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  • Letters | March 07, 2013

    Volunteers were essential to library’s book sale success

    To the Editor: We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all the people who helped make the Manhattan Public Library’s book sale a tremendous success.

  • Letters | March 07, 2013

    Story behind ‘Resilience’ is arts leadership at KSU

    To the Editor: The article headlined “Inter-preting Resilience” in last Sun-day’s Arts & Leisure section of the Manhattan Mercury was much appreciated. “Human Kind: What Does it Mean to be Resilient?” the careful and poignant work by the Joe Goode Performance Group, took modern

  • Local |Fort Riley | March 07, 2013

    177 soldiers return to fort in ceremony

    Fort Riley’s redeployment center was filled with smiles, tears and cheers Wednesday as 177 soldiers from the Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, were reunited with their families after a 12-month deployment in Afghanistan. Stephanie Hoff, 1st Inf. Div. public affairs, estimated there

  • Local |Education | March 07, 2013

    Should teachers be armed?

    The Wamego board of education is expected to consider a controversial topic — whether to allow teachers and faculty to carry concealed weapons — at its meeting next week. “I’m all for anything we can do to make our schools safer; my board is currently looking

  • Local |Education | March 07, 2013

    Planning change is OK’d

    The USD 383 school board accepted the first reading of a plan to increase elementary teachers’ planning and collaboration time during the next two school years Wednesday. Next year, elementary teachers would have eight days of professional development, eight early releases for collaboration and 330 minutes of

  • Arts, Leisure | March 07, 2013

    What to do instead of Fake Patty’s


    If you are looking to avoid the “fake” crowds on Saturday, there is plenty to do. Much of it will make you laugh. K-State Theatre presents “The Marriage of Figaro” this weekend. The opera continues playwright Beaumarchais’ hilarious tale from “The Barber of Seville.” Pick

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 07, 2013

    Pair indicted on federal charges for fire death


    Federal charges were filed Thursday against a man and woman accused of intentionally setting an apartment fire that killed a Kansas State University researcher in February. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced the federal charges at a news conference here Thursday morning. Patrick Scahill, 20, Manhattan,

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 07, 2013

    Director application deadline moved up

    The Riley County Commission on Thursday decided to move up the deadline to apply for the county health department director position and reversed its earlier decision to hire an interim director. The deadline had been April 30, but it has been moved to April 1. Human Resource

  • Local |Education | March 07, 2013

    Hoyt ‘humbled’ as board seeks his replacement

    Eisenhower Middle School principal Greg Hoyt told USD 383 board members Wednesday he is “humbled” by the opportunity to become principal at Manhattan High School next year. Hoyt was named earlier this week to succeed Terry McCarty, who resigned effectie June 30. “I told (Eisenhower) staff on

  • Movies | March 07, 2013

    We have lots of choices in new videos this month


    This month folks who rent or buy DVDs of movies that recently showed in area theaters are going to have more than the usual number of choices. Those looking for films to entertain children can pick “Wreck It Ralph” or “Rise of the Guardians.” Those

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