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  • I Wonder |Local |Business |Government, Politics | July 04, 2014

    Exactly what is a watershed district?


    Q: There has been discussion recently about forming a watershed district in an attempt to stop flooding on Wildcat Creek. What exactly is a watershed district and how does it function? And what is the alternative if the district isn’t created?

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 04, 2014

    New drum class inspired by trips to Ghana


    Kansas State University students will have the opportunity to learn some worldly music this fall with a new class that teaches West African drumming. The course, Music 281, will be taught by Neil Dunn, an instructor of percussion and dance. The class is open to all

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | July 04, 2014

    Appeals court upholds police board’s firing of officer

    The Kansas Court of Appeals on Thursday announced its affirmation of a September 2013 Riley County District Court ruling that upheld a decision made in 2011 by the Law Enforcement Agency Board to terminate a police officer. According to an unpublished opinion provided to The Mercury, the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | July 04, 2014

    Hegarty honored for police work

    Captain Tim Hegarty isn’t afraid to try new methods of fighting crime. For his efforts and success in implementing crime-reducing policing programs, the Riley County Police Department administrative captain recently was inducted into the Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame. The hall of fame is

  • General Activities | July 04, 2014

    Senior 17ers win two at Salina tourney

    In a pair of evenly-matched games Thursday afternoon, the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers came out of top in each of its pool-play games at the Kansas Grand Slam tournament in Salina. Facing Great Bend in its tournament opener, the 17ers took an early 4

  • Editorials | July 04, 2014

    It’s a great day to be an American

    As Americans celebrate our nation’s 238th birthday anniversary, we have plenty to argue about, and many of the topics involve our government. Our bureaucracy is choking us. Our leaders are ignoring us. They’re all crooked. Our government is so preoccupied with partisan infighting

  • Columns | July 04, 2014

    Economic dimensions overlooked

    Noah Feldman, in the July 1 Op-Ed column, “Conservatives keep the faith in Hobby Lobby case,” does yeoman service in presenting the political and religious issues involved in the Supreme Court’s decision to allow at least some companies to withhold coverage for certain kinds of

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 04, 2014

    College of Business Administration names Wilkinson new accounting department head

    The Kansas State University College of Business Administration has named Brett Wilkinson as its new accounting department head and the first holder of the Robert G. Chapman endowed chair. “Dr. Wilkinson has an exceptional record as an academic scholar,” said Ali Malekzadeh, Edgerly family dean

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 04, 2014

    Interior architecture and product design professor’s latest book covers presentation

    Kansas State University’s Donna Fullmer hasn’t just written the book about the design process —  she’s written the series. The assistant professor of interior architecture & product design just released “Presentation Basics,” the fourth book for her Studio Companion Series published by

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 04, 2014

    KSU team takes top prizes at national imaging competition

    A two-person team from Kansas State University won Best Overall Project and Employees Choice Video awards at the national Student Infrared Imaging Competition in Melbourne, Florida, June 27-28. The team of Devin Mangus, master’s student in biological and agricultural engineering, Kanorado, and Huan Wang,

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