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  • Local |Kansas State University | July 01, 2013

    KSU officials say enrollment cap is up for discussion following legislative reductions

    Kansas State University will start discussions that could lead to an enrollment cap in the fall . If that does occur, KSU President Kirk Schulz said the blame goes to the legislators for not providing enough money for higher education institutions. Kansas State officials estimated an

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 01, 2013

    Sales tax numbers down in June

    City sales tax revenues lagged again in June compared to the same month of 2012, the fifth time in six months that has been the case. The city received $834,877 in sales tax revenue this June, about $7,000 less than the $841,600 received during the same month a year

  • Local | July 01, 2013

    Wrapup acts make a big hit with Sunday crowd

    Like all good things, Country Stampede had to come to an end. It did so Sunday with a performance by Miranda Lambert , and a private show for VIP campers by Morgan Frazier. Frazier, who also performed her public show Sunday, is an up and coming

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 01, 2013

    City plan on Tuesday agenda

    City commissioners are expected Tuesday to initiate an effort to update the city’s comprehensive plan. The update to the 2003 plan is expected to modify the goals, guiding principle and policies governing the growth of the city for the next 25 years. Riley and Pottawatomie county

  • Editorials | July 01, 2013

    Heroism on the fire lines

    Every year Americans see news footage of wildfires in the West, often racing across rural areas and through canyons and sometimes engulfing neighborhoods of million-dollar homes. Among states already struck this year are California, New Mexico, Colorado, and, most recently, Arizona. Occasionally, someone dies — a

  • Local |Education | July 01, 2013

    A trio of board departees

    Twenty-five years of experience exited the USD 383 school board when Pete Paukstelis, Walt Pesaresi and Beth Tatarko wrapped up their terms with a final board meeting Wednesday. Since 2001, when Pesaresi was first elected, the three have seen the lows of two elementary schools closing due

  • Letters | July 01, 2013

    Why fault Havenstein? He has done a superb job

    To the Editor: I’m writing to take exception to something that was written in the sports section of the Sunday, June 23, Mercury. It was an article about Steve Fritz being named head boys basketball coach at Riley County High School for the coming year.

  • Letters | July 01, 2013

    Manhattan is blessed with many outstanding mentors

    To the Editor: In the summertime here in Manhattan, parents and families are fortunate to have many good activities and programs to select from in making arrangements to fill their children’s days with healthy fun.

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 01, 2013

    National program to support first-generation students

    Through a highly competitive selection process, Kansas State University has emerged as one of the next program sites for First Scholars, a national program aimed at increasing graduation rates among first-generation students. As the first in their families to pursue a bachelor’s degree, these

  • Local | July 01, 2013

    GPS helps locate stolen cellphone

    A man used his GPS to track down the person who took his phone while at a bar in Aggieville over the weekend. Braden Erickson, 24, 1100 block of Claflin, told police someone took his cell phone while he was at Kites. He tracked the phone to

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