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  • Local |Government & Politics | May 26, 2016

    County to consolidate zoning, subdivision regulations

    Riley County will combine its zoning and subdivision regulations into one comprehensive code. The county has hired a community development consulting company called LSL Planning based in Northglenn, Colorado, to oversee the process. LSL planning director Elizabeth Garvin spoke to county officials at a public

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 25, 2016

    City seeks to lower proposed mill levy

    The Manhattan City Commission wants to lower the preliminary 2017 mill levy. The commission had its first work session Tuesday for the 2017 budget development process. The initial 2017 budget is nearly $148.2 million, an increase of about $10 million or 7.3 percent from this year’s budget. The initial budget

  • Local |Education | May 25, 2016

    Former KSU RB Joe Hall urges students to be their best


    The children of Manhattan can be whatever they want as long as they reach out and use the resources at their disposal, Joe Hall told students at Frank Bergman Elementary during their final day of the 2015-16 school year. Hall, a former K-State and Kansas

  • Local |Education | May 25, 2016

    Ellis super candidate for RC job

    The Rock Creek USD 323 school board interviewed the first of three candidates for the district’s superintendent position on Wednesday. The candidate, Robert Young, has served as superintendent of USD 388 Ellis since 2011. He was superintendent of USD 241 Wallace County before that. Young graduated from Marymount

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 25, 2016

    K-State alumni to be inducted into Army ROTC Hall of Fame

    Two retired U.S. Army officers who were commissioned through Kansas State University’s Army ROTC program will be inducted into the national Army ROTC Hall of Fame on June 10. The new hall of fame is at Fort Knox, Kentucky, in honor of the 100th

  • Local |Education | May 25, 2016

    School district aiding police in investigation

    USD 378 officials are working with police to investigate a report of inappropriate contact between a school employee and a student. Riley County Schools interim Superintendent Nancy Meyer confirmed in a telephone interview with The Mercury on Wednesday that the district is cooperating with the Riley

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 24, 2016

    K-State raising hike in tuition to 5.81%

    To address state cuts to higher education, K-State is proposing tuition rates for the 2016-17 school year that are higher than the increase it announced last week. In a Tuesday letter to faculty and staff, K-State’s Provost April Mason and Vice President for Administration

  • Local | May 24, 2016

    City, Northview pools to open Saturday; officials haven’t set date for CiCo Pool

    Pool season starts Saturday, but access to all of the city’s pools will be delayed. City Park Pool and Northview Pool will open Saturday, but city officials haven’t determined an opening date for CiCo Pool. Lifeguard training is expected to last through next

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 24, 2016

    Road fix comment riles commission chair

    Tempers flared at Monday’s Pottawatomie County Commission meeting when the chairwoman suggested a fellow commissioner proposed a “quick fix” road solution to bolster his re-election chances. Commissioner Pat Weixelman’s proposal to add a portion of Say Road near Wamego to a list of 2016

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 24, 2016

    UNL names K-State professor dean of architecture

    A K-State department head will leave her post to become a dean at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Katherine Ankerson, professor and head of the interior architecture and product design department in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, has accepted the position as

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