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Fort Riley should speak up about soldier deaths

Yet another soldier is dead, and still we have no definitive answers. Spc. Ronald Cornelius Church Jr., a 23-year-old soldier from Georgia stationed at Fort Riley, was found dead in his car on Sunday near Milford Lake. Officials believe he shot himself. Mr. Church is the 12th Fort Riley soldier to d

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-03-21 16:49:00

1 arrested after two people robbed in Junction City

The Junction City Police Department said they arrested James Tyshawn Carwell on two counts of Aggravated Robbery. The first incident was reported on March 12 just before 10:00 p.m. in the alley behind El Tapatio restaurant. The victim told police that two black males approached him, one with a gun


County should push back against Dark Store Theory

Menards' push to lower the appraised value of its Manhattan store harkens a looming trend that could have major adverse effects for local governments. Pottawatomie County should continue to fight to nip this in the bud. The home improvement chain is appealing Pottawatomie County's appraisal of the p

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-03-22 21:00:00

Fort Riley soldier found dead near Milford Lake

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (KSNT) - A Fort Riley soldier was found deceased in Geary County. The Geary County Sheriff's Office responded late Sunday morning to the area of Ava Road and Rebecca Road, just west of Milford Lake for an unresponsive person. When deputies arrived they found a man dead inside a v


Fork in the Road: Everyday's a beautiful day at Manhattan's "The Chef"

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW)- "The breakfast food is just honestly like the best in town," one customer says about "The Chef" - and she's not alone. Konrad Kelson, a regular for three years, said you can pretty much find anything flavor-wise that will, kind of, suit just about anybody and everybody. So i


City continues developing pet license ordinance

The city intends to move forward with an increase in pet license fees and using veterinarians in the licensing process. The Manhattan City Commission discussed a draft pet licensing ordinance Tuesday in an attempt to increase the number of licenses, which require proof of vaccination. The commission

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-03-21 21:00:00

No charges filed in Wabaunsee County shooting

(KSNT Photo/Willis Scott) ALMA, Kan. (KSNT) - No charges will be filed in the shooting death of 36-year-old Chad Thomas-Buckbee of Alma. Wabaunsee County Attorney Tim Liesmann made the announcement Thursday. The Wabaunsee County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic incident Feb. 1 at around 11:5

KSNT - 2018-03-22 21:27:39

Unknown driver takes out guard rail near 12th and Bridge

An accident that took out a large strip of guard rail south of the 12th and Bridge has been the talk of the town, with all kinds of speculation of how it occurred, everything from a tractor or implement to a drunk driver. The official report lists the vehicle involved, but not the driver. (Ryan D. W

CCENTERDISPATCH.COM - 2018-03-22 18:40:00

Poyntz building keystone of school construction plans

The latest development in the ongoing discussion about future school improvements here is a big one: Adding on to Manhattan High so as to move the ninth-graders back into the main building. At first blush, we like the idea. But there's one major issue that still needs to be figured out. We'll get to


Menards to push 'Dark Store Theory' in tax case

The result of an upcoming hearing before the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) could have a dramatic affect on the property valuation of Pottawatomie County. On April 9, BOTA will hear arguments on the appraised value of Menards, a large home improvement chain store at 515 McCall Road in Manhattan.


Column: Bracket busted by March Madness

You think your bracket is a mess? I was selected to be one of the "VIP" pickers for the Mercury's online bracket challenge, and, well, let's just say I haven't exactly earned my keep. Among those VIPs, I'm dead last. The guy who edits the Manhattan High newspaper is killing me, for Pete's sake. Not

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-03-21 13:58:00

Travis Janssen reflects on state title in return to Manhattan

Travis Janssen has collected numerous accomplishments in his storied baseball career as both a coach and a player. And yet one feat stands out. Janssen, who is in his third-year as the head coach at Austin Peay, was a member of the first Manhattan High baseball team in 1988. A few years later, Janss

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-03-21 18:30:00

Man injured in accident near hospital

At 3:49 p.m. March 9, Daniel Zamora II, Clay Center, rear-ended a legally 2009 maroon Jeep owned by Steve Gurney, Clay Center, with a block 2010 Dodge in the 600 block of LaFayette Street, which was parked 50 feet east of Sixth Street. Zamora was transported to Clay County Hospital for treatment of


Shots fired at a hotel

Local law enforcement is investigating an alleged drive-by shooting. Captain Forrester shared with The Salina Post that on March 16, around 11 p.m. at 222 E. Diamond Drive, The Red Carpet Inn, there was a report of a possible drive-by shooting. A vehicle drove into the parking lot and four to five s


20 YEARS AGO ON MARCH 21: Man cited after accident

A Clay Center man was issued a citation following a two-vehicle accident earlier this week near Carver's Countryside Market, the Clay Center Police Department said. Police said a car driven by Nhon Huyuh, Clay Center, turned in front of a car driven Lois Staley, 1851 18th Rod. Huyuh was cited for fa

CCENTERDISPATCH.COM - 2018-03-21 05:38:00

Let's Confirm You're In Our Delivery Area

Valley View cemetery to open center in June 03.19.18 Mark and Caron Berges, caretakers and managers of Valley View Memorial Park, talk with guests Monday at a groundbreaking for the Celebration of Life Center. A drawing from K-Construction shows Valley View Memorial Park's Celebration of Life Cente


Saline County Jail Booking Activity - Sunday

Name: Stubbs,Micheal James Charges: Driving While Suspended Name: Pickett,Trenton Allen Charges: Driving While Suspended No Proof Of Insurance Name: Koob,Forrest Robert Charges: Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs Unknown severity Name: Jewell,Michael Eugene Charges: X: Probation Violati


Children's Mercy opens clinic in JC

Families in Junction City and the surrounding area won't have to travel far if their child is gravely ill and needs specialized care. Children's Mercy of Kansas City opened a pediatric specialty clinic at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City on Thursday. Lisa Augustine, media relations manager


Social worker, Girls on the Run coach loves working with children

Heather Heigert always knew she wanted to work with children. After realizing she wasn't a fan of making lesson plans, she decided being part of a school's mental health team was a better career choice. Heigert, 28, has been the social worker at Anthony Middle School for two years. She works with st


Salina man arrested for possession of vehicle stolen in December

Jason Wheeler, 41, of Salina, was arrested after he was found to be in possession of a purple 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup allegedly stolen in December from Daniel D'Albini, of Salina. Capt. Paul Forrester said police received an anonymous tip that Wheeler, who was at the Ambassador Hotel, 1616 W