Burglaries & thefts: 3
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Fire reports from March 26: 1
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ALLEY BEHIND COURTHOUSE CLOSED
The alley immediately behind the Riley County Courthouse, 100 Courthouse Plaza, will be closed starting Tuesday for the courthouse security improvement project. The Riley County Public Works Department announced the alley will likely be closed to all through traffic until June.
GRANT FUNDS AUTISM WORKSHOP
The Pilot Club of Manhattan recently received a grant to support an upcoming autism workshop. The award is a $3,600 matching grant from the Pilot International Founders Fund to help train regional first responders to work with children and young adults with autism in emergency situations. The 11th Autism Spectrum Disorders Workshop will be Saturday, June 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center in Manhattan. Two special sessions for first responders will be Friday, June 10 from 8 a.m. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Kansas Farm Bureau. Both days will feature Keynote Speaker Dennis Debbaudt, who will provide tips on autism risk and safety management. Friday sessions will focus on educational training for first responders, and Saturday will offer helpful takeaways for parents, caregivers, educators and young adults. Pilot Club of Manhattan has been conducting a workshop for parents, caregivers and educators of children on the spectrum for 10 years, but this is the first time to offer sessions for young adults with autism and emergency responder personnel. For more information about the workshop, local Pilot Clubs or Pilot International Founders Fund, contact Mary Bowen at 785-317-3302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BREADBASKET OFFERS COMMODITIES
USDA commodities drive-thru distribution will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Flint Hills Breadbasket, 905 Yuma in Manhattan. They are available for all income eligible Riley County residents. All commodities are first come, first served. Products available include: corn, mixed fruit, peas, peanut butter, grapefruit juice, egg noodles, grape juice, cereal and milk.
WORKSHOP FOCUSES ON HOME DIALYSIS
A group of nurses and doctors from Fresenius Medical Care Dialysis Center in Junction City will offer a home dialysis workshop from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. The program will include demonstrations using home dialysis equipment and a presentation on the benefits of home dialysis treatment as well as a panel discussion with people who have experience with doing dialysis at home. The event is free and open to the public. Door prize drawings and refreshments will be provided.
ROYALS TROPHY ON DISPLAY
The Kansas City Royals will display their World Series trophy in Junction City on Monday. The public can view the trophy from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 310 Hammons Drive. Visitors can bring their own cameras to have their photo taken with the trophy for free, or they can purchase professional photos from the Royals. Accompanying the trophy from the Royals will be the mascot Sluggerrr, and KayCee, the stadium historian who hangs the “W” at Kaufman Stadium after a Royals win.
LIBRARY OFFERS TECH TUESDAYS
Manhattan Public Library is offering a series of workshops to teach people more about technology. Twice a month, from Jan. 12 through April 19, Tech Tuesday workshops will address a variety of subjects, ranging from Beginning Ancestry to Basic PowerPoint skills. Registration is required for these free two-hour workshops to guarantee small class sizes and plenty of time for questions. Register online using the library’s website http://www.MHKLibrary.org, call 785-776-4741 ext. 300 or visit the public library at 629 Poyntz Avenue.
JUDE K. BUSSARD
Jude Katherine Bussard was born April 4, 2016 ,to Ben and Katie Bussard of Manhattan. Grandparents are Ray and Cathy Eads of Council Grove, and Terry and Geneva Bussard of New Strawn. Great-grandparents are Loren Hammel and the late Laurita Hammel of Manhattan.
AVA J. BENNETT-NATIONS
Ava Joyce Bennett-Nations was born March 2, 2016, to Kasey Nations and Elizabeth Bennett, of Manhattan. Grandparents are Ward and Rebecca Nations, of Ogden. Great-grandparents are Ward and Sharon Nations, of Ogden.
BROOKLYN F. NATIONS
Brooklyn Faith Nations was born March 5, 2016, to Kaitlyn Nations, of Ogden. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Ward and Rebecca Nations, of Ogden. Great-grandparents are Ward and Sharon Nations, of Ogden.
JUDE K. BUSSARD
Jude Katherine Bussard was born April 4, 2016, to Ben and Katie Bussard, of Manhattan. Grandparents are Ray and Cathy Eads, of Council Grove; Terry and Geneva Bussard, of New Strawn; and Laurita Hammel (deceased), of Manhattan. Great-grandmother is Loren Hammel, of Manhattan.
MIA N. HERNANDEZ
Mia Nadine Hernandez was born April 10, 2016, to Richard and Mallory Hernandez, of Merriam. She weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19.75 inches long. Grandparents are Larry and Sheri Morehead, of Manhattan, and Rebecca and Eugenio Hernandez (deceased), of Kansas City, Missouri. Great-grandparents are Jack and Virginia Colbert, of Manhattan, and Wilson and Audra Morehead (both deceased), of Manhattan. Mia joins her brother, Santino.
WILSON J. SCHMIDT
Wilson John Schmidt was born Dec. 30, 2015, to John and Megan Schmidt, of Overland Park. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Larry and Sheri Morehead, of Manhattan, and Kathleen and Melvin Schmidt (deceased), of Wathena. Great-grandparents are Jack and Virginia Colbert, of Manhattan, and Wilson and Audra Morehead (both deceased), of Manhattan.
EMMA M. EYESTONE
Emma Marie Eyestone was born March 9, 2016, to Erik and Linzi Eyestone. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Tom and Mitzi Eyestone of Manhattan; and Bill and Lisa Hauldren of Paola. Great-grandparents are Cecil and Phyllis Eyestone of Manhattan; Bill and Joann Hundley,of Lawrence; the late Lester and Alice Hauldren of Paola; and the late Lawrence and Hildegard Guenther of Paola. Emma joins her sister, Lilly Eyestone.
AUBREY R. SCHUTTER
Aubrey Rose Schutter was born March 16, 2016 to Patrick and Kelli Schutter, of Wamego. She weighed 8 pounds and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Steve and Bev Burkdoll of Melvern, and Philip and Louise Schutter of Alma. Great-grandparents are Wanda and the late Francis Thompson of Melvern, Dean Lee and Patricia Burkdoll of Lyndon, and Henrietta and the late James Aubert of St. Marys. Aubrey joins her siblings, Benjamin, 6, Blane, 4, and Leah, 2.
IAN D. KENNEDY
Ian Douglas Kennedy was born at 4:30 a.m. Feb. 7, 2016 to Brock and Ivy Kennedy, of Riley County. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Lynette Hoffman of Manhattan, Vaughn Hoffman of Riley County, and Kim and Chris Tyler of Hoyt. Ian joins his older sister, Kacie Slocum, of Riley County.
Corrections & clarifications: K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine commencement will be held in McCain Auditorium at 3:30 p.m. on May 13. A story in Monday’s Mercury gave the wrong location. The Mercury regrets the error.
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