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  • Local | July 27, 2013

    Traits of a skilled leader

    There may have been only one contestant in each division of the Shepherd’s Lead contest, but the lack of competition didn’t stop entrants from putting on a show for the crowd that packed the bleachers in Hurlburt Hall Friday night. The purple ribbon

  • Local | July 27, 2013

    Great goats in the making


    Riley County youngsters who’ve spent the past year polishing their skills with goats got a chance to show those skills off in the Hurlburt Hall show ring Saturday afternoon. Several proved they’d put all that time and effort to good use. Michaela Sievers

  • Local |Business | July 27, 2013

    YML adds two partners

    Douglas P. Meloan and Eric S. Londeen, co-owners of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home added Brian W. Waddington and Shane D. Lohse to the firm. Waddington has been with the firm as a licensed staff member since 2005. He was raised in Belleville, and was previously a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | July 27, 2013

    Car chase leads police through town, ends with woman taken to hospital

    A woman led local and state police on a chase across several area counties Saturday that ended with her being taken to a local hospital. Authorities began their pursuit of the woman, who they had not identified Saturday night, around 2 p.m. Saturday in a

  • Local |Business | July 26, 2013

    Varney’s goes red and blue ...but not here

    The owners of the main bookstore serving Kansas State University have bought a bookstore serving the University of Kansas. That means Varney’s Book Store in Manhattan and the Jayhawk Book Store in Lawrence are both owned by the Levin family, under the banner of

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 26, 2013

    Auditorium conversion has at least one backer

    A city commissioner argued Thursday for retention of a controversial revamp of City Hall that eliminates the stage in the portion of the building formally known as Peace Memorial Auditorium. Commissioner Wynn Butler said at an open house on the project that opponents are losing

  • Local |Business | July 26, 2013

    Ballard’s, an Aggieville mainstay, closes shop

    Ballard’s Sporting Goods, an Aggieville pillar for more than a half-century, has closed its doors. Owner Steve Ballard confirmed the closing in a phone conversation with The Mercury on Thursday. The store had been managed by Varney’s Book Store in the past year

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 26, 2013

    Toxicologist urges people to beware of blue-green algae

    With blue-green algae contaminating lakes nationwide, a Kansas State University toxicologist warns pet owners to understand the bacteria’s dangers for their pets and for themselves. Blue-green algae produce toxins that are hazardous to humans and can be fatal in animals, particularly dogs, said Deon

  • Local | July 26, 2013

    4-H results from Riley County Fair

    Here’s the continued list of winners at the Riley County Fair. Banner Division Champion, Wildcat 4-H Club; Reserve Champion, Cico Shamrocks 4-H Club.    Cake Decorating Division Senior Champion, Hope Bryant, Little Apple; Junior Champion, Brooke Vogt, Little Apple; Junior Reserve Champion, Emily

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 26, 2013

    Police activity in Manhattan

    The Riley County Police Department released a statement Friday afternoon regarding police activity in Manhattan Friday morning. “Today, the Riley County Police Department with the cooperation of multiple surrounding jurisdictions participated in a drug enforcement operation,” the statement read. More details will be released as

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