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ROAD CLOSED FOR REPAIRS
The portion of North 52nd Avenue between Anderson Avenue and Silver Creek Road will be closed for repairs starting Aug. 3. The project is expected to be completed by Aug. 10. Adverse weather conditions may cause unexpected delays. Any questions concerning the project may be directed to the Riley County Public Works Department at 785-537-6330.
ASPHALT PROJECT MAY HINDER TRAFFIC
Asphalt sealing work is scheduled to begin Monday on Deep Creek Road. The project is scheduled to take two working days. Adverse weather conditions could cause unexpected delays or rescheduling. Traffic will be allowed through the project, but drivers should expect delays of up to 15 minutes and are advised to take alternate routes when possible.
FURNITURE AMNESTY DAY
The City of Manhattan and Hands On K-State are teaming up for Furniture Amnesty Day. The event allows residents to donate unwanted furniture and for residents to select the furniture — all at no cost. Furniture Amnesty Day will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 24, in the Baker Field parking lot of Manhattan City Park, 1101 Fremont St. Residents can begin dropping off unwanted furniture at 7 a.m. in the parking lot. Volunteers will also pick up furniture the day of the event. Residents who want items picked up should sign up online at cityofmhk.com/furnituredonation or call 785-587-2404. There are limited spots on the pickup route, so officials recommend signing up early. Acceptable furniture includes sofas, recliners, chairs, tables, mattresses, lamps, entertainment centers, dressers, etc. Appliances, electronics, pianos and grills are among the items not accepted. Residents who want to select furniture from what has been donated should sign up for time slots beginning at 8 a.m. on July 24 in the Baker Field parking lot. Time slots are first-come, first-serve and available from noon to 5 p.m. After 5 p.m., anyone can select from the furniture. In 2014, Furniture Amnesty Day involved more than 340 households. The goal of the event is to reduce the amount of unwanted furniture disposed of improperly according to the city's trash ordinance and to offer a venue for furniture recycling.
ANIMAL SHELTER OPEN HOUSE
The T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter, 605 Levee Drive, will hold an open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., on Monday. Visitors from the community are welcome to tour the facility, including the newly renovated dog kennel, and learn more about the work that goes on at the shelter.
AUXILIARY COLLECTING OLD FLAGS
The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be collecting flags to retire at Wal-Mart (garden side) in Manhattan Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact Barbara Smith at 785-236-1893.
TUTTLE CREEK ISSUES REMINDER ON FIREWORKS
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 Stephen.E.Prockish@usace.army.mil.
EVAN I. JOHANNING
Evan Inman Johanning was born Tuesday, July 7, 2015, to Chad and Meredith (Seitz) Johanning of Lawrence. Grandparents are Ingrid and Wade Logan of Manhattan. Evan joins his older brother, Luke.
KENDALL E. FARWELL
Kendall Elizabeth Farwell was born Wednesday, June 24, 2015, to Eric and Lauren Farwell of Manhattan. She weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Gigi Cohen and Larry Budenosky of Manhattan and Mark and Sandy Farwell of Seneca. Great-grandparents are Bernie and Paul (deceased) Cohen of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Iris and Lawrence (deceased) Budenosky of Tonganoxie; Dean and Loree Farwell of Seneca; and Terry and Dana (deceased) Tegtmeier of Seneca. Kendall joins her older brother, Easton.
KAP A. WALKER
Kap Alan Walker was born Monday, June 29, 2015, to Ben and Steffany Walker of Manhattan. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Mike and Pat Walker of Clay Center, Scott and Dawn Liby of Clay Center, and Mike and Tracy Myers of Clay Center. Great-grandparents are Dean and Louise Liby of Clay Center, Judy Hester of Clay Center and Katie Myers of Junction City.
CAYLEY A. BLOCK
Cayley Ann Block was born Tuesday, June 30, 2015, to Adam and Nicole Block of Wamego. Grandparents are Mike and Sonja Block of Wamego and Vernon and Bev Bohn of Dwight. Great-grandparents are Charles and Anna Mae Robidou of Dwight and Charles Bohn of Wamego. Cayley joins her brother, Carter.
Damien De Ausen Bayless was born Saturday, July 4, 2015, to Joshua and Lynette Bayless of Manhattan. Grandparents are Bonifacio Vera, Benjaminia Vera, Rodolfo De Ausen, Corazon De Ausen, Kathy Overmyer and Jeffrey Bayless. Damien joins his brothers, Alexander and Benjamin.
EVAN I. JOHANNING
Evan Inman Johanning was born Tuesday, July 7, 2015, to Chad and Meredith (Seitz) Johanning of Lawrence. Grandparents are Ingrid and Wade Logan of Manhattan. Emmett joins his older brother, Luke.
EMMETT G. BOOE
Emmett Garland Booe was born Sunday, June 14, 2015, to Joe and Jenna Booe of Manhattan. He weighed 9 pounds and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are David and Linda Weisbender of Manhattan and Bonnie and Kurt (deceased) Booe of of Cherryville. Emmett joins his siblings, Carter and Lauren.
ABRAHAM W. LOHMANN
Abraham William Lohmann was born Wednesday, July 1, 2015, to Mark and Marla Lohmann of Lakewood, Colorado. He weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Larry and Marcia Quick of Manhattan and Vernon and Martha Lohmann of Lincoln. Great-grandparents are Donald and Mary Jo Berges of Manhattan and the late Ed and Juanita Quick of Leonardville. Abraham joins his siblings, Abigail, Charlotte and Esther.
MAISIE RAE BRYANT
Maisie Rae Bryant was born July 1, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan to Marcus and Tammy (Stice) Bryant of Olsburg. She weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. She joins sisters Taylor Bryant, 6, and Maggie Bryant, 18 months. She is the granddaughter of Ray and Janie Stice of Cherryvale and Randy and Lori Bryant of Independence. Her great-grandparents are Agnes Vanmiddlesworth of Parsons, Frances Stice of Cherryvale and Shirlene Hudson of Independence.
AIDEN L. WARNER
Aiden Logan Warner was born Friday, June 26, 2015, to Travis and Hayley Warner of Manhattan. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Keith and Janet Logan of Topeka, Marty Warner and Colleen Musil of Eskridge, and Dave and Jean Warner of Strong City.
JACE A. THOMASON
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
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.
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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