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  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 13, 2013

    Phillips 66 donates $500,000 to K-State

    A gift of $500,000 from Phillips 66 is supporting programs across Kansas State University and in the College of Engineering and College of Business Administration. The company also has selected the university as one of 10 in the nation to participate in the SHIELD Scholar program. SHIELD stands

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 13, 2013

    Vargo requests more funds for elections

    County Clerk Rich Vargo discussed the future of voting in the county and the nation while requesting an election budget increase during Thursday’s meeting of the Riley County Commission. Vargo’s total election budget request was $420,096 — an increase of about $56,000 from last year. Most

  • Obituaries | June 13, 2013

    Mary Heeth

    Mary Frances Heeth, 77, of Manhattan died Wednesday at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan.

  • General Activities | June 13, 2013

    Senior 17ers open play in OKC today

    After taking last weekend off, the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers head south today to begin pool play at the sixth annual Justin Sullivan Memorial Baseball Tournament in Oklahoma City. Manhattan is scheduled to play the Oklahoma City Drillers to start the tournament before

  • Arts, Leisure | June 13, 2013

    Symphony at Fort Riley; Juneteenth


    The eighth-annual Symphony in the Flint Hills, a day-long festival of music, will be held at Fort Riley Saturday. The focal point is the concert itself, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. and featuring the Kansas City Symphony. But it will be wrapped around a series of

  • I Wonder | June 13, 2013

    Why doesn’t athletics give K-State its extra money?


    Q: I see in The Mercury that the Big 12 will be sending $22 million to each of the eight continuing “schools” in the league. From that, one can assume that Kansas State University will receive $22 million, which the university could sure use to reduce student tuition

  • Local |Traffic | June 13, 2013

    K-18 ramps to be closed Friday

    Road work to begin Friday on K-18 at Miller ParkwayWestbound Miller Parkway ramps at K-18 will be closed for concrete work on Friday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. This closure is needed for the pouring of concrete for the north abutment of the bridge

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 13, 2013

    Pott County Sheriff searching for missing St. Marys teenager


    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in locating a runaway juvenile from St Marys. The juvenile, Anne Bernadette Cooney, 17, is reported to have left her residence in St. Marys at about 10 a.m. May 31. Anne Cooney has not returned home. She

  • Local |Education | June 13, 2013

    MATC meeting scheduled to exempt campus from concealed carry law

    The board of directors of Manhattan Area Technical College has scheduled a special meeting for Monday to consider a resolution that would temporarily exempt the campus from provisions of a new state law governing the carrying of concealed weapons. If approved by the college’s

  • Local | June 13, 2013

    39th-annual Kansas bike tour underway

    The 39th year of the largest bicycling event in Kansas history-a 522-mile ride across the State- began Saturday, June 8. Biking Across Kansas is an eight-day tour originating at the Kansas-Colorado line with a route of over 800 bicyclists and support staff. The bicyclists started at the

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