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  • Local |Kansas State University | July 10, 2014

    Graphic novelist teaches young writers to think visually


    Pens in their hands, 14 area teenagers have been learning how to tell stories in a workshop this week, exploring the possibilities as future writers.  The students are gathered at the K-State’s Beach Museum of Art for the week-long Young Writers’ Workshop, where they

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 10, 2014

    Arraignment set for Nichols

    An arraignment hearing for a Kansas City man facing murder charges in both Riley and Geary counties was scheduled on Wednesday in the Geary County case. Anthony Nichols, 33, will appear again in Geary County District Court on July 28 at 9 a.m. A jury trial is

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 10, 2014

    Officials recover stolen motorhome

    Pottawatomie County authorities on Tuesday recovered a stolen motorhome, found other stolen property and drugs inside and arrested four Nebraskans believed to be responsible. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office arrested Steven Gensler, 47, of Omaha, Neb., Denise Parks, 55, of Springfield, Neb., Douglas Hetrick, 34, of Omaha,

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 10, 2014

    KSU researcher: Prevention key to avoid chikungunya

    Cases of chikungunya continue to rise, with more than 100 people from the United States infected with the mosquito-borne virus that they contracted while out of the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kansas State University’s Stephen Higgs, one of the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 09, 2014

    Stores downtown and in mall close during temporary power outage

    Business on Manhattan’s southeast side couldn’t proceed as usual Wednesday afternoon as a power outage forced many stores and service providers to temporarily close. The outage affected more than 900 customers, Westar Energy reported, including businesses on Poyntz Avenue in the downtown area. Power

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 09, 2014

    City wants RCPD to dip into reserve to address shortfall

    City commissioners said Tuesday they would like the Riley County Police Department to dip into its reserve funds to address a budget shortfall. Because revenues from funding sources are lower than expected, the police department is projected to be $237,816 short of its nearly $14.45 million budget

  • Local |Business | July 09, 2014

    Pepperd says renters have more options


    It really isn’t fair, tossing out a puzzling question, then not turning over every possible stone in search of an answer. In last Sunday’s Mercury, a story outlined what officials said appears to be a significant drop in apartment occupancies around Manhattan. Riley

  • Local |Business | July 09, 2014

    Volunteers needed for furniture event

    As Furniture Amnesty Day grows larger, the need for volunteers does as well. The event is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 25, in the City Park parking lot near the Wilson baseball fields. The city and HandsOn Kansas State is seeking 50 volunteers - 20

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 09, 2014

    Commission looks for further reductions

    City staff members are seeking direction on further reductions to the 2015 budget for the final work session on the topic July 22. The Flint Hills Discovery Center budget and business plan also will be a topic of discussion. Currently, the proposed 2015 city budget is around $134.3 million

  • Local |Business | July 09, 2014

    Rodeo and dinner to benefit cancer research

    The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association wants you to be tough enough to wear pink. The association’s eighth annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo, a special night at the Kaw Valley Rodeo, will be Friday, July 25, to raise awareness of breast cancer and other

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