child, and it was James who was a fan of the Royals before

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 29, 2014

    Historic KSU theater soon to meet its end offering haunted tours


    The ghosts of K-State’s past will walk among living souls at the Purple Masque Theatre in a haunted tour starting Wednesday. “The Haunted Masque” tells the stories of the theater’s freaky history, including the story of Nick the ghost, who, according to legend,

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 29, 2014

    Commission OK with current pool subsidy

    City commissioners said they are fine with the current level at which the city subsidizes its pools despite declining revenues. They also did not suggest a rate increase. The Manhattan City Commission held a work session on Tuesday to discuss the aquatic facilities year-end report.

  • Local |Business | October 29, 2014

    Sales tax receipts higher than expected

    The city’s 2014 sales tax receipts continue to outperform budget expectations through October. The city had $1,049,448 in sales tax receipts this month, according to the October sales tax report from finance director Bernie Hayen. The report represents sales from September. The city’s sales tax

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