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  • KSU breaking ground on union, Seaton Hall

    Kansas State University will have groundbreakings this week for two major projects. The university will have a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for the $25-million K-State Student Union renovation. The ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. outside of the union’s .

  • Board to consider staff, administrator raises Wednesday

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will discuss approving pay increases for classified employees and administrators during its next meeting. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. According to agenda information, the USD 383 board will consider .

  • Commission reviews transportation plan

    The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday had a preliminary review of the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (FHMPO) long-range transportation plan––a federal requirement for the area to receive future federal funding for transportation projects. A portion of Pott County’.

  • What happened to the flowers at the corner of Kimball and College? Ksugarden.mercury

    Q: Whatever happened to that beautiful purple-and-white flower arrangement at the corner of Kimball and College avenues? It was a nice welcome combined with the Kansas State University sign at that edge of the campus. If the flowers were removed .

  • Intention of ‘We Are Your Friends’ remains murky G.w.clift1

    The new movie “We Are Your Friends” is sufficiently murky that viewers may wonder if it was intended as a criticism of Gen Y or as an apology for their inability to find anything useful to do. It is telling .

  • Can ‘outsiders’ keep ‘insiders’ out?

    It’s hard to imagine Donald Trump as president, if only because he’s, well, the Donald. It’s also hard to picture Dr. Ben Carson in the Oval Office, though that’s because he’s still something of a .

  • Preventing tobacco use saves lives and money

    To the Editor: Smoking is an expensive addiction, and not just for smokers. Taxpayers pay billions of dollars annually in smoking-related health-care costs, and nearly 42,000 people die each year from tobacco-related diseases. In Kansas, the cost exceeds $1.12 billion each year. .


    Robert “Bob” Dean Jones, 93, of Chapman, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at Chapman Valley Manor in Chapman. The family provided some of the following information. Bob was born Aug. 14, 1922, at the Riverview Farm in rural Junction City.  His parents were Orin .

  • Ertz likely starting; Jones back at RB Jesse ertz.mercury

    Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder wasn’t ready to name his starting quarterback on Monday — making everyone wait until Tuesday afternoon — but all signs point to it being Jesse Ertz. The sophomore took the bulk of the snaps during .

  • Governing by ultimatum

    It isn’t often that district court judges need a lawyer. But this is Kansas, where Gov. Sam Brown-back and his conservative allies in the Legislature, not content to control two branches of government, want to call the shots in .

  • Treasurer aiming to reduce wait times

    The Riley County treasurer’s office will implement a new queuing system aimed at reducing wait times for county residents. Treasurer Shiloh Heger told commissioners about the changes during Monday morning’s commission meeting. The office will launch the system, .

  • K-State’s Burg resigns VP of research post

    K-State President Kirk Schulz announced on Monday the resignation of Karen Burg, the university’s vice president for research. Burg is leaving her post for a job at the University of Georgia, Schulz said in a post on K-State Today, .


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