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  • Local |Government, Politics | May 30, 2013

    Pawnee director says cuts causing problems

    Pawnee Mental Health Services Director Robbin Cole briefed Riley County commissioners Thursday on her concerns about financial cuts and issues with insurance services. At the session, Cole noted what she referred to as the “three legged stool” of grant funding. That includes money from mental

  • Local | May 30, 2013

    13th Manhattan Day to see 25 block parties

    At least 25 neighborhoods around town plan to get together to celebrate Manhattan Day. That’s the number of neighborhoods registered with The Mercury — the event’s main sponsor — to hold gatherings mostly this Saturday. Manhattan Day is an annual event on the first Saturday in

  • Local |Fort Riley | May 30, 2013

    Furlough notices to go out today

    Fort Riley civilian employees on Thursday began receiving notices of upcoming furloughs that will eventually impact 2,400 workers. Under a provision of federal law, the notices empower the post to furlough employees as soon as 30 days after their issuance. Employees who received the furloughs also received

  • Neighbors | May 30, 2013

    K-State baseball, Manhattan Day and more


    This weekend go cheer on the Cats at 2 p.m. on Friday as they take on the Wichita State Shockers at Tointon Family Stadium as they enter the NCAA regional tournament. For the first time in school history, K-State will host postseason play. Or check

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 30, 2013

    11 complete Project SEARCH internships

    Eleven interns last week participated in a sort of graduation ceremony from Project SEARCH, a national high-school-to-work transition program for people with cognitive disabilities. The program, funded by grants and headquartered at the K-State Student Union, offers young adults who have finished high school three

  • Local |Business | May 30, 2013

    Two locals win 2013 Manhattan Legacy Awards

    Burke and Margery Bayer and Barbara Wilson received the Manhattan Legacy Award Monday, May 20, at the Meadowlark Hills Legacy Banquet. Rev. Ben Duerfeldt, retired pastor from First Christian Church where he served for 26 years, was the speaker for the evening. Duerfeldt was serving First Christian

  • Obituaries | May 30, 2013

    Daryl Zumbrunn

    Daryl J. Zumbrunn, 68, of Junction City died Monday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 30, 2013

    Chem-E-Car team qualifies for national competition

    Kansas State University’s Chem-E-Car Team has landed a spot in the national competition, set for Nov. 1-2 in San Francisco. The competition is part of the annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. The team earned its spot by finishing in third

  • Obituaries | May 30, 2013

    Cecilia Umscheid

    Cecilia Umscheid, 80, of Wamego died Tuesday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House of Manhattan.

  • Letters | May 30, 2013

    Giving money is the best way to help disaster victims

    To the Editor: It was so touching to see on your front page of May 22 the article about Sandy Scott and her kids from the day care center selling lemonade to raise money for the Oklahoma tornado disaster relief.

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