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  • Local |Government, Politics | April 29, 2014

    County could sue over lack of plants

    WESTMORELAND — Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday directed the administrative staff to threaten legal action — if necessary — to get landscaping around the new justice center completed. Heavy rainfall Sunday morning washed mud across sidewalks and into a street east of the new building, where final grading and

  • Local |Business | April 29, 2014

    Cameron to step down as Mercury executive editor


    Ned Seaton, publisher and editor-in-chief, on Tuesday announced a change in the leadership of The Manhattan Mercury’s newsroom: Steve Cameron is resigning as executive editor, and Megan Moser is taking the position on an interim basis. The changes take effect Thursday. Cameron will continue

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 29, 2014

    Logan pleased with Regents’ revised social media policy

    Fred logan.phatch

    The Kansas Board of Regents released a revised social media policy Monday afternoon — incorporating language on academic freedoms while keeping in place the disciplinary clauses that have been a source of controversy. Regent Chair Fred Logan said he’s pleased with the revisions, which will

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 29, 2014

    KSU choir to perform at Kauffman Center

    K-State choir students will turn Kansas City purple during a concert Saturday evening. The Kansas State University Grand Chorus will present its inaugural Rhapsody concert at 8 p.m. Saturday in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. All ticket sales benefit student

  • Manhattan High School | April 29, 2014

    Indians hold on to beat Hayden


    While the Manhattan High soccer team has seven wins to its credit this season, head coach Mike Sanchez has been waiting to see his team play to its potential against some of the tougher teams on the schedule. Monday night against Hayden, Sanchez got his

  • Manhattan High School | April 29, 2014

    MHS tennis wins 3rd straight

    The Manhattan High boys’ tennis team continued its recent hot streak at tournaments, winning for the third time in the last five days. Each member of the team finished in the top three at Monday’s tournament, which divided the 12 teams into two pools before

  • Manhattan High School | April 29, 2014

    MHS golf takes 2nd at Topeka West Invite

    The Manhattan High boys’ golf team turned in a solid day at the Topeka West Invitational on Monday afternoon, finishing in second place behind league rival Washburn Rural. The Indians shot a 322, winning a tiebreaker over Seaman while finishing three strokes behind Rural, who with

  • Editorials | April 29, 2014

    Timely proposals on e-cigarettes

    Critics who argue that the regulations the Food and Drug Administration has proposed on e-cigarettes were long in coming and don’t go far enough might have a point. That shouldn’t, however, obscure the worth of the steps the FDA is taking. “It’s

  • Letters | April 29, 2014

    Repealing fee would shift another burden to taxpayer

    To the Editor: We believe the Legislature should not repeal the mortgage registration fee. It represents $260 on a $100,000 loan, is paid off over the life of the mortgage and is paid only once. A refinancing of the original loan amount does not generate a second

  • Letters | April 29, 2014

    Many contributed to success of Empty Bowls Project

    To the Editor, We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Manhattan community for its sup-port of this year’s Empty Bowls Project. Over the past decade, the Women’s Center has successfully organized this event and do-nated thousands of dollars to local

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