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  • Men's Basketball | August 13, 2014

    K-State/Tennessee MBB game to air on ESPN2

    Kansas State officials announced Tuesday that the men’s basketball game with Tennessee as part of the second annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2 at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 from Thompson-Boling Arena. The game will be one of 10 contested between

  • General Activities | August 13, 2014

    Neils makes U.S. Senior National rowing team

    Andrew Neils, a 2003 graduate of Manhattan High School, has earned a place on the 2014 United States Senior National rowing team. The Senior National team represents the USA at the highest level of international competition, either at the Olympic Games or the World Championships. In June,

  • General Activities | August 13, 2014

    Optimist Sting tryouts

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting 18-and-under class B fastpitch softball team will be holding tryouts Saturday Aug.16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Optimist ballpark. For more information, please contact Ron Hageman via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/*= 0)out +=

  • General Activities | August 13, 2014

    New softball team tryout

    There will be a tryout for a new 12-and-under fastpitch softball team this Saturday at Optimist Park from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Ryan Kruse at 785-313-2135.

  • Local |Education | August 12, 2014

    Teary parents send kids off to kindergarten

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    Yellow buses loaded and book bags packed, Manhattan-Ogden students went back to school today, a summer vacation over once again. At Lee Elementary School, the class of 2027 started kindergarten by gathering in the school’s music room. Most of the children were ready to begin

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | August 12, 2014

    Sierra Club criticizes decision to take air monitor off-line

    The Kansas Sierra Club on Monday criticized the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s push to shut off the air quality monitor more than a year ago at the Konza Prairie Biological Station. As The Mercury reported oat the time, this monitor, which had

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 12, 2014

    Man’s rape sentence amended to 77 years

    Riley County Chief Judge Meryl Wilson on Monday sentenced convicted rapist Tony Lewis to 77 years in prison for three incidents in 2009 involving Manhattan women. Wilson originally sentenced the 24-year-old, former Fort Riley soldier in 2010 to five life sentences for two counts of rape, three counts

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 12, 2014

    NBAF not likely to study Ebola virus

    A K-State expert on Ebola says the deadly virus won’t be studied at the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility under construction in Manhattan. Jerry Jaax, K-State’s associate vice president for research compliance and university veterinarian, said as a biosecurity Level 4 lab, NBAF could

  • Local |Education | August 12, 2014

    District enrollment up from 2013

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    It looks like an additional 152 students enrolled in the Manhattan-Ogden school district, according to preliminary numbers released on the first day of school today. That brings the total number of USD 383 students to 5,954 this year, up from last year’s Sept. 20 count of 5,802. “This is

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 12, 2014

    Babysitter, 5 children escape Ogden fire

    A babysitter and four children escaped unharmed when a fire broke out inside an Ogden double-wide mobile home Monday afternoon. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said firefighters responded at about 1:30 p.m. to the residence at 212 Ninth St. Crews began leaving the scene


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