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  • Local |Business | May 01, 2013

    Area’s relative growth brings an uptick in demand for rooms


    Manhattan has not only grown as a community, but it is also growing in tourism and attractions. That means more hotel space, too. Karen Hibbard, vice president of the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the growth is a rarity in the state and across

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 01, 2013

    KSU classified workers to vote on change from state employment

    Kansas State’s classified employees are considering moving from state employment to university employment due to a lack of recent pay increases and hiring flexibility. Classified employees’ pay raises are reliant upon state legislators’ approval under current civil service designation. If employees vote this fall

  • Local |Business | May 01, 2013

    New hotel to include retail, plus rooftop meeting space

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    A new hotel planned for the corner of Manhattan and Bluemont avenues will include retail space, a rooftop meeting area and its own parking. Excel Group, LLC, purchased the property on the northeast corner, which consisted mostly of single-family homes that had been converted into

  • Local | May 01, 2013

    35 compete for ‘Biggest Loser’ status

    A local fitness center recently wrapped up its first Biggest Loser competition with 35 individuals on seven teams showing big results. The goal of the competition, which took place at Maximum Performance, was to improve competitors’ overall body composition — not just shed a few pounds. “You

  • Football | May 01, 2013

    Gronkowski opening eyes at fullback


    Rob Gronkowski might have made Internet headlines with his activities in Manhattan this weekend, but it was his younger brother who was one of the stories of Kansas State’s spring game. Glenn, whose brother Rob plays tight end for the New England Patriots, looked

  • Baseball | May 01, 2013

    Kivett powers Cats past Creighton, 6-3

    OMAHA, Neb. — Ross Kivett hit two triples as part of a 3-for-4, two-RBI evening as Kansas State weathered a rain delay to defeat Creighton, 6-3, Tuesday at TD Ameritrade Park. The win —  K-State’s first in Omaha since 2006 — pushed the Wildcats’ record to 32-14

  • Editorials | May 01, 2013

    Guantanamo’s stain lingers

    President Barack Obama said many of the right things at a news conference Tuesday about the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Unfortunately, the words don’t mean much without actions. As for what he said that was on target: “I think it is critical

  • Letters | May 01, 2013

    ‘Get Around 2 It’ with us and celebrate Manhattan

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau invites residents of the Little Apple and the surrounding area, to help us celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, May 4-12.

  • Letters | May 01, 2013

    MHS students showed their true character and integrity

    To t he Editor: I want to express some feelings that are not usually found in my letters to the editor. This past weekend my granddaughter, Kristyn, was voted Prom Queen at Manhattan High School. I sure many of you have read the Mercury story

  • Arts, Leisure | May 01, 2013

    Good performance of great ballet welcomed at McCain


    It may have seemed late in the year for us to see a ballet in K-State’s McCain Auditorium, and the supernatural business in Swan Lake may have made it seem an odd candidate for a Sunday matinee. But the recent performance of Tchaikovsky’s

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