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  • Arts, Leisure | May 22, 2014

    Historic Summit, ZOOfari tails and ‘Moulin Rouge’ ballet


    Residents have an opportunity to take part in a historic Historic Summit on Thursday evening. Sponsored by the Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance, the Riley County Historical Society and Museum, and the Historic Resources Board, the Historic Summit asks the community to participate in a

  • Tennis | May 22, 2014

    Niedermayerova advances at NCAA tourney

    ATHENS, Ga. — Making her school record fourth straight appearance at the NCAA Singles Championships on Wednesday, Kansas State’s Petra Niedermayerova battled to a three-set win over 45th-ranked Lacey Smyth of Arizona, 7-5, 2-6, 7-5, in the first round of action at the Dan Magill

  • Women's Basketball | May 22, 2014

    University attorney requests Currie letter be removed, claims it was stolen

    Kansas State has asked The Mercury to take down a photo of a confidential letter concerning Leticia Romero from its website. University attorney Pete Paukstelis on Thursday asked for the removal and destruction of the photo it obtained Wednesday showing a confidential communication from KSU

  • Women's Basketball | May 21, 2014

    K-State: Decision to deny Romero’s release is final

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    Kansas State has no intention of releasing Leticia Romero from her scholarship. “Under university policy, the appeals committee’s decision is final and binding, and there is no university procedure to reexamine one of those decisions,” K-State vice president for communications and marketing Jeffery Morris

  • Local |Business | May 21, 2014

    Downtown event showcases burgeoning food scene


    The Taste of Downtown had locals sampling all kinds of new dishes at Manhattan eateries Tuesday night. The inaugural event, a fundraiser for the Little Apple Optimist Club, was co-sponsored by Downtown Manhattan Inc., and both organizations set out to showcase the new and longtime

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 21, 2014

    City to begin parks consultant search

    City commissioners on Tuesday unanimously agreed to begin the hiring process for a consultant to develop a guiding plan for the Parks and Recreation Department. Parks Director Eddie Eastes said this plan wouldn’t be a full comprehensive plan for the department. He said the

  • Local | May 21, 2014

    Dedication to mark Long’s Park renovation

    A dedication ceremony for the restored Long’s Park will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded improvements to the park, which reopened for full public use in April.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Education | May 21, 2014

    Ogden Elementary goes under lockout as police investigate sexual assault

    Ogden Elementary School was in a lockout for about an hour Tuesday afternoon as Riley County police investigated a sexual assault reported in the town. Officer Matthew Droge said the incident didn’t take place at the school, but police notified Unified School District 383 of

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 21, 2014

    ‘True conservative’ to challenge Huelskamp for Republican nomination in 1st District


    Alan LaPolice and Tim Huelskamp were both raised in Catholic families on farms near small Kansas towns. The similarities of their lives’ paths didn’t last past high school. LaPolice, 42, of Clyde, joined the Army immediately following his graduation. Huelskamp, 45, of Fowler, went a different

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 21, 2014

    Carlin to run for re-election

    State Rep. Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan, announced Tuesday she filed for re-election in the 66th District. Carlin was first elected in 2002. She is the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Committee and a member of House Appropriations, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and

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