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  • 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

  • Local |Traffic | June 18, 2014

    Road work begins on US Highway 24


    The next phase of the U.S. 24 and East Poyntz Avenue intersection project began Wednesday. Traffic control has been modified to accommodate the next phase of construction on the southeast corner of the intersection, according to a report from the city of Manhattan. Northbound traffic

  • Local |Traffic | June 18, 2014

    Officials release name of rollover accident victim

    A Manhattan man was hospitalized Tuesday morning after his Jeep struck an unattended vehicle on Interstate 70 and went airborne before coming to rest. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that 41-year-old Greg Harris was driving his 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee in the west lanes of I-70 near

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 18, 2014

    Distance student featured on cover of military magazine

    A Marine. A wounded warrior. An award-winning university student. It’s no wonder Michael Feingold’s story is one that a magazine for military transitioners wants to tell. Feingold, Lenexa, a graduate of Kansas State University’s online food science bachelor’s degree completion program

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