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  • Local |Kansas State University | July 27, 2014

    K-State graduate receives fellowship

    A May 2014 graduate of Kansas State University has received a fellowship from Phi Kappa Phi. Jenny Barriga, a magna cum laude graduate in chemistry and biochemistry, Dodge City, is one of 51 students nationwide this year and one of 23 students from Kansas State University in the

  • Obituaries | July 27, 2014


    Marion E. Lund, 84, of Clay Center, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Clay County Medical Center in Clay Center. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

  • Court Calendar | July 25, 2014

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, July 28, 2014 DIV III – NO APPEARANCES 10:30 -  BRW 10:30 Farrington, Kenneth Arr. (14 TR 838 DUI [4th], Test Refusal [3rd], etc.) JWG I 10:30 Hughes, Jeffrey Intermediate Sanctions Hrg (12 CR 562) JJC I 10:30 Johnson, Terri Intermediate Sanctions Hrg (13 CR 85 Abuse) BCF I 10:30 Lopez, Thomas SENTENCING (14 CR 24 Agg. Battery) BKD

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 25, 2014

    K-State ranks on best value list

    Kansas State University was among the highest-rated schools in the region to make a national website’s list of best value colleges in the Midwest. K-State ranked above other schools in the state. At No. 14, it also ranked higher than other schools in the region,

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | July 25, 2014

    Did the city pick ‘Wabash’ manhole covers on purpose?


    Q: Did Manhattan city officials install manhole and water meter covers from companies in Wabash, Ind., to play off Kanas State athletics’ adoption of “The Wabash Cannonball?”

  • Local |Business | July 25, 2014

    Sales tax receipts on par with 2013’s

    Manhattan’s 2014 sales tax figures are on par with 2012 and 2013 through the mid-year point. City finance director Bernie Hayen said the overall figures through July are flat compared with the same time period in 2012 and 2013. The overall 2014 sales tax receipts total about $6.13 million, which is 0.9

  • July 25, 2014

    So one California is not enough?

    There are folks in California who are genuinely serious about splitting the Golden State into six states. Then again, there are folks in California who are serious about a lot of things that don’t have a snowball’s chance in Death Valley. Advocates of

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 25, 2014

    Senate hopeful wants to move beyond 2-party system


    U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman told the Mercury on Thursday he’s trying to move beyond the labels of a two-party system to fix what’s ailing Congress. Orman, who lives in Olathe, is running as an Independent for the U.S. Senate seat

  • Columns | July 25, 2014

    The issue of economic recovery

    The defining issue in state elections is candidates’ positions regarding “the path of our economic recovery.” So wrote Republican state Rep. Steven Becker of Hutchinson in a recent letter to the Hutchinson News, as he asked, “Does the candidate sup-port a reassess-ment of our tax

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 25, 2014

    Philosopher strives to understand how words acquire meaning

    Why does the word “dog” have meaning? If you say “dog” to a friend, why does your friend understand you? Kansas State University philosopher Elliott Wagner aims to address these types of questions in his latest research, which focuses on long-standing philosophical questions about semantic

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