Blaine Thomas, a prominent local businessman, died Friday in his home at age 90. Thomas owned Thomas Sign Service, a billboard business, at 1515 Fair Lane. He began operation in 1941. Thomas became a bit of civic activist throughout the years, continually bickering with city government on behalf
Before teachers can resume instructing their students, they had to go back to school. A total of 80 sessions, each ranging in size from 35 to 80 teachers, took place Friday for USD 383’s Little Apple Tech Fest – a full day of professional development for district instructors. Teachers
Several months after the death of Cleo—The Dusty Bookshelf’s longtime feline resident—the store has welcomed a new addition. Oliver, a young, black-and-white tuxedo cat, has moved up in the world from under the Varsity Donut food truck in an Aggieville alley to
A Leonardville man involved in the October accident that killed a Blue Valley High senior was arrested Friday for involuntary manslaughter. Garrett Smith Olson, 20, was arrested by the Riley County Police Department for involuntary manslaughter and failure to stop at an injury accident. Olson was
The Riley County Police Department received an attempted aggravated robbery complaint at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday in the 2100 block of Green Avenue. Upon arrival, officers were told that Anson Eddy, 30, of Manhattan was approached by at least two subjects. One of these subjects was brandishing
Richard Pitts, director of the Wonder Workshop Children’s museum, received two awards for his work including one from the White House. Pitts co-founded the Wonder Workshop with his wife, Cindy Pitts. In 1995, he became the director of the Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum. His
Adam LeGrand McKee of Saint George was among more than 1,500 students who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at commencement exercises Dec. 20 and 21. McKee received a master of education degree from the Graduate College.
City commissioners tossed around a variety of subjects during their annual retreat on Thursday, and also managed to make a bit of news by agreeing with the so-called “Fieldhouse Group” that Manhattan needs a dramatic upgrade to its sports facilities and venues. No one was
The local Kmart is shutting for good. A closing advertising campaign for the store, located at 401 E. Poyntz Ave., is scheduled to begin in The Mercury on Jan. 12 and run through March 30. Kmart has been a fixture in Manhattan since the store opened in 1974. Calls
Manhattan’s first baby of the new year was born Wednesday to a Mercy Regional Health Center labor and delivery nurse. Amaia Gloria Banks was born at 3:24 a.m. Wednesday to Danielle and Mike Banks of Manhattan, the first birth of 2014 at the hospital. She
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