The official results are still pending, but Bob Awerkamp is hopeful an engineering analysis of the Belvue Bridge conducted last week will be good news. Awerkamp is owner of The Onyx Collection at Belvue and the person who urged the Pottawatomie County Commission to get
The push to keep the stage at Peace Memorial Auditorium continues. A benefit concert, “Give My Regards to Broadway,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Peace Memorial in City Hall. The program is free, but donations will be accepted at the door for
Four hundred forty-six students and members of the faculty and staff at Kansas State University signed a petition against the Kansas Board of Regents’ proposed social media policy. The petition was developed by the Faculty Senate leadership group and sent to the regents on Tuesday.
USD 383 school board members are scheduled to discuss the district’s Head Start programs and the purchase of radios for Manhattan High School at their meeting Wednesday. Current considerations for the high school are to purchase Kenwood NexEdge NX 220K radios from Ka-Comm Inc. in
Brad Schoen can be funny, and he can laugh loud enough to make people stop talking across a large, noisy room. But when Schoen has his chief’s hat on — when he’s officially speaking as director of the Riley County Police Department —he checks
Riley County commissioners expressed their disappointment in the Kansas legislature Monday morning with the passing of Senate Bill 231, also known as the “COTA to BOTA” bill, over the weekend. It passed the House 124-0 and the Senate 26-13. The bill changes the Court of Tax
City commissioners Tuesday will consider a proposal on how to allocate federal funding for community improvements. This federal money would fund the fifth year of the five-year action plan approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The funding would be for
The community will have a chance to support 32 local nonprofit organizations Tuesday. The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation is having its second annual GROW Green Match Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Colony Square Atrium, 555 Poyntz Ave. Donors can make a donation at the
The Manhattan High Forensics team placed first in the 6A State Speech and Drama Festival, which ended Sunday at Olathe Northwest High School. Coach Shawn Rafferty said winning had been a goal for the team all year, and they were excited with the results. “There’
Tal Streeter, an internationally renowned sculptor who spent his childhood in Manhattan, died at age 79 in Santa Fe, N.M., on April 17, The Mercury learned Monday. Streeter’s career was marked by a fascination with the sky, the clouds and the wind that he first
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