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  • Local |Education | March 25, 2013

    School board candidates talk enrollment growth, future issues

    In advance of the USD 383 school board race, the Mercury asked the four candidates — Mitch Beims, Aaron Estabrook, Pat Hudgins and Marcia Rozell — to answer questions about issues pertaining to non-fiscal matters likely to come before the school board. Three of these candidates will be

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 25, 2013

    Treasurer’s office given OK to add a position

    Vote.phatch

    County commissioners voted 2-1 Monday, with Bob Boyd opposed, to add a full-time staff member to Riley County Treasurer Eileen King’s motor vehicle department. King requested addition of the position, saying the department has been about one person short for the nearly three decades

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | March 25, 2013

    RCPD earns national accreditation

    A national accreditation agency recently recognized and awarded the Riley County Police Department with its highest honor available following the agency’s three-day on-site assessment in December. The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) recognized the department for its “outstanding performance” and awarded

  • Local | March 25, 2013

    Former Conoco-Phillips exec named to K-State position

    Rand Berney has been appointed executive in residence at Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration. Berney is retired from ConocoPhillips, where his last position was senior vice president, corporate shared services from 2009 until his retirement in May 2012. With Berney’s appointment, the college

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 25, 2013

    Man arrested for battery

    Police arrested a Texas man Saturday on battery and firearm charges after he was accused of pointing a gun at a family member during an argument. Paul Stauffer, 56, Richardson, Texas, was arrested for aggravated battery, criminal possession of a firearm, aggravated assault and domestic battery,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 25, 2013

    Aggravated assault arrest at motel

    Riley County officers arrested a Manhattan man for aggravated assault Sunday night at a Manhattan motel after he allegedly threatened a front-office worker. Officer Matthew Droge said Shaun Moreland, 35, who reportedly is residing at Westwood Motel, 2108 Fort Riley Blvd., was arrested after police were called

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 24, 2013

    Commission hopefuls talk about non-discrimination, vicious dogs and gun control

    In preparation for the city commission elections, the Mercury has asked each candidate to address several questions on various issues facing the city. These questions are designed to help voters understand each candidate’s position to facilitate the voter’s ability to make a more

  • Local | March 24, 2013

    Organizers: More people attending annual gun show

    Cars and trucks lined the street and filled the parking lot near the National Guard Armory in Manhattan on Saturday during the third annual Gun and Knife Show sponsored by U.S. Weapons Collectors. Ryan Peyton, show manager, said the organization hosted about 60 vendors and

  • Local | March 24, 2013

    Manhattan airport loses tower funding

    Manhattan Regional Airport is one of 149 small airports across the country losing funding for their control towers on April 7, according to a list released Friday afternoon by the Federal Aviation Administration. The decision followed $85 billion in federal spending cuts across the government, including $637 million in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | March 24, 2013

    KHP releases details of K-18 bridge death

    The Kansas Highway Patrol has released the identity of the man who died Friday morning following a multiple-vehicle crash on the Kansas Highway 18 bridge spanning the Kansas River. William Bratton Jr., 37, of Junction City died after falling from the K-18 bridge at 5:45 a.m. on

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