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  • Local |Education | January 05, 2014

    District educators given primer on new technology

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    Before teachers can resume instructing their students, they had to go back to school. A total of 80 sessions, each ranging in size from 35 to 80 teachers, took place Friday for USD 383’s Little Apple Tech Fest – a full day of professional development for district instructors. Teachers

  • Local |Business | January 05, 2014

    Bookstore welcomes new cat

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    Several months after the death of Cleo—The Dusty Bookshelf’s longtime feline resident—the store has welcomed a new addition. Oliver, a young, black-and-white tuxedo cat, has moved up in the world from under the Varsity Donut food truck in an Aggieville alley to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 05, 2014

    Driver arressted in fatal crash

    A Leonardville man involved in the October accident that killed a Blue Valley High senior was arrested Friday for involuntary manslaughter. Garrett Smith Olson, 20, was arrested by the Riley County Police Department for involuntary manslaughter and failure to stop at an injury accident. Olson was

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 05, 2014

    Four locals arrested for attempted aggravated robbery

    The Riley County Police Department received an attempted aggravated robbery complaint at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday in the 2100 block of Green Avenue. Upon arrival, officers were told that Anson Eddy, 30, of Manhattan was approached by at least two subjects. One of these subjects was brandishing

  • Local |Education | January 05, 2014

    Wonder Workshop director wins award

    Richard Pitts, director of the Wonder Workshop Children’s museum, received two awards for his work including one from the White House. Pitts co-founded the Wonder Workshop with his wife, Cindy Pitts. In 1995, he became the director of the Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum. His

  • Local |Education | January 05, 2014

    Saint George man gets degree from Nebraska

    Adam LeGrand McKee of Saint George was among more than 1,500 students who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at commencement exercises Dec. 20 and 21. McKee received a master of education degree from the Graduate College.

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 03, 2014

    Manhattan needs better sports venues, commissioners agree

    City commissioners tossed around a variety of subjects during their annual retreat on Thursday, and also managed to make a bit of news by agreeing with the so-called “Fieldhouse Group” that Manhattan needs a dramatic upgrade to its sports facilities and venues. No one was

  • Local |Business | January 03, 2014

    Local Kmart closing

    The local Kmart is shutting for good. A closing advertising campaign for the store, located at 401 E. Poyntz Ave., is scheduled to begin in The Mercury on Jan. 12 and run through March 30. Kmart has been a fixture in Manhattan since the store opened in 1974. Calls

  • Local | January 02, 2014

    First baby of 2014 born to OB nurse

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    Manhattan’s first baby of the new year was born Wednesday to a Mercy Regional Health Center labor and delivery nurse. Amaia Gloria Banks was born at 3:24 a.m. Wednesday to Danielle and Mike Banks of Manhattan, the first birth of 2014 at the hospital. She

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 02, 2014

    Body of soldier recovered from lake

    The body of a Fort Riley soldier was recovered from Milford Lake on Wednesday afternoon after a long search by rescuers. The Geary County Sheriff’s Department, along with multiple area emergency personnel, recovered the body of 31-year-old Thomas Hedrick, a U.S. Army specialist

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