Friday, May 27, 2016

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  • Local |Business | May 15, 2016

    Tallgrass nabs bronze at World Beer Cup

    May is off to a good start at Manhattan’s Tallgrass Brewing Company. Three days after the brewery’s Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat earned a bronze medal at the World Beer Cup, Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill doubling the production capacity for microbreweries in

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 15, 2016

    Area police arrest 3 in 2 drug busts

    Area police made three arrests in two separate drug busts earlier this week. According to a report from the Riley County Police Department, 22-year-old Weston Walker Jones, 741 Zeandale Road, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Thursday after police executed a search warrant at his residence. Police

  • Local |Education | May 15, 2016

    Flint Hills All-Academic Team shows off area students’ accomplishments

    Students in the area are set to walk across a stage and receive their high school diplomas, commencing their further educational pursuits. Sixteen students from five area schools were selected for The Mercury’s annual Flint Hills All-Academic Team as some of the most successful

  • Local |Business | May 15, 2016

    Opera house adds to history with chandelier


    John Bannister York appreciates the serendipity. A career surveyor by trade, York has stepped up work on his various artistic pieces — many of which feature different forms of stained glass — since his official retirement. York’s most recent design is a 143-pound art deco chandelier

  • Local |Education | May 14, 2016

    Flint Hills maps teach local youth

    “You are here.” Those three simple words are helpful when a person is trying to learn a location or is seeking direction. Today we will learn about an innovative project that is seeking to educate youth and others about the value of their location in

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 13, 2016

    Schools reviewing bathroom directive

    Local school districts are reviewing their policies relating to gender identity after President Barack Obama’s administration Friday said all transgender students in public schools are allowed to use the restroom of the gender they identify with. The Manhattan-Ogden school district has had a policy

  • 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

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