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  • I Wonder |Local |Business | October 16, 2015

    Can I scoop up fish at the Tuttle Creek outlet tubes this year?


    Q: I saw pictures of the outlet tubes at Tuttle Creek in The Mercury the other day. They were lowering the water level in order to inspect the tubes. Seems like in past years, when they’ve done that, they’ve let the public in

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 16, 2015

    Moran, FDA official tour KSU’s vet med college

    U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran spent Friday morning showing Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner Michael Taylor some of what goes on at K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Taylor toured the facilities as part of an ongoing FDA initiative to increase veterinary oversight of

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 16, 2015

    KSU Tech professor helps improve Belize aviation

    SALINA — With aviation safety standards in Belize trailing behind many other countries across the globe, a professor at the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus devoted her yearlong sabbatical to assisting the country in advancing its aviation safety process. Raylene Alexander will host a public presentation

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 16, 2015

    Arraignment set for man charged with sex assaults

    A Manhattan man accused of sexually assaulting three Fort Riley soldiers was bound over for arraignment after a preliminary hearing Friday in Riley County District Court. Jase Derek Stanton, 29, will be arraigned Oct. 26 at 2:30 p.m. for three counts of aggravated criminal sodomy. Three men,

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 16, 2015

    Former US press secretary receives honorary doctorate

    A Kansas State University alumnus and one of the longest-serving presidential press secretaries in history is receiving an honorary doctorate from Kansas State University. Marlin Fitzwater, who served as assistant to the president and press secretary for Ronald Reagan from 1987 to 1989 and for George H.

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 15, 2015

    Regents approve K-State polytech

    Kansas State University Salina is changing its name to Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the name change at its Wednesday meeting. The new name is effective immediately. The polytechnic campus — which will focus on teaching theory through hands-on learning —

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 15, 2015

    Author challenges students to stand up for others

    Using his own book as an example, author Wes Moore Wednesday reminded K-State students not to judge a book by its cover — or its title. Moore’s book, “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates,” follows two men from similar backgrounds as their stories

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 15, 2015

    Extension to assist in Medicare enrollment

    Riley County Extension staffers will be offering assistance to Medicare beneficiaries during this year’s open enrollment season. The period begins Thursday and runs through Dec. 7, providing program enrollees a once-a-year opportunity to switch prescription drug plans. Extension director Jennifer Wilson said it’s recommended

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 15, 2015

    Trial date set for former Manhattan city attorney

    A trial date has been set for Bill Raymond, the former city attorney for Manhattan who is facing federal charges of distributing child pornography. The jury trial is set for 9 a.m. on Dec. 15 in Wichita. A status conference, also in Wichita, is scheduled for

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 15, 2015

    KSU faculty appear in physiology journal

    A chloride channel may sound like the latest addition to the cable television lineup, but two Kansas State University researchers are helping to show — including in 3-D — why knowing more about this family of transport proteins may unlock mysteries behind some genetic diseases. The Sept. 15

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