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  • Local |Kansas State University | May 29, 2013

    Master plan gets public input

    A couple weeks before revealing a final campus master plan, Kansas State University officials hosted an open forum on the subject that drew about 50 people Tuesday afternoon. Ruth Dyer, senior vice provost for academic affairs and the chair of the Campus Master Plan Update Task

  • Local |Fort Riley | May 29, 2013

    2,400 civilians to be affected by Fort Riley furloughs

    Fort Riley officials are moving forward with the furloughs of 2,400 civilian employees on post. The furloughs are set to begin in July. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said recently that he would be proceeding with the federal furloughs to manage budget cuts facing all sectors

  • Local |Business | May 29, 2013

    CivicPlus owner buys rights to Hibachi Hut

    When Brenda and Ward Morgan found out that Hibachi Hut was closing after almost 54 years, they knew they had to do something. “Brenda came up to me Sunday night looking like the dog had just died,” Morgan said in an online interview with The Mercury

  • Local | May 29, 2013

    Immigration exhibit to open at mall

    A traveling exhibit on immigration and citizenship will open at Manhattan Town Center Thursday. The exhibit, “Americans By Choice: The Story of Immigration and Citizenship in Kansas,” is being presented by the Riley County Commission. It was commissioned by the U.S. District Court in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 29, 2013

    Fire destroys Wamego’s Tradewinds

    An arson fire Sunday morning did more than $150,000 damage to the Tradewinds banquet facility at 515 Plum St., in Wamego. Firefighters from Wamego, St. George, Louisville and Westmoreland responded. In addition personnel from the Wamego Police and Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Departments and Pottawattamie County Emergency

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 29, 2013

    Theft from Wal-Mart

    Officials at the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the theft of several electronic items from Wal-Mart and said they have identified two male suspects. Sheriff Greg Riat said the theft occurred on May 21 at about 9:20 p.m., after two white males, who appear

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 29, 2013

    Vehicles recovered in Pott County

    Deputies with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office have recovered two missing vehicles, earlier reported as stolen, but they are still asking the public for help in their disappearances. Sheriff Greg Riat said the sheriff’s office was notified Sunday by an employee of Bub

  • Local |Business | May 28, 2013

    Hibachi Hut to re-open downtown in Manhattan

    Hibachi Hut announced yesterday via twitter that they were closing their doors for good, but now it seems someone who has local ties has saved the Manhattan legend. Today, via their facebook page, Aggieville announced that Hibachi Hut would be reopened at a new location

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 28, 2013

    Aggravated arson results in small fire

    Two Manhattan men reported that they woke up to a very small fire ignited outside of their apartment on Saturday. Officer Matthew Droge said the fire was ignited by an unknown suspect or suspects using an improvised incendiary device. Matthew Prayso, 45, and Terrance Bise, 45, both

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 28, 2013

    Vehicular burglary on Concord Lane reported

    Riley County police are investigating a vehicle burglary reported in the 1800 block of Concord Lane on Saturday. Officer Matthew Droge said Meghan Starr, 27, reported that several items were stolen from her vehicle between 6 p.m. on May 24 and 8:30 a.m. on May 25. The U.S.

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