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  • Movies | March 06, 2013

    ‘21 & Over’ could have been more than it is


    “21 & Over” is a familiar sort of movie. It shows us college-aged kids out drinking and cavorting. And it has a Rite of Passage story, one where the central character or characters suddenly gain enough maturity to function as adults. But this time the story

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 06, 2013

    K-State stem workshop

    Kansas State University Olathe and the Kansas Enrichment Network at the University of Kansas are partnering to bring an informal science education professional development opportunity to elementary and middle school teachers, March 14 and 15, at K-State Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Drive. The National Partnerships for After School

  • March 05, 2013

    K-State football to open on a Friday night

    The college football season is coming to Kansas State fans a little bit earlier next season — one day earlier in fact. K-State announced Tuesday that the Wildcats’ season opener against North Dakota State will be Friday, Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m. from Bill Snyder Family Stadium,

  • Triangulate | March 05, 2013

    Coach Weber’s Record Breaking Coaching Win in Waco


    Kansas State’s veteran senior wing man-Rodney McGruder put the dagger in the Baylor Bears last Saturday in Waco with a three point swisher (nothing but net) with one second remaining on the clock to beat Baylor 64-61- giving Coach Bruce Weber his 24th

  • Local |Education | March 05, 2013

    Manhattan High’s new principal is back at his alma mater


    The next principal of Manhattan High School is a familiar face from its past.USD 383 officials Monday afternoon announced the selection of Greg Hoyt, Eisenhower Middle School principal, from a pool of six candidates to be the new MHS principal. Hoyt graduated from MHS in 1983

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 05, 2013

    Interim director to be sought

    Riley County commissioners agreed Monday to appoint an interim director for the health department, and to eliminate some of the more expensive advertising options for finding a permanent director. Current Riley County Health Department director Susie Kufahl recommended the hiring of an interim director, saying

  • Movies | March 05, 2013

    ‘Last Exorcism 2’ doesn’t meet standards of original


    The title sounds like a joke, doesn’t it? “The Last Exorcism 2.” Sequels are one of the curses of the movie business, and they are so common that the professionals who name movies either didn’t notice what they were doing or, more likely, they

  • Local |Education | March 05, 2013

    Planning time to be settled

    The USD 383 school board will take action on its elementary school time and high school schedule discussion during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center. At the Feb. 20 board meeting, the school board expressed a desire to provide more planning and collaboration

  • Local |Traffic | March 05, 2013

    Pottawatomie approves broader scope for Flush Road/US-24 work

    Improvements to the intersection of Flush Road and U.S. Highway 24 have been expanded. The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday approved an amendment to its engineering contract to include added safety features to the project, as proposed by the Kansas Department of Transportation. The amended design

  • I Wonder | March 05, 2013

    Our early power source? It’s a classic mystery


    Q: I’ve been reading the “Manhattan history” items every day in the Mercury, and I had a question about the very first one, for Jan. 1: I wonder where the power came from on Jan. 1, 1890 for the Manhattan Electric Light Company. Where was the plant

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