Wednesday, June 29, 2016

News - Local

  • I Wonder |Local | June 28, 2016

    Is it true the city is under water restrictions?


    Q: Last Thursday night and again on Friday morning WIBW news had a story about lawn watering restrictions in Manhattan. There has been nothing in the Mercury about this, and I can find nothing on the Manhattan city website or other local news outlets.  So,

  • Local | June 28, 2016

    Pott County officials review response to May tornado

    Officials said Wamego and Louisville area residents were extremely fortunate in the aftermath of a tornado,which caused damage in the area the afternoon of May 26. “We were very fortunate… very, very lucky,” Chris Trudo, Pott County Emergency Management director, told county commissioners Monday. Trudo

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | June 28, 2016

    Board to consider auditorium upgrades

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider approving electrical upgrades to Manhattan High School West Campus’ Rezac Auditorium. The board meets 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poytnz Ave. Rezac Auditorium is outdated and in need of an upgrade, said Matt Davis, director of maintenance

  • Local |Business | June 28, 2016

    Chain that owns JC hotel files for Chapter 11

    A Missouri hotel chain that owns nearly three dozen properties, including one in Junction City, declared bankruptcy amid ongoing legal troubles. John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts filed the action on Sunday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Kansas City, Kansas, less than a month

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 28, 2016

    Commissioners reiterate second-entrance stance

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners doubled down on the county’s single entrance policy Monday, denying requests for second entrances to three different rural properties. Commissioners denied requests from Doug Kern for a second entrance to his new home in a subdivision west of Wamego, and from

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 27, 2016

    City to hear requests from outside agencies

    The Manhattan City Commission will discuss budget requests from outside agencies Tuesday during a budget review work session. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The commission will review requests from agencies that receive city funding, including Manhattan Public Library, Flint Hills Area

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 27, 2016

    EMS saw more patients per day at 2016 Stampede

    Injuries and ambulance transports were more common at Country Stampede this year than in recent years, especially considering the festival’s shortened timeframe. The event took place over three days instead of the usual four, with more acts on Thursday and none on Sunday. “EMS

  • Local |Education | June 27, 2016

    Summer STEM program introduces students to science, technology fields

    On a muggy morning on the K-State campus last week, USD 383 students filled a gym in Ahearn Field House to fly drones and expand their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math, aka STEM. The Manhattan-Ogden school district and K-State College of Education teamed up

  • Local |Public Health |Kansas State University | June 27, 2016

    Zika virus research aims to control, fight mosquitoes

    Kansas State University is helping the fight against Zika virus through mosquito research. The university’s Biosecurity Research Institute is taking a two-part approach: Researchers are studying mosquitoes to understand how they become infected with Zika virus and researchers are providing the virus to collaborative

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 27, 2016

    Program provides opportunities for students, resources for beef industry

    Eight Kansas State University students from majors across campus are serving as the inaugural participants in the Beef Cattle Institute’s Beef Scholars program this summer. With new initiatives in decision tools and big data analytics, the Beef Cattle Institute, or BCI, developed this program

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