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  • Local |Government, Politics | March 25, 2013

    Forgivable loan among items on city’s docket

    The library, fireworks, the airport and an incentives package: City commissioners will consider a range of items that have previously created a stir during their Tuesday meeting. Commissioners will consider giving a $100,000 forgivable loan to Continental Mills. The company wants to relocate its Wild Roots

  • Local |Education | March 25, 2013

    School board candidates talk enrollment growth, future issues

    In advance of the USD 383 school board race, the Mercury asked the four candidates — Mitch Beims, Aaron Estabrook, Pat Hudgins and Marcia Rozell — to answer questions about issues pertaining to non-fiscal matters likely to come before the school board. Three of these candidates will be

  • Letters | March 25, 2013

    Nuss won’t abdicate city role in public services

    To the Editor: I admire Debbie Nuss’ com-mitment to a responsible city role — not abdication — in addressing public transport-ation, economic development,    social services, fiscal policy and human rights.  Debbie’s years of   selfless community work, her experience in public office and

  • Neighbors | March 25, 2013

    Her letterpress works make an impression

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    Ashley Flinn enjoys the tactility and the tediousness of her art. “Certain artists are drawn to things that have a lot of steps or have a lot of paraphernalia involved with them, and letterpress is this perfect Venn diagram meshing of lots of process and

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 25, 2013

    Treasurer’s office given OK to add a position


    County commissioners voted 2-1 Monday, with Bob Boyd opposed, to add a full-time staff member to Riley County Treasurer Eileen King’s motor vehicle department. King requested addition of the position, saying the department has been about one person short for the nearly three decades

  • I Wonder | March 25, 2013

    Was Sherow e-mail authentic?


    Q: An e-mail made the rounds Friday and I wanted to know if it’s authentic. It was purported to be from Jim Sherow. Can you check into it?

  • Movies | March 25, 2013

    ‘Admission’: What’s the point of it all, anyway?


    It is difficult to categorize the new film “Admission.” And I mean that in a bad way. If we assume that it was intended to be a comedy—and it stars Paul Rudd and Tina Fey, so that assumption is not without basis—it is

  • Editorials | March 25, 2013

    Control tower should be a priority

    We share the disappointment of Manhattan Regional Airport Director Peter Van Kuren that the airport’s control tower is among scores slated to lose federal funding in roughly two weeks as a result of the sequester. We also share his optimism that the loss of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | March 25, 2013

    RCPD earns national accreditation

    A national accreditation agency recently recognized and awarded the Riley County Police Department with its highest honor available following the agency’s three-day on-site assessment in December. The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) recognized the department for its “outstanding performance” and awarded

  • Local | March 25, 2013

    Former Conoco-Phillips exec named to K-State position

    Rand Berney has been appointed executive in residence at Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration. Berney is retired from ConocoPhillips, where his last position was senior vice president, corporate shared services from 2009 until his retirement in May 2012. With Berney’s appointment, the college

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