Bob and Melissa Atchison have made music not something one just listens to in the car or plays in the background during a chore. For the Atchisons, the joy of music has been an active pursuit and the foundation of their life together. Bob, a
A local agritourism initiative is gaining steam, Riley County commissioners learned Monday. The Riley County Planning and Development Department convened the first meeting of the county’s Agritourism Task Force, the department’s director, Monty Wedel, reported at the meeting. The tast force consists of
Based on the book by Richard C. Morais, “The Hundred-Foot Journey” begins in Mumbai, India, where the Kadam family runs a popular restaurant. Hassan (Manish Dayal) is learning to cook under his mother’s guidance. Her influence ends abruptly when the family restaurant is burned
City commissioners will consider several items related to the 2015 budget at a meeting Tuesday evening. Among the items on the agenda are increasing stormwater rates, raising admission fees for the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo, and increasing wages in an agreement with the
In the wake of the shooting death of an 18-year-old black man and the ensuing racial tension in Ferguson, Mo., the willingness of the Riley County Police Department’s leadership to discuss the potential for such an occurrence here was refreshing. That willingness underscores Assistant
To the Editor: I found it quite interesting that on Aug. 6, there was a large picture and article in the Mercury about Dave Lewis, who had lost the Riley County Com-mission election and a very small picture of Ben Wilson, who had won the election.
Kansas State University physicists and computer scientists are involved in a collaborative project to understand a long-lasting mystery: how light interacts with matter. Itzik Ben-Itzhak, university distinguished professor of physics, is a co-principal investigator on the multimillion-dollar project, Imaging and Controlling Ultrafast Dynamics of Atoms,
Kansas State University’s Elaine Johannes, associate professor and Extension specialist in the College of Human Ecology’s School of Family Studies and Human Services, has received the 2014 Dean Barbara S. Stowe Faculty Development Award to work with the Kansas Adolescent Health State Plan. Johannes,
Jerry D. Dugan, 53, of Manhattan, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at his residence. He was born Jan. 31, 1961, in Manhattan, and had been a lifetime resident. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
This time next year, six major construction projects will be underway at Kansas State University: Three colleges are expanding or replacing their buildings; the KSU Foundation is working on a dramatic new entrance to campus; Housing and Dining Services is building a new dorm
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