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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 11, 2015

    Police: Fake Patty’s Day calls down in 2015

    Fake Patty’s Day 2015, which took place last weekend in Manhattan, brought fewer police interactions across the board compared with 2014, according to statistics released Wednesday morning by the Riley County Police Department. Because of a break from winter weather and a hint of spring in

  • Local |Business | March 11, 2015

    Sources: Theater to open at mall

    Manhattan Town Center could be getting a new movie theater, according to several mall merchants. Four merchants told The Mercury that mall officials said at a recent meeting that the former Sears store would be torn down to make way for a new eight-screen theater.

  • Local | March 11, 2015

    Niemann to perform with son of Ledoux, others at Wareham

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    Jerrod Niemann never met Chris Ledoux. But Niemann’s career has been so directly tied to the late world-champion-rodeo-cowboy-turned-country-music-icon that it’s easy for Niemann to feel like he’s known Ledoux forever. One of Niemann’s first big breaks as a songwriter came in 2005

  • Local | March 11, 2015

    Shedding reservations, bee winner aiming for TV


    Ella Rosenkranz is a girl with many talents. She sings, plays cello and spells words. On Saturday, the seventh-grader at Eisenhower Middle School spelled her way to a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C after winning the Kansas regional spelling

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 11, 2015

    KSU responds to OU frat controversy

    Kansas State University officials released a statement on Wednesday distancing the university’s Greek system from a recent incident at an Oklahoma fraternity. “This issue involves a single chapter of a national fraternity,” said Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students. “

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | March 11, 2015

    Commission wants closer inspection of clinic

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners made no commitment to purchase the former medical clinic building at Westmoreland Monday, but authorized further inspection of the structure. Commissioners toured the building late Monday morning with Jim Moore, president of Farmers State Bank, the building’s owner, and later approved

  • Local |Education | March 11, 2015

    Teachers, staff top priority for budget committee

    Members of the USD 383 Budget Advisory Committee said keeping teachers and staff is their top priority amid looming cuts the school district faces for next year. The advisory committee, comprised of 60 members, has met weekly since late January to consider presentations from department supervisors and

  • Local |Business | March 11, 2015

    Contractor issue closes Fort Riley deli, bakery

    The deli, bakery and sushi bar at Fort Riley’s commissary are temporarily closed because of performance issues with Nayyarsons Corporation. Officials with the Defense Commissary Agency recently announced a temporary suspension of services at 22 commissaries in eight states while the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCa)

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 11, 2015

    Police seeking suspect named in shooting death

    Tierre wall

    Riley County police have identified a suspect in the shooting death of 27-year-old Casey Lindley of Ogden. Officers are looking for 26-year-old Tierre Wall of Fort Riley in connection with the shooting on Tuesday, police said in a report Wednesday afternoon. Wall is 5 feet, 3 inches

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 10, 2015

    Steve Forbes says US on right track in Landon Lecture

    Economic prognosticator and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes said he sees signs the United States is on the way to financial reformation. Forbes, the chairman and editor of Forbes Media, spoke at McCain Auditorium Monday evening for Kansas State University’s Landon Lecture Series, cracking

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