Tuesday, May 24, 2016



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  • Local |Business | May 13, 2016

    Director’s firing has officials rethinking JC Chamber plan

    JUNCTION CITY — On the surface, it appeared to be a straightforward personnel decision. Dennis Beson, CEO of the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce, demonstrated both personal and professional differences with Greg Miller, director of the local economic development commission (EDC). Under a consolidation agreement

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 13, 2016

    To achieve goals, Snyder tells clerks to make a plan

    K-State football coach Bill Snyder Friday told a group of more than 100 Kansas officials the easiest way to achieve their goals is to make a plan and do it. Snyder spoke at the annual conference for county clerks and election officials who met at the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 13, 2016

    Affidavit: Man fired at robot in standoff

    A Manhattan man who was arrested after a lengthy standoff in April was highly intoxicated, shot at a police robot and had called police 24 times over a period of about 13 hours, according to an affidavit obtained by The Mercury. Timothy Anderson, 64, was placed into protective

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 13, 2016

    Ex-Chapman coach arrested on several child sex charges

    A former Chapman schools coach was arrested Thursday in connection with electronic solicitation and attempted sexual exploitation of a child younger than 16. According to a release from Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf, Mark Snider, 26, Abilene, was arrested for five counts of each crime. The release

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 13, 2016

    Milford man waives hearing in rape case

    A Milford man accused of rape will be formally charged after waiving his preliminary hearing Thursday. Dylan Taylor Evans, 22, was arrested in March in connection with one count of rape involving a victim born in 1997. Police said the original incident occurred June 20. During Thursday’s

  • Local |Business | May 12, 2016

    Area officials sell MHK in NY visit

    A few of Manhattan’s biggest fans recently traveled to Plum Island, New York, to spread the word about the opportunities and benefits available in their community. Their audience was a group of more than 100 scientists and researchers who work at the Plum Island Animal

  • Local | May 12, 2016

    FHDC to open Amazing Dinosaurs! exhibit

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    The good news is Manhattan will have real dinosaurs bones, eggs and teeth to see and touch. The better news is no attempt has been made to clone dinosaurs for this occasion. Amazing Dinosaurs!, sponsored by ESB Financial, opens at 10 a.m. Saturday at the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 12, 2016

    Affidavit released in infant death case

    A series of bruises and abrasions led a doctor to conclude that a Manhattan infant who died last week was murdered. Andrew L. Gibson, 25, was arrested Saturday in connection with the Thursday death of Serenity Nichole Reich, his 3-month-old daughter. Riley County Police Department officers

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 12, 2016

    City asking for help creating communication plan

    Manhattan has launched another survey. The city began an online communication survey to gauge the effectiveness of city communication as a follow-up to the 2015 Community Survey.  The survey seeks feedback from residents on the quality and quantity of current communication and how they prefer

  • Local |Education | May 11, 2016

    Area 3rd-graders get view of farm life at CiCo Park event

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    As local third-grade students watched water roll through a miniature river model, they tried to spell the name of the largest river in the United States. “M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I,” Kevin Religa said, leading the students in spelling the name as some struggled to say the same letter.

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