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  • Local |Education | August 12, 2014

    Teary parents send kids off to kindergarten

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    Yellow buses loaded and book bags packed, Manhattan-Ogden students went back to school today, a summer vacation over once again. At Lee Elementary School, the class of 2027 started kindergarten by gathering in the school’s music room. Most of the children were ready to begin

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | August 12, 2014

    Sierra Club criticizes decision to take air monitor off-line

    The Kansas Sierra Club on Monday criticized the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s push to shut off the air quality monitor more than a year ago at the Konza Prairie Biological Station. As The Mercury reported oat the time, this monitor, which had

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 12, 2014

    Man’s rape sentence amended to 77 years

    Riley County Chief Judge Meryl Wilson on Monday sentenced convicted rapist Tony Lewis to 77 years in prison for three incidents in 2009 involving Manhattan women. Wilson originally sentenced the 24-year-old, former Fort Riley soldier in 2010 to five life sentences for two counts of rape, three counts

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 12, 2014

    NBAF not likely to study Ebola virus

    A K-State expert on Ebola says the deadly virus won’t be studied at the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility under construction in Manhattan. Jerry Jaax, K-State’s associate vice president for research compliance and university veterinarian, said as a biosecurity Level 4 lab, NBAF could

  • Local |Education | August 12, 2014

    District enrollment up from 2013

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    It looks like an additional 152 students enrolled in the Manhattan-Ogden school district, according to preliminary numbers released on the first day of school today. That brings the total number of USD 383 students to 5,954 this year, up from last year’s Sept. 20 count of 5,802. “This is

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 12, 2014

    Babysitter, 5 children escape Ogden fire

    A babysitter and four children escaped unharmed when a fire broke out inside an Ogden double-wide mobile home Monday afternoon. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said firefighters responded at about 1:30 p.m. to the residence at 212 Ninth St. Crews began leaving the scene

  • Editorials | August 12, 2014

    SEC, Kansas reach fair settlement

    The State of Kansas did about as well as could be expected in settling a federal securities fraud charge without having to admit or deny the specific findings and without having to pay any penalties. The charge stemmed from the summer of 2009 to the summer

  • Letters | August 12, 2014

    Heartbreaking pet story can be of help to others

    To the Editor: Regarding Joel Jellison’s Aug. 10 “Off the Beat” column, thank you for sharing your story about Sheldon. I know it is difficult to deal with the loss of a pet. Let it be comforting to know that you and Haley did everything

  • Letters | August 12, 2014

    Speak up quickly to protect downtown neighborhoods

    To the Editor: The traditional neighborhood fabric that defines Manhattan’s livability between downtown and City Park requires better protection. At the July commun-ity workshop on future growth opportunities and land use alternatives at City Hall, land-use planning maps continued to identify these neighborhoods and

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 12, 2014

    Beach conversation to feature discussion on the power of art

    Photographer Dawoud Bey and University of Chicago associate curator and director of education Hamza Walker will discuss the power of art, its potential as a means of social engagement, and special aspects of the aesthetic research carried out by artists in a conversation at 7 p.


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