Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Daily Record

Police reports

Arrests: 5

Incidents: 0

Burglaries & thefts: 0

Notices to appear: 0

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Fire Responses

Fire reports from March 26: 1

Details the time and date of engine responses to incidents and their locations. Published routinely, but not daily.


    The Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake has issued a reminder that fireworks are not permitted on public property. This includes all Corps parks, all areas outside of the parks and the lake itself. Fireworks can result in wildfires, not to mention concerns over user safety, noise impacts and litter resulting from fireworks use. Signs have been posted in high-use areas to remind visitors of the fireworks restriction, which is enforced year-round. If you have any questions regarding the policy, contact the Corps of Engineers at 785-539-8511.

  • Deer hunt for youth, disabled applications
    The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Riley County Fish and Game Association, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake are accepting applications for the 2015 Tuttle Creek Youth/Disabled Assisted Deer Hunt on Sept. 12 and 13. This hunt is free of charge and open to resident youth ages 11-16 and those with a certified disability interested in hunting Kansas whitetails. Applications are due July 30. Participants will need a Kansas hunting license, deer permit, and, if required by Kansas law, must have completed an approved hunter education course. Assistance meeting the requirements, including scholarship assistance to purchase a hunting license and deer permit, can be provided. Rifles and ammunition will be available if needed. An experienced hunter will guide each participant, and area lockers will provide basic processing of harvested deer free of charge. Accessible hunting blinds, hunting locations, hunter orange hats and vests, and transportation to the field are also provided. Participants are required to attend a firearm safety presentation and sight-in at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at the Fancy Creek Shooting Range. Contact USACE Natural Resource Specialist Steve Prockish at 785-539-8511, ext. 3167, or by e-mail at

    Beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Wildcat Creek Road will be closed approximately one-fourth mile south of Eureka Drive for the application of a polymer bridge overlay. Traffic will not allowed through this work zone.   Repairs are expected to be completed by 8 a.m. Thursday. Adverse weather conditions may cause unexpected delays.

  • Road closure Monday
    A culvert replacement project is schedule to begin on Silver Spur Road, Monday, June 8. The  project is located approximately 500 ft west of  Silver Creek Road. The road will be closed to the traveling public. The project has been allotted two weeks, and is expected to be completed by June 19.  Adverse weather conditions may cause unexpected delays. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the projects. If you have questions concerning this project, contact the Riley County Public Works Department, at 6215 Tuttle Creek Blvd., Manhattan, KS or call 537-6330.

    A preservation workshop will be held June 27 in Clay Center for people with items from World War II soldiers. Anyone with items such as letters, photographs, uniforms or clothing is invited to attend the workshop, which is part of a project to inventory veterans memorials and collections of veterans artifacts in museums along the portions of U.S. Highway 24 that have been designated as the World War II Veterans Memorial Highway. The workshop is sponsored by the Solomon Valley-Highway 24-Heritage Alliance, and it is free and open to the public. It will take place 2 to 4 p.m. at the Clay County Historical Museum, 2121 Seventh Street, Clay Center. For additional information contact Cynthia Harris at

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake says the 2015 annual day use pass is now available. The annual day use pass costs $30 and is valid nationwide. It permits the holder and accompanying passengers to use boat ramps and swim beaches at Corps of Engineers parks without further charge. When using a day use recreation facility at a Corps lake, either an annual pass or a daily pass is required. At Tuttle Creek Lake, the only area that requires a day use fee is Tuttle Creek Cove Park. A boat ramp day use fee is collected April 1 to Oct. 31, and a beach use fee is collected May 15 to Sept. 15. Golden Age, Golden Access and America the Beautiful Senior and Access passport holders are eligible to purchase the annual permit at half price. State park permits do not reciprocate with Corps day use permits. For more information on the day use fee program, visit the Tuttle Creek Lake Visitor Center at 5020 Tuttle Creek Blvd., Manhattan, or call 785-539-8511.

    Shane Donald Stimmel was born Tuesday, May 26, 2015, to Jonathan and Candace Stimmel of Moore, Oklahoma. He weighed 4 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18 inches long. Grandparents are Curt and Cindy Friedrich of Manhattan and Debbie and Donald (deceased) Stimmel of Winfield. Great-grandparents are Norma and Lavona Francis of Manhattan and Caroline and Herbert (deceased) Constien of El Reno, Oklahoma. 

    Jace Adrian Thomason was born Friday, June 26, 2015, to Gary and Alexandra Thomason of Wichita. Grandparents are Mike and Linda Thomason of Manhattan. Jace joins his brother, Tristan Thomason.

    Bella Gwen Barnes was born Thursday, June 25, 2015, to Blake and Megan Barnes of Columbia, Missouri. She weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Gwen Moore and William T. Moore (deceased) of Manhattan and Bob and Susie Barnes of Trenton, Missouri. Great-grandparents are William Barnes and Rosalea Wright of Trenton, Missouri. Bella joins her siblings Robbie and Bruce Barnes. 

    Barrett Dean Blake was born Friday, June 12, 2015, to Sarah and Andy Blake of Manhattan. He weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Richard and Becky Blake of Manhattan, Melinda Seward of Concordia and David Seward of Queens, New York. Great grandparents are Charlotte Blake of Manhattan, George Bishop of Manhattan, Dennis and Cynthia Tholstrup of Concordia and David and Ruthanna Seward of Wathena.

    Margaret Lucille Gaskins was born Friday, May 8, 2015 to Greg and Ashley Gaskins of Overland Park. Grandparents are Alan and Amy Renz of Manhattan, Greg and Darlene Gaskins of Milford, Donald Button of Clay Center and Marie Renz of Manhattan. Margaret joins her siblings Gregory and Gabriella. 

  • Jamie Jayce Garner was born Monday, May 25, 2015 to April and Tristen Garner of Manhattan. He weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Ann and Vern Friesen of Manhattan, Karen Sutton of Topeka and Melanie Garner of Manhattan. Jamie joins his sibling, Ryan Alexander.

  • Corrections & clarifications: In Monday’s Page A1 article about Bobb and Pam Stokes’ home, the phone number for Mary Ann Angelos was incorrect. The correct number is 785-537-2555. The Mercury regrets the error.

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Court Reports

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