The hotel occupancy rate is down about 1 percentage point, according to the Manhattan Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) quarterly report. CVB director Karen Hibbard presented data at the Manhattan City Commision meeting on Tuesday from Smith Travel Research, which included information on hotel performance.
Two former MHS athletes were armed with handguns when they allegedly stole 8 ounces of marijuana in July, according to court records. Trey Latrell Campbell, 21, 1122 Garden Way Apt. B, and Ty Lee Anthony Suggs, 21, 1230 Colorado St., were arrested for one count of aggravated robbery and one
There’s still time to get your Christmas wish lists to the North Pole. This year, The Mercury is helping Santa Claus by delivering letters from kids in the Manhattan area. The Mercury will deliver the letters and publish them in an upcoming edition of
There may be a move afoot in the 2015 Kansas legislative session to change the method of appraising agricultural land in the state. At an agricultural market workshop last week at Topeka, Pottawatomie County Appraiser Lois Schlegel learned that legislators from Kansas’ “big five” counties are
A preliminary hearing for a former Fort Riley soldier who faces charges of first-degree murder and child abuse was set Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared via webcam from the Riley County Jail in front of Judge William Malcolm Tuesday for a
“I’ll just end the suspense. I’m not running.” With that statement, John Matta announced on Tuesday he won’t run for reelection for the Manhattan City Commission, which means at least one new commissioner will be elected in April. Matta made the remark
The Riley County Police Department on Monday announced plans to replace Neighborhood Watch program with a social media website, Nextdoor.com. The current Neighborhood Watch program will end Dec. 31, and the RCPD will implement Nextdoor on Jan. 5, said Matt Droge, public information officer. “Neighborhood Watch
A Leonardville man was sentenced on Monday for his role in the death of a Riley teen. Garrett Olson, 20, appeared Monday in front of Judge Meryl Wilson in Riley County District Court. As part of a plea agreement, Olson will serve a 30-month sentence in
The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday discussed concerns with the Landlord Tenant Act raised in last month’s law board meeting. The issue stems from a public comment by landlord Roger Seymour who said he had had concerns about taking over tenants’
The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider extending the lease for a building that houses its adult education programs. The issue will be brought to the board at a 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting. According to agenda information, ICON Investments, the owner of the property where USD 383’
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