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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 08, 2014

    Lightning strike starts house fire causing $122,000 in damage

    A lightning strike caused a house fire Monday night, resulting in $122,000 in damages to the home. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched at 9:35 p.m. to 2720 Stone Valley Drive for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, crews found a one-story duplex with fire

  • Local |Business | July 08, 2014

    Moser named executive editor


    Megan Moser has been named executive editor of The Manhattan Mercury. Moser will lead The Mercury’s newsroom, including news reporters, editors, designers, photographers and the sports department. She had been doing that job on an interim basis since the May 1 retirement of former executive

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 08, 2014

    Museum’s first artist-in-residence explores human/animal interaction

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    The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art will have its first-ever artist-in-residence this week. Calder Kamin of Kansas City, Mo., will be at the museum today through Thursday for the Beach’s Open AIR (Artist-in-Residence) program at which people can interact with her artwork. Kamin’

  • Local |Business | July 08, 2014

    Residential construction still rising

    Residential construction continues to flourish in Pottawatomie County. Zoning Administrator Gregg Webster told county commissioners Monday that building permits issued for new dwellings totaled 63 through the first six months of 2014––the highest number in at least the past five years. The total is two more

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 08, 2014

    Junction City man sentenced to 5 years for child pornography

    A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Junction City man to 63 months, or more than five years, in prison on a charge of accessing child pornography with intent to view. Scott Deppish, 43, had previously pleaded guilty to the charge, according to a press release from

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 08, 2014

    Two K-State students earn Fulbright awards

    Kansas State University is continuing its legacy of producing Fulbright award winners to represent the United States. Adam Miller, a May 2012 master’s degree graduate in Spanish second language acquisition, Overland Park, is a 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. student grant recipient to Argentina, and Jacob

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 08, 2014

    Taking smartphone break improves employee well-being, research finds

    Want to be more productive and happier during the workday? Try taking a short break to text a friend, play “Angry Birds” or check Facebook on your smartphone, according to Kansas State University research. In his latest research, Sooyeol Kim, doctoral student in psychological sciences,

  • Local |Business | July 08, 2014

    Salvation Army observes Christmas in July

    The Salvation Army, in partnership with local businesses, is launching a “Christmas in July” fundraising campaign. The organization will be collecting donations in kettles placed in various businesses around town, including Bob’s Diner, McAllister’s, Varney’s, On the Wildside and others. Donations to

  • Local |Agriculture | July 07, 2014

    Rains boosts county’s crops

    Riley County Agricultural Extension Agent Greg McClure told county commissioners Monday that area farmers have a lot to be excited about. Summer rains have aided crops — especially corn — and although wheat production may be hurting in many counties in the state, Riley may be an

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 07, 2014

    City to address RCPD budget

    City commissioners will consider options Tuesday to address a shortfall with the 2014 Riley County Police Department budget. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The police department is projected to have a $237,816 shortfall in its nearly $14.45 million budget in 2014. This is due

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