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  • Local |Kansas State University | September 03, 2014

    K-State center partners with Masons to help kids

    The Kansas State University Speech and Hearing Center, which offers clinical training for graduate students in communication sciences and disorders, has been designated a Kansas RiteCare Clinic. At an induction ceremony Aug. 27, the Scottish Rite Masons presented the center with a $20,000 check to provide evaluation

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 03, 2014

    Topeka man pleads guilty to armed robbery of Dollar General

    A Topeka man in federal court on Tuesday pleaded guilty to robbing two businesses earlier this year, including a Dollar General in Manhattan. According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office, Christopher Wilhoite, 26, pleaded guilty to two counts of commercial

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 03, 2014

    Man injured in Pott County semi accident

    WHEATON – A Wheaton man was injured Tuesday morning after the semitrailer he was driving rolled on Kansas highway 16 in Pottawatomie County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported Michael Hart, 36, was driving a 2004 Freightliner, which was pulling a 2013 Bulk Trailer, on Railroad Street in Wheaton when he

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | September 02, 2014

    Officials at odds about air quality monitor shutoff

    Internal disagreement between Kansas State University and Konza Prairie officials took place before a decision was made to shut off the prairie’s air quality monitor more than a year ago. This information comes via email conversations obtained by The Mercury through an open records

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 02, 2014

    City, county, school combine for 1-mill increase

    Property taxes will increase just shy of 1 mill next year for residents of Riley County, Manhattan and USD 383. The three largest local governing bodies earlier this month completed their budgets for the 2015 year, and combined, taxes are set to go up 0.99 mills from 2014, for a

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 02, 2014

    Holmes’ hearing pushed to Friday

    The preliminary hearing for an Ogden man accused of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary has been pushed back to Friday morning. Timothy Holmes, 43, faces two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated burglary for entering an Ogden apartment in the 100 block of 10th

  • Local |Education | September 02, 2014

    Buses on school board’s agenda

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will review a recommendation to purchase six buses to replace aging units that failed a recent inspection. USD 383 transportation director Doug Messer is scheduled to bring the issue before the board, which meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to agenda information,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 02, 2014

    Arraignment postponed for May shooting suspect

    The arraignment hearing for a man charged with aggravated battery stemming from a shooting at a Manhattan convenience store was postponed on Tuesday because of a scheduling gaffe. Though Daeshawn Bryant, 18, showed up for the hearing in Riley County District Court, his attorney, Lora Ingels

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 02, 2014

    Suspect enters plea agreements

    Jerred Snyder won’t stand trial after all. The 30-year-old Manhattan man was scheduled to have a jury hear both his pending cases in October, but he reached plea agreements in the cases last week. Snyder faced kidnapping and robbery charges in one case and

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 31, 2014

    Tailgaters bring Wildcat-themed vehicles for season opener


    Saturday’s first home football game against Stephen F. Austin University gave Wildcat fans a release from the anticipation they had felt after waiting all summer for the season to start. As usual, thousands of tailgaters displayed their Wildcat pride in purple and white, but

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