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  • 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 Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta rescinded that rule .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 .

  • Morris takes lead at Classic

    Through two rounds at the Colbert Charity Classic, Dustin Morris’ consistency has landed him at the top of the leaderboard at Colbert Hills Golf Club. The Crosby, Texas, native shot a 3-under 69 for the second day in a row to .

  • Wiltfong named assistant rowing coach

    Kansas State women’s rowing announced the hiring of Hanna Wiltfong as assistant coach for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Taking over for assistant coach Grace Ure, who will be stepping down to take on a volunteer assistant role with the .

  • Rebels place third in state tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under softball team competed at “C” West State in Derby last weekend.  The team went 3-2 in the double-elimination format and earned the third-place trophy. Miranda Tegtmeier and Lindsey Wilson took turns pitching over the .

  • Time now to improve health law

    Like it or not, Obamacare is the law of the land. The Supreme Court issued a decision Thursday that supported the health insurance reform law that is President Obama’s main domestic accomplishment. On a 6-3 vote, the court ruled .





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