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  • Local |Government, Politics | July 30, 2013

    County split on paying for bridge fixes

    Pottawatomie County commissioners agreed Monday that the county needs more revenue to fund major road and bridge projects. What they didn’t agree on was the source of the revenue––an increase in the property tax levy, or asking voters to approve an additional one-half

  • Local | July 30, 2013

    Grand prize steer brings in $1,500

    Livestock and baked goods winners sold their prize-winning animals and creations on Monday as the Riley County Fair wrapped up a weekend of events and contests. Jennifer Wilson, extension director for 4-H, said the highest-selling animal was the grand champion steer, owned by Reid Shipman

  • Local | July 30, 2013

    New editor named for Mercury

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    Staff reports Steve Cameron, a career journalist and author, has accepted the position of executive editor of The Manhattan Mercury. Cameron has a long history of reporting, editing and managing in newspapers and magazines around the country. Among those assignments: He was the managing editor

  • I Wonder | July 30, 2013

    The official word: Stadium’s on schedule


    Q: Now that the K-State football stadium addition is in the works, maybe a pre-completion report would be in order for I Wonder. I have several questions: Is the facility really going to be ready for opening day? What if it isn’t? What will

  • Local |Obituaries | July 30, 2013

    Former bishop dies

    The Most Reverend George K Fitzsimons,  Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salina from 1984 to 2004, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at his home in Ogden. He was born Sept. 4, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo., to George Kinzie and Margaret Mary (Donovan) Fitzsimons. Survivors include his sister,&

  • Local | July 30, 2013

    More 4-H livestock results from 2013 Riley County Fair

    Here are the results of the 4-H competition at the Riley County Fair. Goat Division Alpine Champion, Michaela Sievers, Bonfire. Lamancha Champion, Courtney Anderson, Randolph Ramblers. Nubian Champion, Brittni Winter, Leonardville Hustlers; Reserve Champion, Mikayla Winter, Leonardville Hustlers. Oberhasli Champion, Michaela Sievers, Bonfire; Reserve Champion,

  • Obituaries | July 30, 2013

    Kuo-Kuang Hu

    Professor Emeritus Kuo-Kuang “Tony” Hu died June 28, 2013, at age 76 in Palo Alto, California.

  • Obituaries | July 30, 2013

    Waunetta MacKender

    Waunetta MacKender, 80, died Monday July 29, 2013 at Mercy Regional Health Center.

  • Manhattan High School | July 30, 2013

    Indians’ Fehr commits to Shockers

    He’s been on the job a little more than a month, but new Wichita State head baseball coach Todd Butler has already been hard at work on the recruiting trail. Those efforts netted him the commitment of Manhattan High School’s Bret Fehr, who

  • Food & Drink | July 30, 2013

    Impressive cakes, treats take top honors at 2013 fair


    For those who bake, there is nothing more interesting than seeing what other bakers create. Last year, I had the opportunity to report on the cake decorating open class competition at the Riley County Fair. I was so impressed with what I saw that I

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