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  • Letters | March 21, 2013

    Strawn’s ‘litmus test’ lives; reject him and his ‘cohorts’

    To The Editor: Mr. Bob Strawn’s letter in the March 13 Mercury attacking my statement that he believes in a litmus test for candidates was very enlightening in terms of how he would serve us as a city commissioner if elected:

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 21, 2013

    K-State research published in ‘Nature’ journal

    A Kansas State University research team has found that despite humans increasing nitrogen production through industrialization, nitrogen availability in many ecosystems has remained steady for the past 500 years. Their work appears in the journal Nature. “People have been really interested in nitrogen in current times

  • Local | March 21, 2013

    Officials remind landowners to stay safe

    With the spring burn season approaching, the Riley County Emergency Management team wants to remind property owners to get a burn permit before starting controlled burns on their land. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins and Emergency Management Coordinator Laurie Harrison said that a

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 21, 2013

    Vargo, Volanti to deal with health dept. issues while it’s sans director

    Any personnel issues that arise in the county health department while a search continues for a new director will be resolved outside the department itself, county commissioners determined Thursday. Commissioners made that decision following a discussion with human resource manager Cindy Volanti. The decision takes

  • March 21, 2013

    Family-friendly weekend activities, plus Biker Ball


    End your spring break with these great family-friendly activities. Join the Sunset Zoo at the Manhattan Public Library for the monthly Zoofari Tails at 10 a.m. Friday. Zoo staff will present animal-themed stories and share animal artifacts. Later on Friday, play fun Wii games on

  • Local | March 21, 2013

    Farrar looks to break into aerospace


    As Manhattan looks to position itself as a center of animal health, one local company is trying to gain a foothold in an industry not typically associated with this part of the state: aerospace. Farrar Corporation, a Manhattan-based iron foundry and machine shop, recently signed

  • Obituaries | March 21, 2013

    George Halazon

    George C. Halazon, 93, died Thursday at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

  • Men's Basketball | March 21, 2013

    Cats want another Elite Eight run


    Rodney McGruder, Jordan Henriquez and Martavious Irving won’t ever forget the Elite Eight run they were a part of as freshmen at Kansas State. It was a special time for the Wildcats and the trio of freshmen were getting on what would turn into

  • Baseball | March 21, 2013

    K-State salvages series with Gophers

    The Kansas State baseball team has been lacking clutch plays recently, but that trend was bucked Wednesday afternoon at Tointon Family Stadium. The Wildcats outlasted Minnesota 4-3, a day after the Golden Gophers took the series opener 8-3. Junior catcher Blair DeBord led the day

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 20, 2013

    House approves budget cuts

    The Kansas House gave final approval Wednesday to the chamber’s version of a $14 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, including cuts to higher education. Wednesday’s 68-55 vote sends the bill to the Senate, which was scheduled to debate its own version later

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