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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
Yes, there was a glaring danger sign. Looking back at the tragic shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., law enforcement officials across the country are quick to point at one obvious signal. The population of Ferguson is about 67 percent African American, while the police
Kansas State University announced Thursday that it is joining the flurry of schools offering “Massive Open Online Courses” that are broadening access to higher education. The MOOCs allow tens of thousands of students to take a class at the same time, but the rate of
By now, Mercy Regional Health Center’s name should have been a thing of the past. In February, the Memorial Hospital Association ceased its 50-50 ownership of Mercy Regional with Via Christi Health, a Catholic organization that is the largest health care provider in Kansas.
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