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  • Catholic Church in Ireland adapts to new reality

    On May 23, Ireland became the first country to legalize gay marriage by popular vote when the Irish supported a constitutional amendment to allow same-sex couples to marry.  This was a shock to many people in and out of Ireland.&.

  • Two Manhattan students awarded military scholarship

    Megan Ochoa and Katherine Dixon, both of Manhattan were the recipients of $2,000 college scholarship awarded at Fort Riley as a part of the Scholarships for Military Children Program. Approximately 4,000 students applied for the scholarships at commissary locations worldwide. Ochoa is .

  • Manhattan native graduates from Hofstra University

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. —Germaine Bell of Manhattan graduated from Hofstra University in May , earning a Master of Business Administration in strategic business management.  Hofstra University is a nationally ranked private university 25 miles from New York City. The school’s .

  • Dealing with common grassy weeds Greggeyestone1

    A country lawn is liable to have more weeds than a city lawn. The odds are greater to have weeds with more area to manage. In my case, some of the area is left to nature to manage. Smooth brome .

  • Kansas court rules against part of school finance law

    USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden school district officials are working to interpret a court decision that declares the block grant school finance plan unconstitutional. A three-judge panel in Shawnee District Court ruled on Friday the block grant bill is neither equitable nor adequate. .

  • Thomas Rhett fuels party at Country Stampede

    “This is for the campers,” declared Thomas Rhett, acknowledging the fans who give Country Stampede its rambunctious reputation. “Four days in the heat, sweat, Bud Light, sweat and country music,” Rhett continued, before playing “Parking Lot Party,” a song about .

  • Army designing gender-neutral combat tests Training1.mercury

    Fort Riley soldiers on Thursday participated in a project to develop performance standards for military roles, particularly the combat positions closed until recently to female soldiers under a 1994 Department of Defense rule. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta rescinded that rule .

  • Those flying Confederate flags cite culture, heritage Stampedeflags.mercury

    Walk through the campgrounds at Country Stampede and, in a way, you’ll bear witness to a small chapter of American history. From westward expansion to space exploration, the American desire to plant flags and make a place one’s .

  • Regional council marks 5th anniversary

    The Flint Hills Regional Council celebrated its fifth-year anniversary Thursday at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. About 50 people and the 1st Infantry Division Band showed up to commemorate the advancements of regional planning through the council. The Flint Hills Metropolitan .

  • Kansas State-Salina adds major for unmanned aircraft

    SALINA — Interest in unmanned aircraft, often called drones, is taking off. In response to the growing demand, the Kansas State University-Salina plans to add a major and two minors focusing on the aircraft. The new courses are scheduled to start .

  • 17ers drop two at KU Showcase

    Opening play at the KU Showcase, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers lost a pair of games at Hoglund Ballpark on Thursday. The 17ers were run-ruled by the JoCo Cavaliers, 12-1, before dropping a back-and-forth game against Building Champions, 9-5. .

  • Mittie: This summer huge for growth B1.11.16.14.ksuwbk.mercury

    Jeff Mittie probably could not have asked for a better first season in Manhattan. Having taken over a program that was coming off a losing season — absent from the postseason for a year — the first-year Kansas State coach not only .


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