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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 11, 2013

    Drug arrests made in City Park

    Officers arrested three people on various drug charges early Sunday morning in City Park after investigating the smell of burnt marijuana in the air. Thomas Wickoff, 26, Littleton, Colo., Skyler Gilbert, 22, Salina, and Anthony Russo, 28, Salina, were arrested after police officers patrolling City Park at approximately 1:12

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 10, 2013

    City commission candidates answer questions on reducing the levy, funding, debt


    In preparation for the city commission elections, the Mercury asked each candidate to address several questions on various issues facing the city. The questions are designed to help voters understand each candidate’s position. This edition addresses budget issues. Here are the candidates’ responses. CITY

  • Local | March 10, 2013

    Getting the real Fake experience in Aggieville


    Fake Patty’s 2013 could be accurately described in one word: wet. Well, that, or muggy. Everything was just slightly damp and a bit bedraggled, but revelers were hard put to let it faze them. For Kansas State University students, celebrating Fake Patty’s is a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 10, 2013

    2 men face federal charges for robbery

    Federal charges were filed Wednesday against two men accused of robbing a Manhattan convenience store at gunpoint in February. Frank Hanson, 22, Manhattan, and Dennis Denzien, 20, Manhattan, are charged with one count of interference with commerce by means of robbery and one count of using, carrying

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 10, 2013

    Police say number of arrests, incidents comparable to last year

    Police officers were out in full force Saturday to contend with the yearly drinking celebration that is Fake Patty’s Day. While they were kept busy throughout the day, officials said there were no major issues, and incidents were more or less comparable to those

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 10, 2013

    Candidates discuss Fake Patty’s

    The first topic at the seniors center forum on Friday was Fake Patty’s Day. City commission candidates were asked of their opinion of the annual pre-St. Patrick’s Day event, which took place Saturday. “I love Fake Patty’s Day,” said Commissioner Rich Jankovich

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 10, 2013

    Vehicle thefts in Pottawatomie County

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating three vehicle thefts and stolen vehicle parts from the southwest portion of Pottawatomie County near Highway 24.  They are asking anyone with information on any of the crimes to contact the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office at (785)&

  • Local | March 10, 2013

    Officials say check smoke detectors

    Manhattan Fire Department officials released a statement Friday telling citizens to check their smoke detectors when they change their clocks Sunday. Officials said that the Manhattan Fire Department recommends that residents change their smoke detector batteries this weekend and test the detector to make sure

  • Local |Education | March 10, 2013

    New USD 383 special services director

    Debora Howser has been named the executive director of Special Services for USD 383. Howser comes to USD 383 from Topeka Public Schools where she serves as a consulting teacher. Prior to that, she was the Director of Special Services for USD 372 in Silver Lake for five

  • Local |Education | March 10, 2013

    Locals graduate from SE Missouri State

    Monica Carlson and Kathleen Hosang, both of Manhattan, graduated from Southeast Missouri State University during the school’s December commencement ceremonies. Carlson graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a major in nursing. Hosang graduated with a Master of Business Administration with a

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