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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 06, 2016

    Police investigating tire-slashing incident

    The Riley County Police Department is investigating a tire-slashing incident that took place last week in the parking lot behind the county’s Plaza East building, Lt. Luke Breault told county commissioners Monday. The parking lot, at the corner of Humboldt and North Fourth streets,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | June 06, 2016

    Manhattan teen injured in fatal crash

    A Manhattan teen was injured in an accident that killed four in southeast Kansas Saturday. Elaine Snowden, 17, of Manhattan was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita following a crash at about 3 p.m. 3 miles south of Severy in Greenwood County, according to a report

  • Local | June 05, 2016

    Some Dachsunds feel the need for speed… and some don’t

    Gizmo.mercury

    Sometimes it’s not easy being a weenie. On Saturday morning, about 20 weenie dogs were faced with a big decision: to give it their all in a mad dash for the finish line, or to stop and smell the roses, make new friends and visit

  • Local | June 05, 2016

    Stutzman retiring from bench

    Stutzman.mercury

    Today is Sunday, which means that for the first time in nearly 20 years, David Stutzman is not a judge in Riley County District Court. He officially retired Saturday, after joining the bench in January 1997. And while Stutzman leaves behind the trials, chambers and a cornucopia

  • Local |Government & Politics |Fort Riley | June 05, 2016

    Moran: Fort Riley hospital now set to open in October

    Officials announced this week that Fort Riley’s long-delayed new hospital is on track to open in October. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran said Thursday that management of the facility would change hands Friday from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the entity in

  • Local |Education | June 05, 2016

    MHS 2016 students earn scholarships, awards

    Manhattan High School seniors received numerous accolades this year. Anna Keeley: High Scholastic Achievement-4.0 GPA, MHS; Putnam Scholarship, Kansas State University; Kansas Designated State Scholar, Kansas Board of Regents; Boyd “Brownie” Brown Award, Manhattan High School; AP Scholar, The College Board Kyrstyn Kinzie: Cheer Scholarship,

  • Local |Business | June 05, 2016

    Rotomilling company paves the way for innovation

    From a lonely highway in Montana to a busy interstate near Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, there are highways being repaired by the largest rotomilling company in the United States — and that company is headquartered in rural Kansas. Brian Hansen is president of Dustrol Inc.,

  • Local | June 05, 2016

    Registration open for assisted hunt

    Youth and disabled hunters have until July 21 to apply for an assisted deer hunt at Tuttle Creek Lake. The hunt is scheduled for Sept. 10 and 11. It is free of charge and is open to resident youth ages 11 to 16 and those with a certified disability who

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 03, 2016

    Arsonist blamed for Moro Street fire

    An arsonist set the Thursday morning fire that burned an unoccupied Manhattan apartment building, according to a preliminary cause report released Friday. A certified fire investigator with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms led the cause and origin investigation into the blaze that destroyed

  • Local | June 03, 2016

    Despite struggles, St. George population booming

    Street.mercury

    ST. GEORGE — In the midst of small-town political drama and a nearly empty main street, St. George residents have played their cards right to make education a longstanding priority — the town’s elementary school, a focal point of the community for generations, has made a

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