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  • Football | October 04, 2013

    Speedy Cowboys present plethora of challenges for Wildcats

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    Oklahoma State can do it all. They have a quarterback that can sling it around the yard or run, a stable of running backs with varying skill sets, and wide receivers with sure hands and the ability to go up and get any ball. And

  • Columns |Football | October 04, 2013

    Kinder: It’s time for Cats to put up or shut up

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    Just about any other year, I’d be the first to say must-wins in Week 5 of the college football season might be a little premature. But that’s exactly what Kansas State is facing this week and next if the Wildcats intend to play in

  • Football | October 04, 2013

    Lockett carrying on family legacy at K-State

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    Even as a child, Kansas State’s Tyler Lockett has never been big. It’s not surprising, then, to hear teammate and fellow Tulsa, Okla., native Dante Barnett tell the story of how he first met Lockett back in the fifth grade. The coach of

  • Local |Fort Riley | October 03, 2013

    Apple Day filled with delicious tradition

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    The tradition of baking fall apple pies continues this week at Fort Riley. Soldiers and other volunteers from the community are baking pies for the Fall Apple Day Festival. Beginning last Sunday, volunteers peeled apples and started mixing ingredients for the festival, which will take

  • Arts, Leisure | October 03, 2013

    Hot dog roasts, pumpkin patches and more this weekend in Manhattan

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    With the start of October, Halloween is just around the corner. These fall activities will get you in the mood for fall, cooler weather and trick or treating. It’s opening weekend at the A & H Pumpkin Patch at 1374 Collins Lane, just a mile

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 03, 2013

    Commission bats around Public Building Commission bylaws

    The Riley County Commission Thurday debated changes to a draft of bylaws for the proposed Public Building Commission. The commission has not created a Public Building Commission, but continues to examine how that body would operate. Thursday’s question involved whether the bylaws would allow

  • Local |Education | October 03, 2013

    Board looks at special ed teacher spot

    The USD 383 school board Wednesday approved the hire of an additional special education teacher for a student coming from a psychiatric facility. The student, who is expected at Anthony Middle by the end of the month, spent time in the Intensive Behavioral Supports program at

  • Arts, Leisure | October 03, 2013

    Price is Right Live tells locals to ‘Come on down!’

    The iconic phrase “Come on down!” will fill up McCain Auditorium on Sunday. “The Price is Right Live” is bringing its famous phrases, traditional prizes and expected excitement to a local audience. Host Todd Newton said in a phone interview with The Mercury that those

  • Local |Education | October 03, 2013

    USD 383: No immediate effects felt from shutdown

    USD 383 officials don’t have any immediate concerns related to the government shutdown. Supt. Bob Shannon addressed the topic during the school board meeting Wednesday. He said there could be effects in the event the shutdown ends up lasting months. Shannon said 12 to 15 percent of

  • Local |Business | October 03, 2013

    July sales taxes top expectations

    July sales in Manhattan exceeded expectations. “The numbers are good,” said Bernie Hayen, city director of finance. “Nearly every retail segment that we examine each month was up compared to a year ago.” Sales tax collected in July was $827,037 compared to $736,335 for July 2012. That represents


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